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2015-2016 Season

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Seattle WA 98177
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Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 5 PM

Melissa Heath

Soprano Melissa Heath has been hailed as a “soaring, sparkling soprano” with “vivacious stage presence,” recent opera roles include Countess in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Nanetta in Verdi’s Falstaff, Micaëla in a concert version of Bizet’s Carmen with the Concerts at the Presidio series in San Francisco, and Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, with La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy. With Utah Symphony, Ms. Heath has performed both Nielsen’s Symphony no. 3 and Handel’s Messiah. She was a district winner in the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, and in 2012 and 2014 was a regional finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing’s biennial art song competition. Ms. Heath holds a Bachelor’s degree in voice from Brigham Young University, and her Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees in voice from the University of Utah. She currently teaches at Utah Valley University.


Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 5 PM

Greater Works Chorale


After an electric arrival on the Gospel scene in January 2011, with a victory at the first annual GospelFest competition in Seattle, Washington, Greater Works had their official debut the following May, hosting a concert as a black and white party to let their guests know “You Can Survive It All.” The choir has seen rapid growth in membership as well as an increase in venues. The group’s aim is to spread the love of God through quality presentation both locally and beyond, offering praise to God that draws people into His presence, where their lives can be changed. Determined to show that excellence on every level of ministry is achievable, this chorale is poised to inspire people everywhere to do Greater Works.


Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 5 PM

Stephen Beus

Born and raised on a farm in eastern Washington, Stephen Beus began piano lessons at age 5 and made his orchestral debut four years later. He went on to win numerous national and international competitions throughout his youth, capturing the attention of both audiences and critics. Fanfare magazine writes: “...His playing is strikingly original and, despite his youth, he has an interpretive voice all his own… Above all, his playing is so natural as to seem effortless and the sound he produces has extraordinary richness and depth, not quite like anyone else’s.”


Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 5 PM

Gloria Ferry-Brennan

Gloria Ferry-Brennan, 18, has been a student of Simon James and piano accompanist Hiro David of the Coleman Violin Studio for over 5 years. In the fall she will study with Pamela Frank at the Curtis Institute of Music. She has served as concertmaster for the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as a soloist with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Avanti Orchestra, the Saratoga Orchestra, the Ottawa (KS) Chamber Orchestra, the Seattle Festival Orchestra, the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra, Phiharmonia Northwest, among others. Gloria released her first CD with her band 3 Cent Stamp in De-cember 2014. She was one of ten young violinists chosen to participate in the Starling DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies at the Juilliard School. Gloria is a Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar and was featured on the National Public Radio program, "From the Top"



Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 5 PM

Liquid Gold

Edwin Huizinga & William Coulter - Virtuoso violin meets Celtic Guitar. Edwin and William have been touring together for three years. This season they are performing together all over the United States as Liquid Gold, and as part of Tom Foley’s “A Celtic Christmas”. Canadian-born violinist Edwin Huizinga has established himself as one of North America’s most versatile violinists. Grammy award winning guitarist William Coulter has been performing and recording traditional and classical music for over 25 years. What is Liquid Gold? An eclectic exploration into the universal fire and grace that connects the elements of classical, folk and contemporary musical traditions from all around the world.


Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 5 PM


Distinguished Artists Susan Gulkis Assadi, Elisa Barston and Mikhail Shmidt combine their talents to form the String Trio, A-Tre. Susan Gulkis Assadi is the principal violist for the Seattle Symphony; Elisa Barston is the principal second violinist for the Seattle Symphony; and Mikhail Shmidt is a first violinist for the Seattle Symphony. All three have distinguished careers as soloists and in chamber music and have received praise for both the sound and technical expertise​ of their  performances.


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