Friday, June 21, 2019
7:30 pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran
Everyone is invited to a concert of sacred music June 21, 7:30 pm at PRLC. The Hosanna Choir from St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Bloomington, Minnesota will be visiting Phinney as part of their Northwest tour. They will be joined in concert by our own Chancel Choir. Come welcome other Lutherans to Seattle and hear inspiring music! The concert is free and open to the public.
Bamboo and Brass Ltd. will present music of JS Bach in two 1/2 hour concerts in the sanctuary March 24, 8:00-8:30am and 10:30-11:00am.
Bamboo and Brass Ltd. is a group of professional musicians created to explore the wide range of saxophone quartet repertoire, as there has been an explosion of quartet music for saxophone in the past 20 years. Ken Murphy (soprano sax), Eric Patterson (alto sax), Barbara Hubers-Drake (tenor sax), and Lori Shepherd (baritone sax) met while participating in various jazz orchestras throughout the Seattle area. Individually, all have performed nationally and internationally with numerous ensembles at weddings, corporate events, parties, concerts, festivals, educational events, restaurants, clubs, and churches. As a contributor to this weekend’s worldwide Bach in the Subway Festival, the quartet thanks Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church for the privilege of presenting a repertoire of music written by J.S. Bach. Musical selections will include Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Sleepers Wake, Air on the G-String, Sheep May Safely Graze, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, I. Allegro Moderato, Chorale and Fugue from Motet No. 1, BWV 225, and others.
The Phinney Ridge Gospel Choir will be joining the Trinity Lutheran Church Choir during the 9:00am and 10:30 am worship services on February 10th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St SW, Lynnwood. You are welcome to join them there for worship!
With Advent and Christmas comes some amazing music. Our sanctuary here at PRLC is a wonderful performance space, and the community knows it! We provide rehearsal and performance space for a number of community musical ensembles, and as a consequence we have an exciting line-up of concerts pretty much every year at this time. Here are some of the performances scheduled here this December:
Saturday, December 1, 7:00 pm
Seattle Classical Guitar Society
Annual Holiday Fund-Raising Concert
Sunday, December 2, 3:00 pm
Saturday, December 8, 7:30 pm
Northwest Chamber Chorus
Follow the Star
Tuesday, December 4, 7:00 pm
Swedish Singers of Seattle
A Nordic Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 9, 2:30 pm
City Cantabile Choir
A Celtic Magnificat
Friday, December 14, 7:30 pm
No Small Wonder
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2:00 & 6:30 pm
Monday, December 24, 10:30 pm
Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church Chancel Choir
Christmas Eve Pre-Worship Recital
Our new PRLC organist, Jeffrey Cooper, will begin playing in worship on the First Sunday in Advent, December 2nd.
Jeffrey began his career in Northern California with undergraduate studies in organ at Chico State while playing the organ for numerous local churches. Since then, he has obtained a master’s degree in sacred music from the University of Notre Dame and a doctoral degree from the University of Houston. During his time in Texas, he has been organist and director of music at St. Christopher Episcopal Church in League City, as well as organ scholar at St. Philip Presbyterian Church in uptown Houston. His wife, Anna, is another musical Californian with a background in fiddle and voice. Together they keep a joyful household (to say the least) with two daughters: Elizabeth, age 3, and Ingrid, age 1.
We will welcome Jeffrey, Anna, Elizabeth, and Ingrid at a special reception following the second service on “Rejoice Sunday,” the Third Sunday in Advent, December 16th.
Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday November 1, 3, & 4, 2018
All Saints Worship Service
Thursday, November 1, 2018 7:30 pm
John Rutter‘s Requiem is a musical setting of parts of the Latin funeral mass with two added psalms – Psalm 130 “Out of the Deep” and beloved Psalm 23 “The Lord is My Shepherd”. It was completed in 1985 and was written in memory of Rutter’s father, who died the previous year. In the first six months after publication it received over five hundred orchestral performances in America alone. Rutter envisioned this work as a requiem for our time. The beauty and accessibility of the music and the profound melding of text and tune have endeared the work to countless singers and listeners.
