WEEKEND: RainShadow Chorale to sing tonight, Sunday at Port Townsend venues

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — From Renaissance-era songs to “A Shakespeare Suite,” the RainShadow Chorale will offer “Music for the Heart & Soul” tonight and Sunday at two Port Townsend venues.

The RainShadow Chorale will lift its 30 voices at 7:30 tonight at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Franklin St., and again at 3 p.m. Sunday at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave.

Tickets are $15, or $10 for students.

For this pair of performances, RainShadow guest conductor J. Edmund Hughes has composed the “Shakespeare Suite,” with lyrics from the Bard's plays.

The conductor also is including a variety of other works, from gospel songs to Gregorian chant — pieces to “get us in touch with our emotions and our spirits,” he said.

At these concerts, listeners will hear songs inspired by many sources: the Catholic Mass, a story by Rudyard Kipling and the poetry of e.e. cummings and Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Tickets are available at Crossroads Music, 2100 Lawrence St., and www.rainshadowchorale.org.

For more information about RainShadow, an auditioned choir formed in 1997, visit its website or phone 360-379-3718.

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Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane.urbani@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: March 14. 2013 4:15PM
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