A Little Night Music featuring the music of W.A. Mozart

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ISing Choir and the Westside Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Stephen Galván, presents A Little Night Music, a celebration of the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  The concert opens with an exuberant double choir piece “Venite populi,” (Come, O people, come) and is followed by Vesparae solennes de confessore, K.339 (Solemn Vespers), a six movement work that carries the listener through a range of emotional settings; exalted righteousness, strong spiciness, playful joyousness, brooding darkness, melancholic longing and delighted exuberance.  The 5th movement “Laudate Dominum,” “worthy of the finest melodist that has graced our world,” features one of Mozart’s most exquisite and soaring vocal solos for soprano.  The Westside Chamber Orchestra will play the 1st movement of Eine kleine Nachtmusik after a presentation of the state-of-the-art, world-class multidisciplinary performing arts center, the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts.  The concert will conclude with “Dark Night of the Soul” by Ola Gjeilo, Mozart’s “Ave verum corpus” and “Magnificat” by James Whitbourne.

Works of art by leading Northwest artist, Laura M. Kemp, along with architectural renderings of the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts will be on display in the gallery at St. Matthew Lutheran Church before the concert and during intermission.

ISing’s mission is to share innovative and exceptional choral music while supporting local non-profit organizations having raised $252,274 for great causes. ISing performs the finest that choral music has to offer and increases public awareness of non-profits that are making a positive impact in our community.

“A Little Night Music” on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:30pm and again on Sunday, April 7 at 3:00pm at St Matthew Lutheran Church in Beaverton. Admission is free. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each performance. Please plan on arriving early as seating is limited.

These concerts will benefit the Capital Campaign to build the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts. Having secured 87% of the $46 million project cost, there is only $5.9 million left to raise. This once-in-a-generation project will be the first performing arts center of its kind to be built in the Portland-metro area in more than 30 years. To learn more about the campaign, please visit www.centerfortheartscampaign.org and www.beavertonartsfoundation.org.