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BELLEVUE CHAMBER CHORUS Fredrick Lokken, music director presents

From Big Band Bash ………………………………………………………………… arr. Mac Huff Juke Box Saturday Night………………………………Stillman, McGrane

Let’s Dance …………………………………………Baldridge, Stone, Bonine Don’t Get Around Much Anymore………………………Russell, Ellington soloist: Jeff Pierce or Laurie Dietz

Stompin’ At the Savoy …………… Goodman, Sampson, Webb, Razaf

Love Is Here To Stay…………………… George and Ira Gershwin/ arr. Kirby Shaw Thanks For The Memory……………Leo Robin, Ralph Rainger/ arr. Roger Emerson Hello, Young Lovers ………………………… Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II Skylark………………………………Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael / arr. Mac Huff Ain’t Misbehavin’…………………………………Razaf, Waller, Brooks / arr. Kirby Shaw soloist: Kristine Bryan

The Nearness of You ……………………………… Ned Washington, Hoagy Carmichael I’ll Be Seeing You……………………… Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain / arr. Phil Mattson Moonglow …………………………………Hudson, De Lange, Mills / arr. Darmon Meader INTERMISSION


In the Mood…………………………………………………………Joe Garland / arr. Bob Sterling From Big Band Bash ……………………………………………………………………arr. Mac Huff Sentimental Journey……………………………………… Green, Brown, Homer

In a Sentimental Mood ……………………………………Ellington, Mills, Kurtz soloist: Debra Nielsen or Jeni Merilatt

(I Love You) for Sentimental Reasons……………………………Watson, Best

Night And Day………………………………………………Cole Porter / arr. Andrew Carter I’ve Never Been In Love Before ………………………………………………Frank Loesser As Time Goes By………………………………………Herman Hupfeld / arr. Jim Raycroft For Heaven’s Sake …………………Meyer, Bretton, Edwards/arr. Paris Rutherford soloist: Melanie Grube or Frank Trujillo

All The Things You Are…………Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern/arr. Shaw soloist: Shannon Walch

A Foggy Day……………………………………………………………… George and Ira Gershwin From Big Band Bash ……………………………………………………………………arr. Mac Huff Caravan…………………………………Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) …… Ellington, Mills


About the Artists Bellevue Chamber Chorus consists of professional and avocational musicians of diverse backgrounds, performing choral literature with varied accompaniment from all musical periods. Throughout its 27-year history, the Chorus has collaborated with other vocal and instrumental musicians of all ages, as well as dance troupes and visual artists, to present major works or unusual repertoire, including specially commissioned pieces by local composers such as Alan Hovhaness and John Muehleisen. For the past thirteen years, Bellevue Chamber Chorus has joined with the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra for a Baroque chamber-style performance of Handel’s complete Messiah during the holiday season. The Chorus also performs for events such as the Argosy Christmas Ship, galas and other community activities, has performed twice at the Leavenworth Choral Festival, and was selected as one of the regional participants in the American Masterpieces Choral Festival in Seattle in 2007. In July 2008, the Chorus was awarded first prize in the Adult Mixed Choir division at the prestigious Kathaumixw International Choral Festival in Powell River, B.C. Other performances include New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Salzburg, Austria Church Music Festival, the International Choral Festival in Sydney, Australia, and festival concerts in spectacular venues in Switzerland, Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic. The Chorus has released two CDs: "Timeframes” and “Retrospective”, and is planning a third CD of music from the “Winter Visions, Christmas Dreams” concert performed earlier this season. The Bellevue Chamber Chorus is a non-profit organization, which receives its support from the generous donations of people interested in fine musical experiences on the Eastside.

Bellevue Chamber Chorus SOPRANO * Maria Bayer ** Debra Defotis Laurie Dietz Kara Huntley Jeni Merilatt Debra Nielsen Shannon Walch

ALTO * Louise Baldwin * Kristine Bryan Mindy Freeland Melanie Grube * Susan Liechty Kathie Patten Amy Reed Pam Younghans

TENOR Mike Grube Lee Huffman Mark Liebendorfer Jeff Pierce Larry Richardson David Williams

BASS Gordon Buck * Allan Chartrand Dennis Defotis * Bill Freeland * Jerome Lyons James McTernan Pat Rice * Frank Trujillo

** Denotes Executive Director. * Denotes Board Member.

We are currently searching for community board members. If you are interested in serving on our board of directors, please email or call us!


