February 26, 2010
I've been involved with the Cascadian Chorale for over a decade, ever since my wife started singing with them. She's found the Chorale a great fit -- challenging, but fun & rewarding work on a wide range of beautiful classical music alongside other committed musicians. I've attended virtually all of the Chorale's concerts in the last decade (3-4 each year), and enjoyed them tremendously. For concerts with two performances I'd sometimes plan to attend only one, but find myself moved so much that I'd alter my plans and attend the second performance as well.
I also served as a member of the Board of Directors for a couple of years, and helped with fund raising and with concert-related tasks (selling tickets, ushering, etc.)
I'm very impressed with the new artistic director, Gary Cannon, who joined the group a couple of years ago. He adds a warm personality and sense of humor to serious musicianship, and makes the music-making process fun and rewarding for the singers and the audience members as well.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the diversity of music prepared and performed beautifully -- music from various time periods (from 12th to 21st century), in different styles, in all the common choral languages and several rare ones, and ranging from whimsical to very serious.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the passion for music-making displayed by the volunteer singers and by the professional staff (artistic director, accompanist, hired instrumentalists), and the remarkable musical achievements that result from this passion.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
serious in their pursuit of musical excellence but fun to work with.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Served as a volunteer member of the Board of Directors for a couple of years; helped with fund raising; sold tickets and ushered at concerts.