Chor Anno sang two concerts in September, 2022.
The first was in Lagerquist Hall on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, September 17th. It was open to the public. Admission, as usual, was free with the hope that adults would be willing to donate $20 if so inclined. The concert in Lagerquist Hall is available on Youtube and can be found at: Chor Anno - YouTube
If necessary, grab the little red dot at the bottom of the video and drag it to the left to go to about the nine-minute mark and you'll find the opening piece of the concert. This is a marvelous hall with great acoustics for choral work as well as a very well-done video of the entire concert. We urge you to take a look.
Our second concert was Sunday, September 18th, in the Wollenberg Auditorium at Lower Columbia College, Longview. That concert was at 3:00 p.m. and was sponsored by the Kelso/Longview Community Concert Association. While the concert was not recorded, we heard wonderful words of encouragement and "thank yous" from people who attended. Our thanks to Susie Kirkpatrick, who heads the Association, for her invitation to sing for this event.
Music from our 2021 concerts
The following information tells of our 2021 concerts...now past history. You may still hear all the music as performed in Moreland Presbyterian, Portland, Oregon. Click HERE to be taken to the page with audio recordings of all pieces performed in that concert...in concert order. You may see and hear video of a portion of the concert, HERE. The videos include: Deep Peace (Elaine Hagenberg), A Little Song of Life (Reg Unterseher), Abide (Dan Forrest), Like a River (Arr. Tim Osiek), All God's Critters Got a Place in the Choir (Bill Staines, Arr. Erica Phare-Bergh), How Can I Keep From Singing (Paul Aitken), A Silence Haunts Me (Jake Runestad), and I Am Glad (Dan Schreiner).
Our 2021 program: (not in order of performance)
Resilience - Abbie Bettinis
I Am Glad - Dan Schreiner
A Silence Haunts Me - Jake Runestad
Abide - Dan Forrest'
A Little Song of Life - Reg. Unterseher
How Can I Keep from Singing? - Paul Aitken
Emerald Stream - Seth Houston
Like a River in My Soul - Arr. Tim Osiek
O lux beata Trinitas - Andrej Makor
All God's Critters Got a Place in the Choir - Bill Staines, Arr. Erica Phare-Bergh
Distress - Reg Unterseher
Terre Neuve - Marie Saindon
Deep Peace - Elaine Hagenberg
Chor Anno's 2023 Concerts - HERE for audio only
HERE for Video of the Vancouver concert
Upon opening, move the red "dot" with your mouse to the left to start from beginning of the concert.
Chor Anno's 2023 concerts were held Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17.
The first was in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Olympia, WA. Chor Anno presented a slightly abbreviated concert for residents of Vancouver Pointe, a retirement complex, at 10:45 on Sunday, the 17th and then followed that with a full concert at Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish on the east side of Vancouver...a concert held at 3 p.m.
We're happy to say that the concerts were well attended...perhaps the largest audiences we have seen for our concerts since we started in 2009.
See the link under "Our Music" to find audio uploads of the choral works sung in 2023. A video of this performance (shot during the concert at Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish) is now available. Here is the LINK.
2024 Program to be posted in June
Our leaders, Howard and Nicole, settle on a program for each year's concert by mid-June. (Remember...we are the "annual choir").
We can tell you already that our concerts for 2024 will be in Olympia at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, on Saturday, September 14, at 7 p.m. and at Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish in Vancouver, Washington on Sunday, September 15 at 2:00 p.m.. Yes, the same venues used for our concerts in '23. We appreciated the warm reception at both of these churches and we were asked to repeat a Chor Anno program in these sacred spaces. We're delighted to oblige in 2024!