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Northwest Chamber Chorus performs “The Birds and the Bees” concerts

The Northwest Chamber Chorus will perform two concerts at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N. this weekend. Saturday’s concert is at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday’s concert is at 3 p.m.

The highly regarded 40-voice Northwest Chamber Chorus under Music Director Mark Kloepper, continues its 43rd Concert Season with two performances of its “The Birds and the Bees” concert. This fun program features songs that celebrate the return of sunshine and spring.

Songs about nature and the garden include Spring by Edvard Grieg, Waldesnacht by Johannes Brahms, A Rose Touched by the Sun’s Warm Rays by Jean Berger, God’s Bottles by Randall Thompson, and The Waking by Giselle Wyers.

Songs about spring love are Under the Willow Tree and The Coolin by Samuel Barber, Faire Phyllis by John Farmer, and The Little Green Lane by S.E. Lovatt.

Songs of birds and bugs feature Woodpecker by Stephen Chapman, Die Nachtigall by Mendelssohn, Of Crows and Clusters by Norman Dello Joio, The Blue Bird by Charles V. Stanford, The Silver Swan by Orlando Gibbons, El Grillo by Josquin des Pres.  Also in the program are Jabberwocky by Sam Pottle, Mata del Anima Sola  (Tree of the Lonely Soul) by Antonio Estévez.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and students, and $12 for any active singer from a school or community/church choir. Children ages 6-12 are admitted free with an accompanying adult. Tickets are available at www.northwestchamberchorus.org or by calling 206-523-1196.

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