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Concert Series

We are truly pleased to offer this concert series for 2016-2017.

 Date to be determined...The Emmaus Trio
December 17, 2017
...Bells of the Sound
February 10, 2017...The Emmaus Trio with Leslie Johnson, viola

 All concerts are free and open to the public.

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Date TBD The Emmaus Trio
Karin Islip, violin; Lauren Root, cello; Will Simpson, piano

The Emmaus Trio will perform an hour-long concert. 
Check back for more details about this program. 
The Emmaus Trio is Dr. Will Simpson, Karin Islip, and Lauren Root.
They enjoy performing both standard repertoire works as well as works that are unique and rarely performed. 
Dr. Simpson is the Director of  Music Ministries at Saint Andrew’s.
Karin Islip and Lauren Root are music teachers on the Eastside and are often heard in the Saint Andrew’s Orchestra and small ensembles.  
In 2016, The Emmaus Trio became Saint Andrew's Artist-in-Residence. They continue to share their musical gifts with our congregation and community!
December 17, 2017
4:00 pm
 Bells of the Sound
Shirley Lindberg, Director

Bells of the Sound returns to Saint Andrew's for its 2017 Christmas Concert! 
Bells of the Sound is not your typical handbell choir. Under the direction of Shirley Lindberg, this talented group of auditioned musicians is a dynamic force in the handbell world - encouraging composers to create new works and advancing this exciting instrument into the mainstream of entertainment. Bells of the Sound has been pioneering handbell artistry and excellence in the Puget Sound area since 1989. Established to give handbell directors an opportunity to ring, Bells of the Sound has matured into a community ensemble dedicated to musical excellence and exciting performance. The group now owns and performs on one of the largest handbell sets in the United States, which includes 7 plus octaves of Malmark handbells and 5 octaves of Malmark Choirchimes. Their four released CDs - Ring We Now Noël, Signatures, The Sound of Christmas and Just Jazz - demonstrate the range of the group and the instrument and feature not only arrangements of well-known tunes, but many original handbell compositions written for contests the group has hosted over the past 12 years. Bells of the Sound will give you a whole new perspective of handbells that you won't want to miss!

Learn more about Bells of the Sound

Bells of the Sound includes Saint Andrew's members Bryant and Vanessa Wilkie. Bryant is the Handbell Choir Director at Saint Andrew's.

February 10, 2017
7:30 pm

The Emmaus Trio
Karin Islip, violin; Lauren Root, cello; Will Simpson, piano
     with Leslie Johnson, viola

The Emmaus Trio and guest violist Leslie Johnson, played Brahms and Beethoven.
The concert began with one of Beethoven’s Opus 9 String Trios - scored for violin, viola, and cello. These early works of Beethoven exhibit the creative powers of Beethoven and are more classical than romantic in their disposition. Differing from a string quartet by subtracting one violin part, the string trio requires a greater economy in composing and resourcefulness, which the young Beethoven possessed in great abundance. 
The second half of the concert was the Opus 25 Piano Quartet in G minor of Johannes Brahms. This piece, scored for piano, violin, viola, and cello, is a work of great power, beauty, scope. Composed around 1855, early in Brahms’ life, the work is robust and vigorous and yet has many melodies that absolutely soar!