2017 - 2018 Season Membership Auditions

Bellevue Chamber Chorus will be open to auditions again starting in January, by appointment! We are especially in need of tenors and basses at this time, and are looking to increase our numbers throughout the year (see below for information on our exciting concert season!). Auditions are conducted by Bellevue Chamber Chorus’ Music Director, Fred Lokken.  An accompanist will be provided.

Auditioners will be expected to:

  • Sing a prepared piece of their choice, preferably from the classical tradition
  • Demonstrate vocal range
  • Demonstrate musical proficiency via ear training, aural memory, and sight-reading exercises.

  Additional Information:

  • Rehearsals are held Tuesdays 7pm – 9:30pm, September to May in Bellevue, with a Friday dress rehearsal immediately prior to each concert weekend.
  • Three required all-day Saturday retreats are held in September, January and March. (An additional part-day Saturday rehearsal may be added in April this year.)

For more information, contact the Chorus at 425-522-3436. For an audition appointment, please fill out the contact form here:

2017-2018 Season Preview

DECEMBER – Winter Song
Beautiful sacred and secular music from around the world for the winter and holiday season, including:

  • Stars – Erik Esenvalds (Latvia)
  • Eatnemen Vuelie – Frode Fjellheim (Norway)
  • River Snow – Ying Zhang (China)
  • Passing by Woods on a Snowy Evening – Randall Thompson
  • A Glimpse of Snow and Evergreen – V.J. Singh
  • In the Silence – David Earnest
  • Videntes stellam – Francis Poulenc
  • Noel Sing We – Jon Washburn (three Native American carols)
  • Wassail Song – Ralph Vaughan Williams

MARCH – Water Music: Songs of Rain, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans
Contemporary classics, folk songs, and spirituals exploring the importance, both literal and symbolic, of water in our lives, including:

  • Noche de Lluvia – Sid Robinovich
  • The Moon Is Distant from the Sea – David Childs
  • To Be Sung on the Water – Samuel Barber
  • To Be Sung of a Summer Night on the Water – Frederick Delius
  • River Songs – arr. Gwyneth Walker
  • Shenandoah – arr. Alf Houkum
  • Wade in the Water – arr. Moses Hogan
  • Take me to the Water – arr. Alice Parker

MAY – Voces Latinas
An exciting collaboration with Fred West and City Cantabile Choir for the rarely-heard work by Argentine composer Ariel Ramirez, Misa por la Paz y la Justicia (Mass for Peace and Justice), along with other dynamic Latin American music performed by both ensembles.