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Northwest Chamber Chorus presents “A Joyful Noise!” concerts Saturday and Sunday

Northwest Chamber Chorus presents “A Joyful Noise!” concerts, with guest saxophonist Michael Brockman, on Saturday and Sunday at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N. Saturday’s concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s concert begins at 3 p.m.

This is NWCC’s 47th concert season.

This program with music celebrating the beauty and joy of music, includes songs by many different composers and from many different eras, including Sing Joyfully by William Byrd, Exultate Deo by Scarlatti, Parce Mihi Domine by Morales (with soprano saxophone improvisation by Michael Brockman), Cantate Domino by Monteverdi, Salmo 150 by Aguiar, and The Silver Swan by Gibbons.

Also on the program are Wondrous Love arranged by Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, Cry Out and Shout by Knut Nystedt, traditional spirituals The Battle of Jericho arranged by Moses Hogan, Deep River arranged by Anders Paulsson (with soprano saxophone improvisation by Michael Brockman), There is Sweet Music by Edward Elgar, Musical Risotto by Jonathan Willcocks, Earth Song by Frank Ticheli, The Old Church by Stephen Paulus, and Music, When Soft Voices Die by Frank Bridge.

Michael Brockman is co-director and lead alto saxophonist of the renowned Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra and has been a faculty member at the UW School of Music since 1987. He appears frequently with the Seattle Symphony and as a featured soloist with Philharmonia NW, Cascade Symphony, St. James Cathedral Choir, Choral Arts, Northwest Chamber Chorus, Ave Renaissance Choir, and with organist Doug Cleveland.

Tickets are $22 general, $17 senior citizens, $12 students, and $12 active singers, and are available online, by calling 206-523-1196, and at the door. Children ages 6-12 admitted free with accompanying adult.