Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The MAREKT STREET SINGERS present.......
Saturday, August 27, at 7:30pm
Ballard First Lutheran Church - Downstairs Social Hall
2006 NW 65th Street
 For five years The Market Street Singers has presented community sing-alongs featuring favorite choral classics, familiar “chestnuts” that singers continue to love no matter how many times they sing them. The success of these “Festivals of Favorites” has led us to offer them as ongoing events, at various venues, including NW Folklife. There has recently been markedly increased interest in choral sing-alongs in the area and we are proud to be part of this exciting trend.

We provide the music, all you have to do is show up and enjoy the fun. This is not designed as a concert performance, but rather a community music making event. Whereas singers of all abilities are welcome, non-singers are welcome to show up to just enjoy listening to the music.

And singers, YOU get to choose what music we do from a list of over 25 titles. Things like… Billings “Africa” and “David’s Lamentation” - Mozart “Ave Verum Corpus” - Biebl “Ave Maria” - Farrant “Call to Remembrance” - Farmer “Fair Phyllis” - Rutter “For the Beauty of the Earth” and “Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind” - Tallis “If Ye Love Me” - JS Bach “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” - Lassus “Jubilate Deo” - Morley “Now is the Month of Maying” and “April is in My Mistress’ Face” - Vittoria “O Magnum Mysterium” and “O Vos Omnes” - Rene Clausen “Seat Me as a Seal” - Palestrina “Sicut Cervus” - “Sumer is a cumin in” - Brahms “Waldesnacht” - Bennet “Weep O Mine Eyes” -  Randall Thompson “The Road Not Taken” and “Alleluia” – Houston Bright “Rainsong” – Jeffers “I Have Had Singing” – and Joseph Martin “The Awakening.”

A suggested participant donation of $15 will help cover expenses. There is no need to reserve a space, in the unlikely event we run out of music scores, you may have to share with someone. But isn’t this a lovely way to make friends? We do, however, want to make sure we have enough chairs set up. If you plan to attend we request you notify director@marketstreetsingers.org or call 206-465-3296.

SPREAD THE WORD!  There is nothing better than a large crowd of happy people singing music they love, or music they are falling in love with. Pure choral joy. Almost as good as a choral jukebox! Visit the Market Street Singers online for more information visit www.MarketStreetSingers.org

The Market Street Singers is a choral ensemble for Ballard that builds connections within diverse communities. Celebrating the joy of choral music among singers and listeners, we aspire to cultivate neighborhood pride with choral arts that are truly community identified.

The Market Street Singers is a recipient of the Civic Partners Grant from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. We are also a 501(c)3 organization. Your gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. We are based in Seattle and registered with the Washington State’s Charities Program. Additional information is available by calling the State Charities Program at 800-332-4483 or visiting www.sos.wa.gov/charities.