Chamber Music II

Sunday, April 29, 2018 • 6:00 p.m.
Woodhouse Wine Estates (15500 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville)

advance tickets: Brown Paper Tickets or 1-800-838-3006

Program

Caroline Shaw (*1982)
Punctum

Wolfgang Amadè Mozart (1756–1791)
String Quintet in D major, K. 593

intermission

Thomas Morley (1557?–1602)
“Now Is the Month of Maying”

Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)
Sìch’io vorrei morire

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)
“Just as the Tide was Flowing”

Gustav Holst (1874–1934)
“Mae ’nghariad i’n Fenws,” H. 183, No. 9

René Clausen (*1953)
“Set Me as a Seal”

Gerald Finzi (1901–1956)
“My Spirit Sang All Day,” Op. 17, No. 3

Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986)
Ubi caritas

Eric Whitacre (*1970)
Sleep

Jester Hairston (1902–2000)
“In That Great Gettin’ Up Mornin’”

About the Concert

Members of the Seattle Chamber Singers, under the direction of Michael Austin Miller, perform a selection of a cappella choral works, while members of Orchestra Seattle open the program with a string quartet by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Caroline Shaw and string quintet by Mozart.

Ticket price ($25) includes one glass of Woodhouse wine. Only 60 seats available (purchase advance tickets).

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About the Guest Conductor

Guest conductor Michael Austin Miller, originally from Charleston, South Carolina, now resides in Snohomish, where he serves as director of music ministries at Christ the King Lutheran Church. He holds Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees in choral conducting and has held choral and instrumental teaching positions from elementary to university level. Currently he is in his seventh year as conductor of the Bainbridge Chorale, where he is preparing the ensemble for a performance of Carl Orff’s Camina Burana.

In 2015, after he completed his sixth year as a music professor at Trinity Lutheran College, where he taught a variety of courses and directed the Concert Choir, the college began closing its doors. Since then, Michael has pursued his interests in composing and arranging music as well as writing humorous short stories. He enjoys serving as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator for school, church and honor choirs.

Program Notes