A Quiet Day For All Saints
Saturday, November 3, 2018 8:30 am-2:00 pm
There are many things that can only be seen through eyes that have cried.
– Oscar Romero
All Saints Sunday (Nov. 4 this year) provides all of us with the opportunity to remember and celebrate those we love but see no more. But as we remember and celebrate, we also grieve. This year we are offering the opportunity for all who grieve to bring their remembrances, feelings of loss, and need for healing to a Quiet Day of preparation for All Saints.
Meeting from 8:30 am until 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 3, 2018, this program will offer a time for prayer and reflection, a time to share stories of those we miss, and a time to sit in the presence of our risen Lord and allow his healing love to enfold us.
Whether your loss is recent or your grief has been a long-time companion, you are invited to take part in this experience.
All Saints Sunday Worship
Sunday, November 4, 2018 Services at 8:30 & 11:00 am
Our All Saints celebration culminates in Sunday morning’s festive worship. We will remember those from Phinney who have died this past year, and we welcome new saints into the Body of Christ through the celebration of Holy Baptism at both services. You are invited to bring photos of loved ones now deceased and place them on tables in the sanctuary. We celebrate the baptisms of Cassia Laudadio and Kincade Shutes-David.
Come join in this family-focused evening of learning, music, and fellowship! There are choirs and educational opportunities for everyone in your family. Child care is also available for our youngest members. Dinner is provided; donations are encouraged to help cover costs.
Please note that our schedule has changed slightly this year! The BFJ schedule will be:
5:15 Youth Choir, Confirmation
5:30 Angel Choir, Cherub Choir (K-2), Elementary Education (3-5)
6:30 Confirmation, Choristers Choir (3-6), Gospel Choir, Elementary Education (K-2), Adult Education
7:20 All BFJ Classes Conclude
7:30 Chancel Choir
Our wonderful organist, Valerie Shields, is retiring this summer after 32 years at Phinney. We will celebrate her ministry with a party on Friday, June 22, at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be served and there will be a program with memories, music, and fun! There is no RSVP needed to attend, but we’d like to know how many plan to be there. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or write it on your Count Me In Form on Sunday mornings.
On Sunday, June 24, there will be special music to honor Valerie at both services.
Join with the whole Phinney community in celebrating three decades of amazing music!
Bach “Suites for Solo Cello” Marathon
March 17, 2018, 10am-2:30pm
The Seattle Violoncello Society is pleased to announce its 30th annual Bach Suite Marathon.
Johann Sebastian Bach composed 6 Suites for Solo Cello. Twenty of the Pacific Northwest’s best cellists will take turns performing movements from the Suites. We are so blessed to be able to hold this performance at Phinney Ridge Lutheran! It is free and open to the public. Tell your friends! Come for all or any part of this fun event!
Mirinesse Women’s Choir in Concert
Friday, March 16, 2018, 7:30 pm
Everyone is invited to “Spark! To Music”, the upcoming concert of Mirinesse Women’s Choir, on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm here at Phinney. Featuring composers from Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann to Eric William Barnum, Joan Szymko and Kim André Arnesen, this year’s concert program praises music and the ways in which music connects us as a community, soothes us in our sorrow, inspires us to act, and transports us to a higher plane. Now in its 12th year, Mirinesse continues to thrill and entertain audiences throughout the Puget Sound region with engaging repertoire and gorgeous sound. For details on other concert dates, times and locations, or to purchase tickets in advance, visit their website .
Northwest Chamber Chorus Concerts
Sunday, March 18 at 3:00 pm and Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 pm.
Join Music Director Mark Kloepper and the Northwest Chamber Chorus as they continue their 50th Anniversary Season with music about life’s sorrows and redemptive joys. The program includes a great variety, from works by Schütz, Monteverdi, Elder and others, to spirituals and gospel songs.
Tickets are available at northwestchamberchorus.org or 206-523-1196.