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Mozart's Great Mass in C minor

Date and Time

Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Location

Benaroya Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Program

Mozart-The Great Mass in C Minor

Other works to be announced

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Description

Northwest Associated Arts has again invited the Sammamish Symphony to take part in a special appearance at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. The Great Mass in C Minor by Mozart is his most accomplished religious work. Composed in 1783, after a vow made to his father to write a sacred piece, its rich choral range, dramatic style, and beautiful airs for the soloists make it one of the monuments of the Classical era.

Featuring

Sacred Music Chorale
Vashon Island Chorale
Northwest Chamber Chorus

Soloists to be announced

James W. Truher, Guest Conductor

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A professional musician since 1982, James Truher has a degree in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting as well as study toward a Masters of Arts in Musicology from California State University at Los Angeles. In 1983, Maestro Truher made his professional conducting debut with the Pasadena Chorale and Orchestra with his orchestration of “Rejoice in the Lamb” by Benjamin Britten.

Mr. Truher has been conductor of the Microsoft Orchestra (where he is also a Senior Software Development Engineer in Test) since 2002. He studied conducting with Christophe Chagnard, Roger Wagner, William Hatcher and Sergio Siminovich and specializes in music from the Medieval to Baroque periods. He served as Assistant Conductor for the Lake Union Civic Orchestra from 2009-2011 and has been a guest conductor/reading session for the Northwest Mahler Festival. Mr. Truher has served as percussionist in a number of local community orchestras and section coach with the Sammamish Symphony.

As a singer, Mr. Truher has performed with LaNoue Davenport, Krzysztof Penderecki, Michael Tilson Thomas, The Tudor Choir and many others. While in Los Angeles, James was an active studio singer, recording with Michael Jackson, Mike Curb and John Williams and was a featured soloist with Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra and I Cantori, performing on National Public Radio and KFAC Los Angeles.

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