Bainbridge Island Review


Share the holiday spirit at ‘A Medieval Feaste of Music’

November 19, 2012 · 1:19 PM

Becky Eastgard is the Court Jester at the Bainbridge Chorale’s “Medieval Feaste of Music.” / Photo courtesy of Bainbridge Chorale

Bainbridge Chorale celebrates the joy of the season with a choral gala of feasting and song, as well as solemn reflection, as the chorale presents “A Medieval Feaste of Music” in three concerts next month at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church.

The concert features music drawn from the traditions of many countries, including unique arrangements of familiar carols, boisterous works with brass accompaniment, and quietly reverent a capella pieces.

Selections include the lyrical and joyous “Gloria,” by contemporary composer Randol Alan Bass, written for the New York Pops Orchestra in 1990. Bass sets the familiar text, “Glory to God in the highest and peace on earth to men of good will” to an exuberant score characterized by dynamic and rhythmic contrasts accentuated by brass flourishes.

In keeping with the theme of feasting, audience members are encouraged to bring a contribution of non-perishable food items or cash donations for Helpline House, so that those in need may share in the bounty of the holiday.

The chorale, under the direction of Michael A. Miller, will first present a special, shorter family concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 will include senior members of Bainbridge Chorale Young Singers.

Two concerts will also be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.

For tickets or for more information, visit www.bainbridgechorale.org or call 206-780-CHOR.

Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church is located at 11042 Sunrise Drive NE.


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