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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

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

Limited General Admission Seating available on the door from 6:30 pm. All GA tickets are $15.

Please read before purchasing tickets.

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

No General Admission Seating available for this performance.

Please read before purchasing tickets.

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

Limited General Admission Seating available on the door from 6:30 pm. All GA tickets are $15.

Please read before purchasing tickets.

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 


Chihuly Garden And Glass Family Sundays

The Northwest Boychoir Apprentices Holiday Performance

Enjoy the enchanting sights and sounds of the Apprentices in the Glasshouse!

Sunday, December 21, 2014
1:30 pm

Chihuly Garden and Glass
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

The Men of Vocalpoint! Seattle join the Seattle Symphony Chorale for this monumental symphony.

Matthew Halls, conductor
Rena Harms, soprano
Deborah Nansteel, mezzo-soprano
Eric Neuville, tenor
Morgan Smith, baritone

Seattle Symphony Chorale
Seattle Symphony

December 31, 2014: 9:00 pm (New Year's Eve)
January 2, 2015: 8:00 pm
January 3, 2015: 8:00 pm 
January 4, 2015: 2:00 pm

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

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

Choral Tradition

Northwest Boychoir Presents:

Duruflé Requiem

Mozart Missa Brevis in F Major K193

Randall Thompson Place of the Blest

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
Plymouth Church, Seattle

Sunday, March 22, 2015, 7:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood

Joseph Crnko, conductor
Northwest Boychoir
Men of Vocalpoint! Seattle

MORE INFO SOON!

Northwest Boychoir: Oh Be Joyful

Accolades

  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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, ‎Assistant Program Director - Classical KING FM 98.1
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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