Elysium Quartet

Tatiana Kolchanova - Violin

Collin Oldham - Cello

Maria Manzo - Piano

Michael Kissinger - Clarinet

Venue: Old Madeleine Church

Composer Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) was in the French army during WWII.  He was captured by German troops and sent to Stalag VIII-A, a prisoner-of-war camp in Görlitz, Germany.  Messiaen composed Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) while a prisoner, and it was premiered in the camp in 1941.  The music is inspired by the Book of Revelation and its depiction of the end of the world.  Although composed during one of the bleakest times in the 20th century, Messian’s music is about hope, and the ultimate defeat of evil.  This concert is a multi-media show with music, photos from prison camps, and photos depicting hope for our troubled world.  

Maria Manzo, Piano

Bravo! Northwest Chamber Choir

​Michael Kissinger, Conductor

with Jazz Quartet

Venue: Old Madeleine Church

In 1924, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue revolutionized modern American music, by blending jazz with classical music.  Gershwin captured the American spirit and the “Jazz Age” of the 1920s with this now jazz classic.  We celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rhapsody in Blue on this concert featuring pianist Maria Manzo and ­­­­­­­­­­­clarinetist Michael Kissinger.  ALSO on the program are two other jazz pieces for choir and jazz combo: Dave Brubeck’s masterpiece for choir and jazz quartet, To Hope: A Celebration featuring the Bravo! Northwest Chamber Choir and jazz quartet; and the premiere of Michael Kissinger’s Jazz Psalms for Peace.  If you LOVE jazz – this concert is for you!

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Rhapsody In Blue

SUN | MAY 5, 2024 @ 3 PM

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Quartet for the End of Time

SUN | FEB 11, 2024 @ 3 PM

Handel's Messiah

SUN | DEC 10, 2023 @ 3 PM

3-Concert Series

  • Messiah - Dec 10, 2023
  • Quartet - Feb 11, 2024
  • Rhapsody - May 5, 2024

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Michael Kissinger, Conductor
Bravo! Northwest Chamber Choir

Northwest Chamber Orchestra
VENUE: The Madeleine Church

George F. Handel’s MESSIAH is a musical fixture of the Christmas season. Handel composed this music in just 24 days, which is an astounding musical accomplishment and nothing short of a miracle! For some, Handel’s MESSIAH is tradition and pure “Holiday entertainment” – like the Nutcracker Ballet.  for others, it is the greatest story ever told. With its instantly recognizable melodies like the Hallelujah Chorus, one thing is certain – Handel’s MESSIAH continues to inspire and appeal to audiences and musicians alike.  Join the Bravo! Northwest Chamber Choir and Northwest Chamber Orchestra For Handel’s MESSIAH.  It’s the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas season!

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