Fredrick Lokken, director Conductor of collegiate, community, and church choirs in Minnesota, California, and the Seattle area for over twenty years, Dr. Fredrick Lokken is in his eleventh season as music director and conductor of the Bellevue Chamber Chorus. Under his direction the Chorus has gained a growing reputation for exciting performances of diverse and innovative programs from the traditional classics to contemporary music from around the world. He received his doctoral degree in choral conducting from the University of Washington, where he studied under Abraham Kaplan and Joan Conlon. He has done further study with renowned choral conductors Joseph Flummerfelt, Helmuth Rilling, and Jon Washburn, and spent several years in The Netherlands doing choral research and writing. Dr. Lokken also holds a degree in vocal performance from the University of Wisconsin and sang with the professional Dale Warland Singers. In addition to his work with the Bellevue Chamber Chorus, Dr. Lokken serves as Director of Choral Music and Instructor of Voice at Shoreline Community College.

The Andy Carr Trio Andy Carr, piano, Dennis Staskowski, bass, and Don Berman, drums, have been performing together in the Seattle area for 15 years. Andy and Don first hooked up in 1981, while ‘gigging’ in adjacent Pioneer Square jazz clubs. Dennis came on the music scene in the mid-1990s, having first earned his degree in instrumental performance from the University of Washington. The trio enjoys its frequent collaborations with Bellevue Chamber Chorus and other regional vocal groups, as well as the occasional club appearance or private party. Individually, the guys enjoy eclectic music pursuits. Andy has been a pianist in Seattle jazz and swing bands since 1979, as well as accompanist for many vocalists, choirs, and musical theatre productions. He maintains a busy schedule performing jazz with BlueStreet Jazz Voices; tango with the Tangoheart Quartet; and choir accompaniment at The Overlake School in Redmond. Dennis performs, records, and tours with numerous Northwest ensembles, in styles ranging from classical (Bellevue Symphony, New Chamber Orchestra, etc.) to jazz and world music (Seattle Creative Music Orchestra, One Hand Clapping, Opera Jupiter, and lots of other great groups). Don migrated to the Northwest after earning music and percussion performance degrees at Oberlin College and the University of Illinois. Here in the Seattle, he has performed with many of the area's top jazz musicians. His broad musical foundation has led to an eclectic variety of performances in jazz, blues, theaters, and choirs. Most recently he has been leading his own jazz group, DBQ (the Don Berman Quartet), as well as performing extensively in the Seattle free jazz / creative music scene. He co-leads the imaginative group Ronin, with saxophonist Kenny Mandell.


The Bellevue Chamber Chorus is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, which means that all donations to the chorus are tax-deductible. Donations are accepted at performances, online via PayPal, or via mail at: Bellevue Chamber Chorus P.O. Box 1714 Bellevue, WA 98009-1714 (425) 881-0445

www.bellevuechamberchorus.net

Thank you to our Volunteers! Evana Block, Lady Cathryn Buchanan, Alyce Caldwell, Mary Gewolb, Katie Ginn, Paul Heneghan, Dawnell Lamb, Hollis Ryan, Hal Smith, Phyllis and John Sproul

Additional Credits Assistant Director ............................................................................................................ Frank Trujillo Lighting Design/Operations .................................................................................... Mark Buettemeier Rehearsal Accompanist ............................................................................................ Kristine Anderson Rehearsal Midi File generation ..................................................................................... David Williams Score Management/Music Librarian ..............................................................................Kathie Patten Sound Engineer & Recording .................................................................................................. Kim Hofer Video Recording ............................................................................................................. Jennifer Hofer Stage Manager and Volunteer Coordination ............................................................... Lee Huffman Printed Materials .................. Kristine Bryan, Pam Younghans, Dennis Defotis, Sonja Delafosse Website Management ................................................................................................... Sonja Delafosse Stock Photo resources ............................................................................. Martiens@DeviantArt.com

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Thank you to our Generous Donors! Crescendo - $2500 to Bravo - $100 to $249 Larry Richardson 4999 Maria/Doug Bayer *Microsoft Bellevue Arts Commission

