Who We Are
The Federal Way Chorale has
approximately 65-70 volunteer voices with many years of prior
chorale experience. The talented voices of the Chorale give of
their time for weekly group practices, sectional practices and
private practice at home. Small group voice lessons by section
have been given by Dr. Sandra Glover, professor of Music at
Highline Community College. Rehearsal tapes (MP3, CD and
"Cloud") aid daily study and help achieve concert perfection.
The Chorale's Artistic Director, Mr. Laird Thornton, has a
bachelor & master degrees in musical performance and is the
Choral director for Grace Lutheran Church and Thomas Jefferson
High School. The chorale's Assistant Director, Mr. Brian
Soushek, has worked extensively with musical theater programs at
Thomas Jefferson High School and the Knutzen Theater and is the
Musical Director of United Methodist Church. Performances will
include local professional orchestra musicians.
The mission of the Federal Way Chorale
is to provide musical and performance excellence; with passion
and enthusiasm we strive to provide the culturally diverse
community of the Puget Sound region an inspirational musical
experience. Through diversity of repertoire we continue to
educate our audience through our music and be an integral and
active member in the cultural life of our community at large.
The Chorale will present concerts in
Federal Way on May 19th and May 21st showcasing the choral
writings of Eric Whitacre and music from the movies. Whitacre is
currently the preeminent choral composer in the United States.
His works, entailing stirring melodies and rich harmonies, laced
with emotion are performed by choirs from the high school to the
professional level all across the world. We will also be
performing pieces from well-loved movies. Our concert pieces
range from the extremely popular and well-known Whitacre piece,
Seal Lullaby, to the Casablanca classic As Time Goes By. Music
from the Disney musical, Frozen, round out the performance and
ensure that even the kids will be entertained. This concert has
something for everyone and is not to be missed!
The Chorale also performs at local
events such as the Federal Way Tree Lighting, Korean-American
Day, the Federal Way Memorial Celebration and such venues as
local Country Club Christmas brunches and even flash mob
performances at South Center Mall.
Your generous, tax-deductible
donations all us to continue to perform throughout the region
and help pay for our director costs, instrumentalists and
accompanists, venues and supplies.
We are grateful for your support!
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