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March Concert: Vivace! and Friends Concert - Earth, Wind and Fire

Vivace! Choral Program proudly presents our Vivace! and Friends Concert, Earth, Wind and Fire. We will be joined with our amazing guest choir from Redmond, WA Columbia Choirs' Concord Chamber Singers under the direction of Steve Stevens.

Tickets: Tickets are available at rehearsals starting March 3rd and at the door on the day of the concert starting at 1pm.

Adult Tickets are $10 and Children (12 and under) are $8.

Location: Spanaway Lutheran Church, 16001 "A" St S, Spanaway, WA 98387

When: Sunday, March 23rd

Time: Doors will open for general seating at 2:35pm and the concert will begin at 3:00pm.

We hope that you will join Vivace! and our guests "Concord Chamber Singers" in celebrating the coming of Spring with the wonderful music of Earth, Wind and Fire.

NOTE TO CHORISTERS: Your Call Schedule before the concert is listed below, please be respectful of our space and not be distruptive to the other performing groups or patrons of the church either in the Green Room or in the Sanctuary.  Please arrive BEFORE your schedule call time, so that it will allow you time to drop off your things and be ready to rehearse when you are called up to the Sanctuary.  We will have a limited amount of time before the concert begins, so if every chorister would do their best to listen to instructions to whomever is standing in front, we can get a lot accomplished and be ready to give a spectacular performance!


11:45AM - V! Section Leaders “Call” parking lot. Move to downstairs at 11:55AM

12:15PM - Vivace! Cathedrals “Call” (Downstairs)

1:10PM - Vivace! Mixed Choir “Call” (Downstairs)

1:45PM -  Vivace! Kids “Call” (Downstairs)


12:00-12:30PM (30) - Vivace! Section Leaders Rehearsal/Sound Check (Downstairs)

12:30-1:00PM (30) - Vivace! Cathedrals Rehearsal (Downstairs)

1:00-1:30PM (30) - V! Cathedrals Sound Check (Sanctuary)

1:30-2:00PM (30) - Vivace! Mixed Choir Sound Check (Sanctuary)

2:00-2:10PM (10) - Vivace! Choirs Combined - For the Beauty of the Earth (Sanctuary)

2:10-2:25PM (15) - All Choirs Finale  “Walking Down that Glory Road” (Sanctuary)

2:25-2:35PM (10) - V! Kids Sound Check (Sanctuary(

1:05-1:30PM - V! Mixed (Sanctuary)

1:30-2:00PM - Finale, Combined Vivace! Choirs and Guest Choir (Sanctuary)

2:00-2:30PM - V! Kids (Sanctuary)

2:35PM - House opens for General seating

3:00PM - Concert starts


12:00PM - Arrive at Spanaway Lutheran Church

12:15-1:00PM - Columbia Concord Chamber Singers Sound Check (Sanctuary)

1:00-2:10PM - Columbia Chamber Singers (Green Room)

2:10-2:25PM - All Choir Combined Finale Rehearsal

2:25-2:55PM - Relax, Change, Lunch/Snacks

3:00PM - Concert Starts

Auditions and Rehearsals for the 2013-14 Season…

Vivace! Choral Program is open for auditions for our 2013-14 (our 15th Anniversary) season for all three choirs.


Our Vivace! Kids choir is made up of students primarily in late elementary to early middle school grades, with some exceptional and focused 3rd graders with unchanged voices. The Vivace! Mixed choir is our mass choir, which consists of students from middle school to high school grades, changed/changing voices and with general music knowledge. And finally our Cathedrals choir is our flagship choir, which consists of students in late middle school to college grades with changed voices and novice to advanced music knowledge.


Through the Vivace! Choral Program your child will develop musical knowledge and skills, and as they progress through the program, these skills will continue to develop. The foundation of Vivace! is based in our mentoring program, elementary music specialist and choral conductors throughout the Bethel School District are mentors in Vivace! so there is a continuity of learning that begins at Vivace! and continues to the schools and vice versa. Also, there is mentoring that occurs in our choristers as well, the Cathedrals choir, will mentor our Mixed choir and in turn our Mixed choir mentors our Kids choir mentors.


WHO?: All New Vivace! singers (elementary through high school) are invited.

