The Chorale, founded in 1953, is the official choral group of the Seattle Symphony. Yesterday we performed the first of two performances of Ravel’s abstract ballet score, “Daphnis et Chloe”. Unlike most of the choral work we do, this score is wordless and is tremendously challenging vocally.
Fortunately, Maestro Ludovic Morlot is brilliant at interpreting this type of work, and in achieving exactly the sound he’s looking for. It was a thrill to sing this amazing and challenging work, and I look forward to repeating the effort on Saturday night.
Check out the Seattle Times review of our performance here. As the reviewer writes, “the singing heightened the drama of this score so greatly that it will be hard to settle for ‘just the orchestra’ after this.”
Although I sing purely for the joy of it, I always enjoy an appreciative audience and even an appreciative reviewer. 🙂
If you want to join us on Saturday, you can purchase tickets at the Seattle Symphony website.