Concert: Music from Montana

February 16, 2023 | 7:00 pm
Place : Sanctuary
Cost : Free

February 16, 2023  7:00 pm  |  Saint Andrew’s Sanctuary | FREE

Music from Montana

We are pleased to welcome two choirs from the State of Montana to Saint Andrew’s! These two choirs – the Hellgate High School Chevaliers and Montana State University Montanans – from the Treasure State are visiting Bellevue to perform for the National Association of Music Education’s Northwest Conference, and will perform a concert at Saint Andrew’s on Thursday, February 16.

The Chevaliers from Hellgate High School in Missoula, Montana will be performing a program called “OMJ! (Oh My Joy!).” This program includes a variety of selections about joy, including some pieces our students studied during the COVID shutdown to find and maintain joy. The program includes selections by Eric Whitacre, Gerald Finzi, Sarah Quartel, and a piece from the musical Spring Awakening. The Chevaliers are conducted by Ellen McKenzie.

The Montanans from Montana State University in Bozeman will present a diverse program including music by Eric Esenvalds and the “Wallin’ Jennys.” The group will also perform Requiem for a Forest by Montana composer Eric Funk, written for chamber choir and strings. Eric wrote this piece following the 2020 Fire in the Bridger Foothills that burned over 8,000 acres just outside Bozeman. The Montanans, a select vocal ensemble that has toured internationally, is dedicated to the artistic performance of new and established choral literature representative of all genres and stylistic periods.

As with all concerts at Saint Andrew’s, this concert is FREE and open to all. Invite a friend or two!