SUNDAY: Sonnets from Shakespeare set by RainShadow Chorale today
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The RainShadow Chorale, rehearsing for two concerts this weekend in Port Townsend, includes from left Bruce Cowan, Jeanne Battenburg, Rita Mandoli, Shannan Kirchner, Richard Noll, Phina Pipia, Helen Lauritzen, Marilyn Sterbeck, Elsa Golts and Weezie Jenkins.

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

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PORT TOWNSEND — “This Shining Night,” a concert promising jazzman George Shearing's “Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare” plus music of Canadian composer Srul Irving Glick and Aaron Copland, happens courtesy of the RainShadow Chorale.

The last of two weekend performances — at 3:30 p.m. today (Sunday) — will fill Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2333 San Juan Ave., with song.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students ages 10 to 18.

'So much color'

“I love this program because there's so much color in it, both in the use of different voices — men only, women only, and full choir — and in the range of repertoire and texts, from classical to jazz,” said Rebecca Rottsolk, director of the RainShadow singers.

RainShadow, an auditioned chorale, began in 1997 and includes amateur and professional singers.

For information about the chorale and its concerts, visit or phone 360-301-0767.

Tickets for this weekend's performances are available at Crossroads Music, 2100 Lawrence St., and at the door today (Sunday).


Features Editor Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5062, or at

Last modified: November 10. 2013 8:46AM
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