This week is packed full with Anna's Bay Chorale Celebrating their 10th Anniversary of great choral music in Mason County. Last night (Sunday), the orchestra met to rehearse and it was amazing. Our concertmaster Debra Akerlund (1st violin and to the left of Dr Martin in the pic above) and orchestra recruiter Thom Mayes (behind the cello and out of the picture) did a phenomenal job bringing together the very best musicians from all over the Pacific Northwest to help us celebrate. From the first downbeat of the rehearsal, I knew this is going to be something special. 45 instrumentalists and 60 choristers performing Faure Requiem will be an amazing sonic experience for me, but I was enthralled with the 'Spring' at last nights rehearsal. The rehearsal piano really does not do it justice and to hear Hadyn's genius brought to life by 45 professional instrumentalists was truly an honor for me....and that was just the first rehearsal. You are NOT going to want to miss the performances:
Saturday May 27 at 7PM
Shelton HS PAC
Sunday May 28 at 4PM
North Mason PAC
We also still have tickets available for our 10th Anniversary Gala on Thursday night, May 26. door open at 6:30 with a no host bar. 7PM plated dinner catered by Kern. An open Dance floor and Swing Fever (21 piece big band) will perform. There will be raffle baskets and a lot of fun to be had. Tickets are at Brown Paper Tickets or at the Shelton Cinemas.