UPCOMING CONCERTS AND APPEARANCES
2015 – 2016 SEASON
Save these dates for our major concerts and other featured events! Tickets for individual concerts will be available as the date approaches. Check out our new pre-purchase Season Tickets option here!
♦ Our annual fundraiser gala! Thanks to record attendance last year, we are adding a second performance to our fundraiser! Now you can support the Northwest Firelight Chorale at two different levels on two different evenings — but both with the same amazing show. Friday night will be a more casual evening of passed hors-d’oeuvres and a no-host bar. Saturday night will be a sit-down dinner, no-host bar and dessert auction. Both nights will have a direct donation “raise the paddle” to gain necessary operating or special event funds.
♦ Congregational Church on Mercer Island (UCC), Mercer Island, WA
♦ Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm
♦ Adult $40, Youth 12 or under $20
♦ Doors at 6pm, Dinner and Show at 7pm
♦ Adult $75, Youth 12 or under $35
♦ Adult $20, Youth 12 or under $12, Child 4 & under FREE
Whether you’re wanting to add a special performance to your private party, celebration, or corporate event, or if your needing a moving tribute for a dedication ceremony or memorial service, The Northwest Firelight Chorale has the full choir as well as our octet or our men’s ensemble available for your event. We are happy to customize a unique performance for your special event. Please contact our director Deeji Killian at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a performance!
Concerts and Performances
Three times a year, The Northwest Firelight Chorale headlines our own concerts. We typically present a winter holiday concert, an early spring fundraiser performance, and a spring concert to end the season. Stay posted on our upcoming performances by returning to our website or following us on Facebook.
We collaborate with musicians and arts organizations, with past performances co-presented with the Total Experience Gospel Choir, Market Street Singers, Pacifica Children’s Choir, the Phinney Choir, Iraqi pianist Karam Salem, and choirs from the following faith communities: the St. John United Lutheran Church, St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, Luther Memorial Church, Woodland Park Presbyterian, Woodland Park United Methodist, and Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church.
The Northwest Firelight Chorale both sponsors and participates in interfaith chant services. We feature chants from various traditions including, Jewish, Sufi, original chants by our director, and chants from the Taize community of France.
The following are excerpts from letters responding to The Northwest Firelight Chorale performances:
♦ “I very much enjoyed the performance of the choir at the recent Volunteer Celebration at the Seattle Public Library. The music was beautiful and brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for making me feel special.”
♦ “That choir is fabulous. I would say the most impressive I’ve heard in 20 years of leading tours.”
♦ “[The concert] was terrific. Your voices were so beautiful—so engaging, but I must say that I was most taken with the way the music seemed to exude from your bodies as well. The whole choir just seemed infused with the glorious music—amazing!”
♦ “I was deeply touched by the music of your choir.”
♦ “Stunning. The choir is a conduit of the Spirit’s inner work.”
♦ “I hope you are all still riding high from yesterday’s performance! The choir sounded SOO FANTASTIC!! And thank-you for the expressive faces. I don’t know if you realize how much that added. What amazing energy you all gave to that service. All the soloists gave their all to their solos and they couldn’t have been better. I’m also aware of the extra energy everyone put into memorizing and what a difference it made in the performance. Nothing in-between your hearts and voices, and the audiences hearts and ears….The Good Friday service was soul-stirring and beautiful. Your singing brought a full, rich intensity to the Taizé chants. I loved hearing you all with the cello also. What a perfect instrument to match the warm sound of the choir!”
♦ “This has to be one of the most fun, cheering medleys I’ve ever seen! What a joy to be able to see this even if I couldn’t be there! Thank you. Sharing to everyone I know!”
♦ “I loved the concert. You’re an amazing talent and transmitter of joy. I expect to attend all concerts you produce, especially if they are sacred or ecstatic in any way. Your director’s musicology is astounding and the stagecraft = amazing.”
♦ “How grateful I am to be a part of the audience again and again. I haven’t missed a concert yet – though it sometimes looks like I won’t be able to make one, it always works out that I do! It’s healing for me. To hear you say “love and healing” and then experience both are astounding. Thank you, thank you, thank you for being who you are and doing what you do.”
♦ “I cried, it was beautiful and reminded me of my childhood, e.g. Red River Valley, and my loved ones. Thank you.”
♦ “It’s amazing and wonderful to hear music in such a raw form. With today’s music, it’s special when you hear music live…it gave me shivers. Thank you.”
♦ “Very physical response: I actually shivered. I cried. It’s only intermission! The concert was much fun! And the singing magnificent! Thank you!”
♦ “Great variety! High quality. Loved the ensembles. I happen to love folk songs, so it was right up my alley. Great spirit, sounded good, very entertaining. Will recommend!”