A Seattle choir that’s touring the state performing works by Washington composers — including at least one from the Tri-Cities — will make a stop May 16 in Kennewick.
The Tri-City-based Mid-Columbia Mastersingers is playing host to Seattle Pro Musica. Justin Raffa, the local choir’s artistic director, said the concert shouldn’t be missed.
“To hear a program of contemporary composers who live in our great state is a pretty rare opportunity,” he said.
The Mastersingers’ associate conductor, Reg Unterseher, is among the composers whose work is being performed by the Seattle group on the tour. The Kennewick performance is at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 520 S. Garfield St.
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The Mastersingers’ new Mid-Columbia Boys’ Choir will open the show. The group of 16 boys in grades four through seven is finishing its inaugural year.
Raffa said it has been a success, with boys from across the Tri-Cities participating.
Seattle Pro Musica has about 70 members. The volunteer, auditioned choir, similar to Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, is led by conductor and artistic director Karen Thomas.
Mid-Columbia Mastersingers is building relationships with and playing host to out-of-town groups more and more, Raffa said.
“We are making an effort to bring great art to you, whether it’s homegrown or through inviting great groups to perform here,” he said.
For more on Seattle Pro Musica, go to www.seattlepromusica.org.