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‘In Love With Spring’ with the Amabile Choir

The Amabile Choir presents its spring concerts Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church.   - Paul Brians photo
The Amabile Choir presents its spring concerts Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church.
— image credit: Paul Brians photo

The Amabile Choir will sing its spring concerts at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17 and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church.

The title of the program is “In Love with Spring,” and this concert of spring gems from around the world will feature Eric Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs” with piano and violin.  Other works include songs by Debussy, Mendelssohn, Rutter, and Vaughan Williams.

Amabile, a new vocal ensemble, is singing its debut season on Bainbridge Island under the direction of Anne Pell. The mixed choir of about 50 men and women come from a wide range of backgrounds. Their repertoire will consist of an expansive variety of classical as well as contemporary music. The Amabile Choir seeks to inspire singers and audience members by performing choral music with love and joy, enriching lives through musical excellence.

Audiences will recognize Pell as the former accompanist and assistant director of Bainbridge Chorale for the past 14 years. She currently directs the Women’s Schola Nova Choir and the Men’s Compline Choir. In addition to performing many Island gigs, either solo or with her jazz trio, she has worked as a full-time private piano instructor on Bainbridge Island for almost 20 years.

Tickets are available from Amabile singers or at Vern’s Winslow Drug.

The suggested donation is $15.

For more information, visit http://amabilechoir.org/.

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