ISING CHOIR PRESENTS WINTERFEST with guests Big Horn Brass Trombone Consort at The Reser on December 09-10, 2023

ISing Choir will perform some of the most marvelously festive music of the season under the direction of Stephen Galván. The concert will feature the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, with a movement out of the “Christmas Oratorio” along with a motet “Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden.” These concerts will premiere “Maria Regina Caeli” by Mr. Galván. The romantically sumptuous “Abendlied” by Josef Rheinberger and the raucous “Gaudete” by Steven Sametz will be on the program. Two pieces will commemorate the life of poet and teacher Beverly Galván with the ever popular “Pie Jesu” by Andrew Lloyd Webber and recent arrangement of “Ubi Caritas” by Dan Forrest.  Guest artists will include the Big Horn Brass Trombone Consort and Jerry Bobbe on cello.  A double choir work, “Alleluja, freuet euch ihr Christen alle” by Andreas Hammerschmidt, will be accompanied by the consort on sackbut, an early ancestor of the modern tenor trombone.

Concerts will be held on Saturday, December 9th at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 10th at 3:00pm at The Reser, with convenient parking in the nearby parking garage. The $14 ticket price is just enough to cover the facilities and box office cost for the performances. In keeping with ISing’s mission, the choir will be accepting separate donations (cash, check or credit card) to support this season’s beneficiary, Depave, empowering disenfranchised communities to overcome social and environmental injustices and adapt to climate change through urban re-greening.

ISing’s mission is to share innovative and exceptional choral music while supporting local non-profit organizations. To date, the choir has raised $407,533 for worthy causes. ISing performs the finest that choral music has to offer and increases public awareness of non-profits that are making a positive impact in our community.

These concerts are made possible by grants from the Beaverton City Arts Program, the Cultural Coalition of Washington County, and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Big Horn Brass Trombone Consort

Ron Babcock, John Warton, Andrew Harris, David Bryan, John Ohnstad  

Big Horn Brass Trombone Consort: Ron Babcock, John Warton, Andrew Harris, David Bryan, John Ohnstad