Wishes & Candles 2017
Every December we perform our annual Wishes & Candles Concert of holiday music. This year we had three wonderful concerts, one each in Lincoln City, Newport and Yachats. We had great houses for all three. Newport and Yachats both required us to scramble a little bit to make sure everyone had a place to sit. A singing group really can't get higher praise than to find themselves with sold out houses. We'd like to thank everyone who came out!
Our concerts featured some great pieces. We sang two movements of Poulenc's Motets for Christmas, and the last movement of Pinkham's Christmas Cantata. We experimented with a double choir set up in Ola Gjeilo's arrangement of In the Bleak Midwinter. We got loud and happy with Sing We Now of Christmas and got the audience to join us singing the Silent Night part of Dark is the Silent Night. Forrest Fisher stepped out from the tenor section to perform triple duty for us. He played sax and flute on two pieces and in Yachats he conducted the tenor bass piece, Soon and Very Soon.
Women of Note were outstanding as usual. They invited David Sampson to sing a tenor solo with them and Derek Jefferson played classical guitar on La Nana and he and Tiffany Jefferson added handbells to another piece. Milo Graamans did his usual stellar job of accompanying us in Lincoln City and Yachats. He had a prior commitment for Thursday evening so fan favorite Ramona Martin stepped in without even one rehearsal to handle the piano that evening. Absolutely amazing. An amazing talent and a lovely person.
As always, thanks also to Mary Lee for managing our little circus. We got through a lot of music and had fun along the way. Kudos!
Women of Note
Photos of our small, women only octet, Women of Note from over the years. Some faces stay the same, some change, and the hair is always different!