Virtuoso - $1000 to 2499 4Culture Fred/Marsha Lokken Louise Baldwin Kris Bryan James/Vicki Walch Debra/Dennis DeFotis *Time/Warner

Susan Liechty Jenifer Merilatt Pam Younghans Alan Chartrand Jeff Pierce Deb Nielsen TJ Family Fund Mary Martin PS Heneghan Amy Reed Mindy/Bill Larrison Mark Liebendorfer Kathie Patten **Warner Bros. Games

Diva - $500 to 999 Frank Trujillo Anonymous Laurie/Robert Dietz Marta Chaloupka Pat Rice James McTiernan

Aria - $250 to 499 Scott/Meredith Selfon Jerome Lyons **Redmond Self-Storage Melanie/Mike Grube

Volunteer Opportunities:

Tutti-Up to $99 Eugene Buchholz Lee Huffman Erik Eliason Marilyn Handeland Megan Collier Scott McComb Janet Strutz Bruce/Carol Becker Richard Huffman Barbara Martin Mary Frances Lyons Judy Menlove Thomas Lyons Emily Elmer Marilyn McQuaid Prudential Foundation Douglas/Meredith Tourtelot Martha Hanscom Melanie Bruch John/Ruth Rugh Lynn Hinrichs Sheri Litson Francois Delafosse Cora Trujillo

The Bellevue Chamber Chorus is currently looking for volunteers to fill a variety of positions. For more information, call

(425) 881-0445.

* indicates corporate matching grants  ** indicates in‐kind donations


Bellevue Chamber Chorus would also like to thank the following businesses for their support this last season: Grand Cru Mixologie Lounge, Bellevue Pro Sports Club, Bellevue Sizzleworks, Bellevue Vacation Internationale, Bellevue Newcastle Jewelers, Newcastle Big Fish Grill, Kirkland Barbara Roser Photography, Sammamish Boehms Chocolate, Issaquah DeLille Cellars, Woodinville Denali Stone Slab Studio, Woodinville Tefft Cellars, Woodinville 5th Avenue Theater, Seattle ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery, Seattle La Bouna Tavola, Pike Place Market Meiko Fitness, Seattle Metropolitan Grill, Seattle Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute Sherri Feldman Cakes Steamer’s Seafood Café, Seattle Swanson’s, Seattle Wingdome

Come Sing With Us!   

Are you interested in making   great music with the Bellevue   Chamber Chorus?    

Call  (425) 881‐0445 or email us at   bellevuechamberchorus@yahoo.com   to let us know of your interest. 


“Puttin’ On The Ritz” with the Chorus! A huge thank you to everyone who attended our 3rd annual gala fundraiser on April 16th. We had a wonderful evening singing, mingling and had our most successful fundraiser ever. If you couldn't make it this year, not to worry, we're planning to reprise this fantastic evening of wine, wonderful hors d’oeuvres, and song next year. Make sure to sign up on our email or mailing list in the lobby to get your invitation! Special thanks to the proprietors and staff of our terrific venue Denali Stone Slab Studio and the winery Tefft Cellars in Woodinville! And many more thanks to all the volunteers who contributed food, auction items, knowledge and their invaluable time to make the event happen. We couldn’t have done it without you!


TO PLACE YOUR AD in the Bellevue Chamber Chorus’ next concert program, please call (425) 881-0445 for information and rates. The Bellevue Chamber Chorus greatly appreciates the support of our vendors. Please mention where you saw their ad when you patronize their businesses!


Save the Date ! Bellevue Chamber Chorus 2011 – 2012 Season Preview www.bellevuechamberchorus.net 425-881-0445

Join the Bellevue Chamber Chorus for a new season of unique and exciting concerts! December 2011 Bellevue Chamber Chorus presents a Holiday Celebration filled with familiar carols and other wonderful seasonal songs to add to the joy and festivities of this great holiday season. A concert not to be missed! March 2012 Join the Chorus as they once again present Jazz and Pops concerts showcasing the fabulous songs that keep a smile on your face and your toes tapping. June 2012 Celebrate nature and the environment as the Chorus presents a unique program in praise and honor of “Mother Earth.� Sign up on our email or mailing list in the lobby to receive upcoming mailings and advance notice of the 2011-2012 concert season.

BCC Program - May 2011  

Program for Bellevue Chamber Chorus' May 2011 Concert, "American Treasures"

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