Monday, May 28, 2012

Report from Folklife

We had a great sing-a-long at NW Folklife on Saturday. It was a gorgeous day and lots of people came out early to enjoy the festival. We had more than a hundred people at the classical sing-in we hosted at noon! The music went well and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. We were in a little courtyard next to Intiman Theater that had good acoustics and shade (not usually a problem in Seattle, I know, but we were happy to have it on Saturday!). It was even pretty with blooming rhododendrons and a climbing hydrangea. Thanks to Chris V. for leading, to Ingrid for playing, to all the choir members who came for participating, to the festival-goers for singing and to the weather for cooperating! More pictures on Flickr (see the link to the right) but here's what it looked like...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Come sing with us!

What are you doing this weekend? Going to Folklife? The Market Street Singers will be there hosting a Classical Sing-a-long on Saturday, May 26 at noon in the Intiman Choral Courtyard. We provide sheet music and our fabulous accompanist, Ingrid. You all provide the voices. (OK, we'll help.) We'll be doing an hour's worth of choral favorites, the kind of songs you probably know if you've ever been in a choir. We did something like this last summer on our own and the people from Folklife liked it and asked if we would bring it to the festival. Way fun! Please come!

Sharing the music

Life lessons for us all. It's the music and the giving that count.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Another thank you!

One more thank you for the publicity from the fine folks at Ballard Market. They have our concert info up on their sign on 15th (south bound side) as a free service to the local community. In fact, we owe them thanks for years of support. Did you know that if you shop at Ballard Market, save your receipt and pass it on to your favorite choir member or bring it to one of our events, we can turn it in for a cash donation from the Market? Such an excellent program to support local non-profits. Shop local and support community arts!

One week away!

Our concert, Turn the World Around, is coming up next weekend and we've got some big publicity hitting this week. We'd like to give a huge thanks and shout out to these two supporters of the local arts community!

First, Art Zone with Nancy Guppy has a really nice promo for the concert toward the end of this week's program. It first aired last night but it will be repeated all week on Channel 21 and on KCTS 9. Or you can go to their website to stream the program any time. Nancy does great things for the arts in Seattle. If you don't know her (although, who in Seattle doesn't know her?) this is your chance to start watching her show or friend her on Facebook for regular arts updates.

And second, KING-FM will have several spots mentioning the concert and playing recordings of some of the pieces we'll be performing. (Not our recordings...not yet. Something to work for in the future.) Tune in to hear Sean MacLean on Northwest Focus, KING's show that focuses on local performances, play three of our pieces. Monday, May 14th at 8:15 he'll play "How Can I Keep from Singing," Tuesday, May 15th at 8:24, "This We Know," and Friday, May 18th at 9:45 he'll play Verdi's "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" aka "Va Pensiero." All times are approximate. I'm a huge fan of Sean's (and a "founding member" of listener supported KING-FM) so I'm pretty excited to hear him mention us.

Tell your friends about these two great programs and how they are supporting the arts in Seattle. And come to the concert next Saturday or Sunday to provide your support in person!