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Concert Series






We are truly pleased to offer this Concert Series for 2017-2018.
 
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December 17, 2017
...Bells of the Sound Christmas Concert
February 11, 2018...Jazz Ensemble
March 25, 2018...Will Simpson, piano, and  Leslie Johnson, viola 
May 20, 2018...The Emmaus Trio with Leslie Johnson, viola
 
December 2, 2017...The Emmaus Trio CandleLight Concert

 All concerts are free and open to the public.

Please join us!


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, Peace on Earth! 
"Peace on earth, goodwill to men!" was the message the angels brought to the shepherds in the fields on that first Christmas Eve. This is the very essence of the Christmas spirit that fills us this time of year. Bells of the Sound will share this message throughout the Puget Sound this Christmas season, as we present "Peace on Earth", featuring traditional carols and songs of peace from around the world. We invite you to join us on this goodwill journey as we ring in the holiday spirit!
 
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!
 

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Bells of the Sound includes Saint Andrew's member Vanessa Wilkie.
 
February 11, 2018
4:00 pm
Jazz Ensemble
 
Chase the winter blues away with a dose of jazz, America’s most original art form. We’ll explore some of the European and Afro-Cuban musical forms that gave birth to jazz, and we’ll demonstrate the continuing influences of musical styles from around the globe. Our small Jazz Ensemble of saxophone, piano, bass, and drums will have some fun with improvisation and we’ll give you a peek at the musical roles and the wordless conversations that make jazz music happen. Mostly, we’ll just have fun making music. Check it out!


 

March 25, 2018
4:00 pm
Dr. Will Simpson, piano; Dr. Leslie Johnson, viola

Dr. Leslie Johnson on viola and Dr. Will Simpson on piano delight in this French-inspired Concert with music of Franck, Faure, and Enesco. 
 
This concert is part of the duo’s series of concerts around the Northwest..
     
May 20, 2018
4:00 pm
The Emmaus Trio with Leslie Johnson
Karin Islip, violin; Lauren Root, cello; Will Simpson, piano
     with Leslie Johnson, viola


The Emmaus Trio, with Dr. Leslie Johnson, viola, perform a concert of selections by Wolfgang Mozart and Robert Schumann
 

December 2, 2017

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

On December 2, we enjoyed an evening of Mozart, Piazzola, Rutter, and Christmas favorites, played by The Emmaus Trio in the Sanctuary lit by candle light. It was an hour of beautiful music in a peaceful and spiritual setting, which fed our souls and minds. Mozart’s Piano Trio in B-flat, two of Piazzola’s Tangos, and several Christmas pieces made for a refreshing evening and start to the Advent season.  
 
  
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 Artists-in-Residence. They continue to share their musical gifts with our congregation and community!