RainShadow Chorale begins its 2018-19 season with two performances, November 10 and 11. Once again the program will delight and amaze you with our expansive repertoire—lullabies and ancient chants, songs of nature and tender love songs, a Bach motet, folk songs and an opera chorus to boot. 

Artistic Director and Conductor Rebecca Rottsolk’s inspiration for this year’s program comes from the text of a poem by poet Walt Whitman, “Proud Music of the Storm.”  These words and new music, created by Jake Runestad, will transport you to memory and a world of moods.

 “Ah, from a little child, Thou knowest, Soul, how to me all sounds became music . . . Fill me with all the voices of the universe, the tempests, waters, winds, operas and chants, marches and dances, pour in – for I would take them all. 

The program gives you the music of all sounds:  tempests, winds, operas and chants, a parent’s tenderness, and the exuberant warbling of a cowboy. Rottsolk says, “The program is Romantic in its conceptemotionally charged and intended to nourish, console, and inspire us all.” 

Pianist Lisa Lanza works her magic on the piano scores, demonstrating once again the power of music to transport us to finer aspirations.