Music

Masterworks Choral Ensemble presents: Hijinks on the High Seas: Musical Comedy Cruise

Event: 
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Join Masterworks Choral Ensemble on June 17 at the Washington Center for a rollicking, uproarious voyage aboard the Musical Comedy Cruise: Hijinks on the High Seas!  Enjoy a mix of playful musical theater and other witty classics, some sung as full chorus numbers and others as small group medleys and sparkling solos.

Expect the smartest songs from musicals across eras, from Annie Get Your Gun to Hairspray.  And comic favorites like “Papa Oom Mow Mow”, the swaying Calypso sounds of “Zombie Jamboree”, the immensely clever “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady” – a ditty originally sung on screen by Groucho Marx!

Terrific medleys will keep you bouncing in your seat or dancing in the aisle.  “Opening Night” segues through eleven different Broadway tunes songs, including “You Can’t Stop the Beat” and Monty Python’s priceless “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”.

Lots of good fun with gender play too. In “We’re the Men” and “No More Sailor Songs”, the guys lament always getting stuck with the lackluster chorus parts. In “Dear Future Husband”, the ladies let the guys know just how it’s going to be. Finally, the women and men duke it out in song with “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)” from Annie Get Your Gun.

And there’s a special performance by Rowan Dunn, who won MCE’s 2016 Youth Music Competition at the middle school level. She has sung in local choirs like Kids in Concert and Olympia Youth Chorus for nearly eight years, and appeared in plays with Capitol Playhouse and Apple Tree Productions.

Get ready for a vastly entertaining evening aboard Musical Comedy Cruise, the final event of Masterworks’ current concert season. This be marks your first opportunity to subscribe for the 2017-2018 concert season, entitled Season of Song.

Sacred Chant Concert with Jaya Lakshmi & Ananda!

Event: 
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Please join us for a soulful evening of sacred music and chants with two greatly beloved Kirtan musicians. We only get them once a year, so don't miss this great opportunity.

Friday May 19th 7-9pm

Unity of Olympia 1335 Fern St SW Olympia WA 98502

Tickets $15 Advance / $20 Day of Event. Click Here for easy secure online advance Ticket purchase.

For more information contact Ronny Temple ronny@olywaves.com and 360-485-2013

Spring Music with Tumwater High School Noteables

Event: 
Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Enjoy the holiday music of Tumwater High School's premier vocal ensemble, "The Noteables," performing a capella music featuring a variety of spring music and jazz-infused selections. Dessert and beverages will be provided by The Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

The Tumwater Timberland Library is located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

The Esoterics at St John's Concert Series - "Intimas: Cultivating Intimacy"

Event: 
Sun, 04/02/2017 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Gretchen's Sweet Sixteen (Suite 16) Concert & CD Signing

Event: 
Thu, 03/16/2017 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

After 11 hits as The Fleetwoods, Female Lead Singer/Arranger/Songwriter Gretchen Christopher performs autobiographical songs (Including #1 Hit "Come Softly To Me"�) from her Solo CD, a Billboard Critics pick for 10 Best Albums of 2007. Q&A and signing will follow. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.

 

An Evening of Swing & Jazz with Red & Ruby!

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Thu, 03/02/2017 - 7:30pm - 8:45pm

Join Red & Ruby for a swinging good time as they perform a varied collection of hot & cool tunes from the great American songbook. Red & Ruby is award winning jazz vocalist LaVon Hardison accompanied by Olympia's ubiquitous jazz guitar player Vince Brown. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Olympia Timberland Library.

The Olympia Timberland Library is located at 313 8th Ave SE. Please call 360-352-0595 with any questions.

Emerald Street: Race, Class, Culture, and History of Hip Hop in the Northwest

Event: 
Sat, 02/18/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

From its beginnings in 1979, to Sir Mix-a-lot’s “Posse on Broadway,” to Macklemore, Northwest hip hop has been informed by local history as well as the diversity that defined the scene. Led by author and professor Daudi Abe, discover how Northwest hip hop is a living document of our region’s social and political movements, styles, energies, and ideologies, and how it embodies a unique sense of community. This event is cosponsored by Humanities Washington and the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

The Tumwater Timberland Library is located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

Shantala (Benjy & Heather Wertheimer) Living Waters Kirtan Tour featuring Steve Gorn

Event: 
Fri, 02/24/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

We are overjoyed to announce the return of Shantala: Benjy & Heather Wertheimer, to Olympia for a very special Kirtan Concert. This evening of sacred music and chanting also features the great Steve Gorn. These world renown Kirtan musicians are coming to Olympia as part of their Living Waters Tour. Please join us.

Tickets: Advance$15 / $20 Day of Event. Payment for advance tickets must be completed prior to event date. Click Here for secure online ticket purchase.

Location: Unity of Olympia 1335 Fern St, Olympia WA 98502

More Info: www.OlyWaves.com

Contact: Ronny Temple

Irish Dance with Scoil Rince Slieveloughane

Event: 
Sat, 12/03/2016 - 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Celebrate the coming of winter with Irish dance. Dancers from Scoil Rince Slieveloughane will perform a lively mix of traditional and modern Irish dances. Slieveloughane is the largest and most renowned Irish dance troupe in the Pacific Northwest. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tumwater Timberland Library.

We’re located at 7023 New Market St SW, accessible via Intercity Transit route 12/13.  Call 360-943-7790 for more information.

 

Masterworks Choral Ensemble Presents: Jingle – A Christmas Celebration

Event: 
Sat, 12/03/2016 - 7:30pm

The winter holiday season would be far from complete without Masterworks Choral Ensemble’s festive concert of Christmas carols and popular songs of the season.  Join MCE the evening of December 3 at the Washington Center for “Jingle – A Christmas Celebration.” 

It’s the perfect venue to share the holiday spirit and unforgettable music with the whole family.  Masterworks’ concert will bring you a sense of joy and renewal, along with a fine dose of nostalgia and an ample helping of fun. 

Count on traditional favorites, some delightful surprises, plus a chance to sing along.  “Amen! Tell It On The Mountain!”, takes the audience on a bluesy, gospel holiday ride.

“Bell Carol,” a ringing adaptation of a Ukrainian carol, breathes joy and energy into the darkest December night. 

Timeless standards like “O Come, All Ye Faithful” and “Do You Hear What I Hear?” share the evening with modern, witty takes on the season like “The Twelve Days Of A Re-gifted Christmas” and “Text Me Merry Christmas”.  Talented soloists and small ensembles alternate with the full choir.

An extra attraction is Benjamin Martin performing on alto sax.  Benjamin won MCE’s Youth Music Competition at the high school level.  Now a sophomore at North Thurston High, he plays in several local ensembles and studies both piano and saxophone.

The concert begins at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $25 for adults, $21 for Seniors, and $13 for students.  Purchase tickets online at Masterworks’ secure website MCE.org, at the Washington Center Box Office, 360-743-8586, or at Washington Center’s olytix.org.

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