Artfully Edmonds brief: Mukilteo Christmas Concert returns to Trinity Lutheran Church

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Thursday, Dec. 17

7:30 PM

 

Trinity Lutheran Church

6215 196th St. SW

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Mukilteo Christmas Concert

     in Lynnwood

 

The 21st Anniversary Mukilteo Christmas Concert is being held at Trinity Lutheran Church again this year, in order to accommodate the growing audience that this popular holiday concert enjoys.

Musical luminaries for the evening include internationally renowned violinist Kwan Bin Park and Seattle Opera performers, Ksenia Popova and Rebecca Sacks.

Kwan Park has been the artistic director of the Mukilteo Christmas Concert since its inception. He holds degrees from Juilliard School of Music. Parks won the silver medal at the Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in Verona, Italy and has performed in numerous venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Merkin Hall in New York, Benaroya and Nordstrom Recital Halls in Seattle, and Busan and Seoul National Arts Centers in South Korea.

Mezzo soprano Rebecca Sacks  performs opera and concert repertoire in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Music with departmental honors in Vocal Performance from Stanford University in 2010 and completed post-baccalaureate work at the University of Oregon in 2013. Rebecca is a member of the Portland Opera Chorus.

Ksenia Popova, soprano, is a graduate of Mukilteo’s Kamiak High School, has been praised as “a young soprano to watch” (The News Tribune) for her portrayal of Josephine in Tacoma Opera’s H.M.S Pinafore.  Ms.Popova is a frequent soloist for Seattle Opera Guild’s Preview Groups.

Joining the evening’s program will be Mr. Park’s twenty-seven member church choir and pianist Sun Chang, who is on leave from her studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In her recent past she has been chosen as one of Seattle Chamber Music Society’s “Emerging Artists.”

The evening’s performances will also include the Bellevue Girlchoir , under the direction of Darcy Morrissey http://www.bellevuegirlchoir.com/darcy

A freewill donation during the program will benefit Trinity’s Neighbors in Need Ministry

Directions to Trinity Lutheran Church can be found on the church web site at: www.trinitylutheranchurch.com

 

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