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The Vashon Island Chorale begins Fall Season

Peforms Free Concert on 9/11

The Vashon Island Chorale begins its fall session on Tuesday, Sept. 6, culminating in concerts on Dec. 3 and 4. The major work to be presented is Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Also featured will be works from Abraham Kaplan’s Eight Days of Chanukah, Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria, and traditional carols by Sir David Willcocks. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday nights from 7:15-9:15 at the VHS band room. Auditions are not required. To find out if space is available in the Chorale, call Jo Ann Bardeen at 567-5841.

Under the direction of Gary Cannon, The Chorale will present a free community concert to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. More than 75 singers, plus a full orchestra and professional soloists Jennifer Krikawa, Julia West, Jim Brown and Jonathan Silvia will perform the Mozart Requiem in the VHS gymnasium building on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3PM. As part of the national "Rolling Requiem", along with choirs all over America, the Chorale will honor lives lost ten years ago. Free will offerings at the concert will be donated to the Vashon Schools Foundation with the feeling that "education makes our world a safer place". For additional information, see