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Reelin' in the Years

Featuring Vocalpoint! Seattle

Rockin' Tunes from the 70s from Vocalpoint! Seattle, Where the Music Never Gets Old!

Thursday, October 23: 7:30 pm

Friday, October 24: 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 25: 7:30 pm - SOLD-OUT

Sunday, October 26: 2:30 pm

Broadway Performance Hall
1625 Broadway Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

A Festival Of Lessons & Carols

A Northwest Holiday Tradition

December 12-23, 2014

Celebrating 40 years of the Northwest Boychoir!

The Northwest Boychoir celebrates its popular holiday tradition with the presentation of the 2014 Festival of Lessons & Carols concert series featuring eight regional performances. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.

Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another carol sung by the choir and audience.

Tickets may also be purchased by calling the office at (206) 524-3234. Please contact us for Groups, special seating requests or questions about the event.

A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church

Friday, December 12, 2014
7:30 pm

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church
7500 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Reserved seating

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A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood

Saturday, December 13, 2014
7:30 pm

Trinity Lutheran Church
6215 196th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Reserved seating

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A Festival of Lessons & Carols

St. Alphonsus Church, Ballard

Sunday, December 14, 2014
7:00 pm

St Alphonsus Church
5816 15th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Reserved seating

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A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Holy Rosary Church, West Seattle

Friday, December 19, 2014
7:30 pm

Holy Rosary Church
4210 SW Genesee Street
Seattle, WA 98116

Reserved seating

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A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Saint Mark's Cathedral

Saturday, December 20, 2014
7:30 pm

Saint Mark's Cathedral
1245 10th Avenue E
Seattle, WA 98102

Reserved seating

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A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Saint Mark's Cathedral

Sunday, December 21, 2014
6:00 pm

Saint Mark's Cathedral
1245 10th Avenue E
Seattle, WA 98102

Reserved seating

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Annual NWC Alumni Sing: RSVP to alumni@northwestchoirs.org

A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Saint Mark's Cathedral

Monday, December 22, 2014
7:30 pm

Saint Mark's Cathedral
1245 10th Avenue E
Seattle, WA 98102

Reserved seating

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A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Presented by Seattle Symphony

with the Northwest Sinfonia

Tuesday, December 23, 2014
7:30 pm

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Please note that tickets for this event are only available at the Benaroya Hall Box Office.

ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY EVENTS by our Apprentices


Holiday Musical Salute

The Northwest Boychoir Apprentices join Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik and the Seattle Symphony!

Kick off the holidays with the 20th annual Holiday Musical Salute! This Seattle tradition begins with a hot cider reception and a fabulous holiday lane featuring great holiday gifts for every age, followed by an elegant luncheon in the Grand Ballroom and a festive concert of holiday favorites. This Symphony fundraiser benefits the Seattle Symphony Players’ Pension Plan.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014: 10:30 am

Seattle Sheraton Hotel
1400 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Winterfest at Seattle Center

The Northwest Boychoir Apprentices return to the Armory Stage!

Enjoy the magical sights and sounds of the Apprentices at Winterfest this year!

Saturday, December 6, 2014
12:30 pm

Seattle Center Armory Stage
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

Holiday High Notes at Northwest Film Forum

The Northwest Boychoir Apprentices return by popular demand to accompany silent films to celebrate the holidays!

Holiday High Notes wraps wistful footage of silent film Santas, animated elves, and carefree children from bygone days in beatific carols culled from a sophisticated seasonal repertoire.

Sunday, December 7, 2014:
1:00 pm & 2:30 pm

Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave
Seattle WA 98122

MORE INFO SOON!

Holiday Recital

St. Alphonsus Church

Sunday, December 14, 2014
3:30 pm

Annual Holiday Recital presented by the Northwest Boychoir Apprentices and Preparatory Choirs.

St Alphonsus Church
5816 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Reserved seating

Please read before purchasing tickets.

Please note that A Festival of Lessons and Carols at St Alphonsus Church is at 7:00pm on Sunday, December 14. Tickets may be purchased under the separate listing above.

Events in 2015


Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala

Seattle Design Center

Saturday, February 28, 2015
6:30 pm

Save the date to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Northwest Boychoir, complete with music and dancing courtesy of Vocalpoint! Seattle.

Help the Fund-A-Dream campaign to raise money for the Financial Aid Fund!

Seattle Design Center
5701 6th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108

MORE INFO SOON!

A Festival of Lessons & Carols

Accolades

  • "Among the most moving was a set of Viktor Ullmann's choral arrangements of Yiddish and Hebrew songs, sung by the incomparable Northwest Boychoir, led by artistic director Joseph Crnko. How this group manages what it does is astonishing. These six songs are all over the emotional and rhythmic map, but the boychoir never faltered."
    – R.M. Campbell, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  • "It’s a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit, not only hearing the boys sing their hearts out, but for us in the audience to sing lustily also, making a truly joyful noise and leaving exhilarated."
    – Philippa Kiraly, City Arts
  • "It has been a great pleasure during my years as music director of the Seattle Symphony to often work with the Northwest Boychoir. They are a superb ensemble; wonderfully trained by their extremely gifted music director, Joseph Crnko. I actually go out of my way to try to find works that incorporate a boys choir so that I can work with these talented young men and they always have all of my support."
    – Gerard Schwarz, Conductor Laureate, Seattle Symphony
  • "Between chills up the spine and tears welling in my eyes ... Well, will say only that the performance was beyond sensational. Indeed, the combination of the talent, the program, and the setting—and those pure, beautiful, resonant voices—melded so magically in what surely will be my "gift" this holiday season. Clearly, I was dazzled."
    – Lessons & Carols Audience Member
  • "The piece develops into a contrapuntal cri de coeur, incorporating the pure and precise Northwest Boychoir, as well as a mezzo and treble soloists." (VEDEM CD)
    – Joanne Sydney Lessner, Opera News
  • "What really made Thursday’s performance of the Orff was the excellence of the chorus, prepared to the hilt by Joseph Crnko, and featuring not only the Seattle Symphony Chorale but also the Northwest Boychoir. This combined group sang with tremendous energy, focus, and accuracy." (Carmina Burana, Seattle Symphony)
    – Melinda Bargreen, Seattle Times
  • "I can honestly say that attending the concert in Benaroya last December was one of the top highlights of my whole holiday season. What talent!"
    – Maggie Stapleton, Arts & Programming Coordinator - Classical KING FM 98.1
  • "As a conductor, I feel so fortunate that we have such an ensemble right here in Seattle. Northwest Boychoir was such a joy to collaborate with during our performances of Britten’s 'War Requiem', and I look forward to working with them again and again."
    – Ludovic Morlot, Music Director, Seattle Symphony
  • "And amazingly gifted teen quartet Vocalpoint show skill and effortlessly blend their voices on 'Angel Eyes' and 'Walking My Baby Back Home.' " (Music of the Mad Men Era - Seattle Symphony Pops)

    – TalkinBroadway.com, Sept. 2012
  • "Lessons and Carols was the best Christmas present we’ve had for years. We were truly, truly thrilled with the concert!"
    – Lessons & Carols Audience Member
  • "I was so incredibly thrilled to work with the fine young gentlemen of Vocalpoint in my recent concerts with the Seattle Symphony. When I first met and heard them, I was blown away by the fact that these guys were still in High School! They have a musicality, sense of pitch, and professionalism the belies their years. I'll happily work with them again...anytime and anywhere."
    – Steven Reineke, Music Director, The New York Pops