Maurice Durufle - REQUIEM

Giovanni Perfolesi - STABAT MATER

Manzo, Conductor

Bravo! Chamber Choir  & Orchestra
Location: First United Methodist Church


What does an Italian Baroque composer have in common with a 20th century French organist? Both wrote beautiful sacred music based on ancient chant melodies.  Giovanni Pergolesi's STABAT MATER features gorgeous melodies for Women's Choir and Orchestra.  Maurice Durufle composed his REQUIEM for Choir and Orchestra in 1947, and blended Gregorian Chant with lush modern harmonies.  Conductor Maria Manzo leads the Bravo! Chorale, soloists and Northwest Chamber Orchestra in a concert of the Sacred & Divine. 

Maria Manzo, Conductor

Bravo! Chorale & Soloists

Northwest Chamber Orchestra
Location: First United Methodist Church


We begin our 25th Anniversary with a performance of George Frederic Handel's MESSIAH. Beloved around the world by audiences and musicians alike, Handel's masterpiece has been performed continuously since its premiere in 1741. For some, MESSIAH is pure entertainment, while for others it is “The Greatest Story Ever Told.”  With its recognizable and familiar melodies and the iconic Hallelujah Chorus, one thing is certain — MESSIAH continues to have widespread musical appeal for audiences and musicians alike.  Start your Christmas season with this glorious music performed by our Chorale, Soloists and Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Maria Manzo.

SWING, SWING, SWING!

SUNDAY / JAN 28, 2018  @ 3 PM

GRACE KELLY JAZZ QUARTET

SUNDAY / JUNE 3, 2018  @ 3 PM

Grace Kelly Quartet

Jazz Music's Rising Star!

Location: First United Methodist Church

Jazz saxophonist Grace Kelly plays with the "...heart of an old soul and the energy of a 24-year old..." Grace recorded her first CD at 12, performed her original music with the Boston Pops at 14, and performed at President Obama's Inauguration at 16.  Grace has played with Harry Connick Jr., Huey Lewis, Gloria Estefan and many others, and has been a band member of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  You won't want to miss this performance by jazz music's rising star!

SEASON SUBSCRIPTION

All 5 concerts - 20% Off Single Ticket Prices

  • Handel's Messiah - December 3
  • Swing, Swing, Swing! - January 28
  • Sacred & Divine - March 18
  • Bach, Beethoven & Blues - April 29
  • Grace Kelly Quartet - June 3

Join us for our 25th Anniversary Season!  Get all 5 concerts, and save 20% of the Single Ticket prices.  It's beautiful music, great entertainment and a value price.  PLUS you have an added BONUS: as a season subscriber, you also have the option of using your tickets for our Portland series concerts - your tickets are FLEXIBLE - use them for Vancouver OR Portland concert dates!

Bravo! Concerts Northwest

Presenting Great concerts of classical, jazz, sacred and contemporary music 

SEATING: 

  • SERIES tickets seating is located in the RED SECTION.  
  • Single Tickets are General Admission, located in the GREEN SECTION.  


NOTE: All Concerts are subject to change, including venue locations and concert repertoire.  After tickets are purchased, there are no refunds, no exchanges, no rain checks.

BACH, BEETHOVEN & THE BLUES

SUNDAY / APRIL 29, 2018  @ 3 PM

MESSIAH - BY GEORGE F. HANDEL

SUNDAY / DEC 3, 2017 @ 3 PM

CONCERT LOCATION:

First United Methodist Church

401 E. 33rd StreetVancouver, WA 98663

​Telephone: 360-693-5881

Map & Directions: www.vanfumc.org

Michael Kissinger, Clarinet / Jazz Quartet

George Fox University Jazz Orchestra
Location: First United Methodist Church


Clarinetist Michael Kissinger and his Jazz Quartet will be joined by the George Fox University Jazz Orchestra in a salute to AMERICAN BIG BAND MUSIC!  We will perform American jazz classics from the Swing Era big bands of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie and others - as well as the premiere of brand new jazz music compositions guaranteed to get your toes tapping.  Tunes like Ellington's famous signature song "A Train", Benny Goodman's famous "Sing, Sing, Sing", classics like "Moonlight Serenade" and "Take 5" and others. Bring you dancing shoes - you won't be able to sit still for this FUN show!

SACRED & DIVINE

SUNDAY / MARCH 18, 2018  @ 3 PM

SEASON SUBSCRIPTION

ALL 5 CONCERTS

  • Bravo Chorale2:16

Bach - BRANDENBURG / WACHET AUF

Beethoven - PIANO TRIO

Chris Brubeck - DANZA DEL SOL

Pachelbel - CANON
Location: First United Methodist Church


Who said classical musicians can't swing? This concert features highlights from Johann Sebastian Bach's famous BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS, Beethoven's PIANO TRIO - and the coolest, hippest Swingle Singers vocal jazz arrangements of Bach's WACHET AUF and Pachelbel's CANON on the planet!  Also on this concert is the classical-jazz crossover piece DANZA DEL SOL by our friend Chris Brubeck.  It's the most fun concert of the season!

Band: Tatiana Kolchanova, Violin / Maria Manzo, Piano / Michael Kissinger, Clarinet / Chris Higgins, Bass / Dave Muldoon, Drums / Bravo! Jazz Choir