Starts Monday, September 9th (new students should contact our Choir Manager, David Nguyen, at ChoirManager@vivacechoral.com or Auditions@vivacechoral.com for information)


Audition Schedule for September 9th, 16, and 23rd.

V! Kids Auditions/Rehearsal: 4-5pm (V! Kids wanting to move into V! Mixed stay for 5-6pm)

V! Mixed/Cathedrals Auditions/Rehearsal: 5-7pm (V! Mixed wanting to move into Cathedrals stay for 5-7pm).


WHERE ARE REHEARSALS AT?: Liberty Middle School (7319 Eustis Hunt Road E., Spanaway right next to Pioneer Valley Elementary) in the Choir Room, every Monday.


For Rehearsal and concert dates, please visit our Calendar.  Information may be chanced periodically, please visit the calendar often for updates.

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Vivace! Choral Program is on Facebook. Visit Vivace! at www.facebook.com/vivacechoralprogram to follow Vivace!, watch video clips from performances, and see upcoming events and concerts by Vivace!

Vivace! choirs have been featured in concert at The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.; the Abbey Bach Festival in Mt. Angel, Oregon; and in cathedrals from Seattle to San Francisco along America’s scenic West Coast. The Cathedrals Choir performed in Austria at the Mozart Festival in Salzburg and Vienna, with additional formal concerts at Melk Abbey and the Matthias Church in Budapest, Hungary. The choir has also been featured in the Seattle Symphony’s Benaroya Hall and Tacoma’s Pantages Theater. Singers have performed with the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Harvey Felder and under the direction of Dr. Geoffrey Boers of the University of Washington. Vivace! choirs have also been featured in concert with the inimitable Peter Schickele, a.k.a. P.D.Q. Bach. They have appeared several times on classical radio broadcasts and have been featured in Seattle’s Argosy Christmas Ship Festivals.

The Vivace! Choral Program offers a continuous and comprehensive 4th-12th grade mixed choral experience for students as a supplement to the musical offerings of the regular school day.

Vivace! uses a strong educational mentoring model, in which each choir is “mentored” by students from the next level in the organization. Additionally, a small number of novice educators and college students who plan to teach music are selected as section leaders for the Cathedrals Choir.

While students receive instruction in vocal technique, theory, history, movement and performance, Vivace! provides young music educators the opportunity to practice and hone their artistic skills in a nurturing environment. The choristers perform a wide variety of music; from the sophisticated motet to satisfyingly silly and choreographed pieces. Always delightful, Vivace! choirs invite, inspire and entertain all.

Vivace! Orphans raised the performance bar at the Bethel School District Choral Festival

Vivace! Orphans raised the performance bar at the Bethel School District Choral Festival

Congratulations to the Vivace! Kids, Mixed and Cathedrals choirs for an amazing and entertaining performance at this year Bethel School District Choral Festival on Wednesday, March 23rd at GKHS. Our performance was the talk of the district from teachers to high district officials. Our performance set the bar for the entire night and what a wonderful night of amazing singing that was. Thank you for being professional musicians and entertaining your audience, the choirs deserve a pat on the back for your performance!!!

Check out Vivace! Orphan Set at the Bethel School District Choral Festival!


If you are interested in Singing with Vivace! or know of someone who would like to sing, have them come down to our rehearsal on Monday, April 11th. Vivace! is auditioning choristers for our V! Kids and V! Mixed choirs For more information, please contact our Choir Manager, David Nguyen, at ChoirManager@vivacechoral.com or by phone at (206) 310-5420. Rehearsals are held on Mondays at Liberty Jr. High School on 7319 Eustis Hunt Rd E in Spanaway, WA. We hope to see you at rehearsal!!!


Friends of Vivace!

Are you interested in making a donation or supporting a chorister in Vivace? Then check out the "Friends of Vivace!" postcard listed under the "Documents" link. Print this PDF file out and send it to the Vivace! mailing address listed on the "Contact Us" page.

Rehearsal resources

Hey, Vivace choristers! After you log in, check out the exciting items available to you in our Rehearsal Resources section. (Go to the lefthand margin of this page and click on the "Rehearsal Resources" link. Then choose the piece you'd like to work on.) As we prepare for our upcoming performances, be sure to make use of these helpful tools.

Also, check out the Articles section...and keep on checking back there for useful information on current repertoire and other pertinent information for us as an organization.

Happy rehearsing!
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