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Thursday, Dec 5, 7:30 pm

 

The Lynden Choral Society accompanied by the Starry Night Orchestra performs Handel's Messiah.

For more than 100 years, it turns out, the singers of Lynden have united their voices in song for a public performance.

The Lynden Choral Society is made up of around 70 community members from in and around Lynden, WA, who sing for the love of singing. The organization has been in existence, under various names, since at least 1918. Over the years it has presented many types of programs in its fall and spring concert seasons, with frequent performances of Handel's "The Messiah" at Christmastime. From 1972 to 2002, the group was either directed by or accompanied by the late Claire vg Thomas. After she retired, a younger generation assumed leadership and began new collaborations with other local musicians. Since 2004, the choir has been directed by Gerald Rutgers.

Friday, Dec 6, 7:30 pm

 

Enduring Musical Partnership  

For over 34 years, Grammy Award-winning artists, Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have performed and recorded music together and they have been a perennial favorite of Lincoln Theatre audiences. Their holiday performances feature a perfect blending of Americana fingerstyle guitar, double reeds; and the ocarina that lends magic to any season and fills the world with hope and beauty through the redeeming power of music. 

Guitarist Eric Tingstad is a composer/producer/songwriter. Composer Nancy Rumbel is one of the world's most unique oboe, English horn and double ocarina performer and recording artist. 

Saturday, Dec 7, 8:00 pm

 

Over the course of the last several decades, Walter Trout has been a prolific artist. He’s regularly released offerings from the studio, so this moment of offering a new covers album, Survivor's Blues, is somewhat of a curveball.  His 2017 all-star release, We’re All In This Together, shows no sign of burning out and continues to receive accolades and sales on a global basis, alongside four awards for Blues Rock Album Of The Year. He reflects, ”It’s really overwhelming. How do I follow that up? I’ve always respected guys who went out on a limb, like Neil Young or Bob Dylan. You never know what they’re gonna come out with.”

The MET: Live in HD 2019-20 Season

The Met’s 2019-20 season of Live in HD movie-theater transmissions features ten productions beginning October 12 with Puccini's Turandot + a special encore presentation of  Mozart's The Magic Flute for the holiday season.

October 12, 2019 – TURANDOT (Puccini) Tentative run time: 3:22 (202 minutes)

October 26 – MANON (Massenet) 4:12 (252 minutes)

November 9 – MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Puccini) 3:32 (212 minutes)

November 23 – AKHNATEN (Philip Glass) New Production/Met Premiere 3:56 (236 minutes)

December 14, 2019 – THE MAGIC FLUTE (Encore, originally captured December 30, 2006) (Mozart)  1:57 (117 minutes).

January 11, 2020 – WOZZECK (Berg) New Production 1:57 (117 minutes)

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National Theatre Live

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of National Theatre Live with three popular titles returning to cinema screens for encores.

Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Tony Award®-winning production of The Audience. Captured live from London’s West End in 2013, this play takes viewers into the private weekly meetings between Queen Elizabeth II and her prime ministers over a period of 60 years – from Winston Churchill to Margaret Thatcher and beyond. The creative team, Peter Morgan and Stephen Daldry have gone on to have another royal success with the television program,The Crown, since The Audience was first presented. 

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In the Art Bar: Ron King

 

“My art is the unknown just beyond the familiar. I begin with a photograph and then go deep into the image itself to free the restless phantasmagorias within the still life. Through Stratomorphic Rendering, a mixed digital media technique that involves painstakingly working through multiple artistically enhanced layers of each image, I coax out the heart of each piece to deliver a visual experience that offers more than reality.”

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