October 4, 2011
Rehearsals have begun for the 2011-12 Issaquah Singers concert season. Organizers invite vocalists who wish to join to attend a few rehearsals.
Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays in the Fellowship Hall of the Community Church of Issaquah, 205 Mountain Park Blvd., Issaquah.
Choir leaders say male tenors are especially needed, as are a few basses.
Issaquah Singers is a 60-member community chorus that for 35 years has performed at civic events and senior citizen centers. The choir emphasizes vocal jazz of the 1940s but also performs earlier works as well as more modern selections.
All choir members, including the director and accompanist, are volunteers.
Learn more at www.issaquahsingers.com.
June 28, 2011
It’s not too late for hikers, historical buffs and music lovers to register for the hikes and parties scheduled for the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust’s 20th anniversary.
The hikes have a historical precedent.
“In 1990, a group of avid hikers got together and realized that population growth was going to happen,” Mountains to Sound Greenway spokeswoman Erin MacCoy said. “They wanted to make sure we could keep the green places green, so they did a hike from Snoqualmie Pass to the Seattle waterfront to raise awareness about that.”
The group of 100 hikers, including members of the Issaquah Alps Trails Club, took five days to complete their trek. One year later, in 1991, environmentalists founded the greenway trust.
May 3, 2011
The DownTown Issaquah Association’s 10th annual ArtWalk season kicks off May 6. The popular event, the first Friday of every month through September, invites visitors to meet local business owners, enjoy free music, watch artists in action, and shop and dine in downtown Issaquah after normal business hours.
ArtWalk draws hundreds of visitors to traditional art destinations such as artEAST’s Art Center and the newly expanded Museo Art and Design School on Front Street. In addition, nontraditional locations open their doors to the event throughout downtown Issaquah and Gilman Village.
Typically, the event ran from 5-9 p.m. in the past. But by popular request, that has changed.
“The event now runs from 5-8 p.m. with a soft close at 8,” said Annique Bennett, cultural events coordinator for the DownTown Issaquah Association. “Those with signs out front of their businesses can now pull them in and go home at 8, or they can choose to stay open as long as they want to.”
For May, artEAST opens a new exhibit, “150 Feet of Art,” at Up Front Art. More than 100 pieces of art on one-square-foot canvases will be displayed and available for purchase during the monthlong auction.
April 6, 2010
- Good Samaritan Episcopal Church is conducting a second call of auditions for male and adolescent parts for its May 22-24 production of “The Sound of Music.” Auditions are from 1-5 p.m. April 10. Call Dorothy Harwood at 246-2850.
- 4Culture offers King County arts organizations the opportunity to apply for funds to purchase or upgrade equipment. Application deadline is April 21. Guidelines and applications, including information about eligibility and review criteria, are available here.
- The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra has openings in all string sections, and is seeking violinists. Other volunteer opportunities with the symphony include board membership, marketing, assisting with concerts, monitoring doors and taking tickets. Rehearsals are from 7:15-9:45 p.m. Thursdays at Eastlake High School, 400 228th Ave. N.E., Sammamish. Call 206-517-7777 or go here.
- The Issaquah Singers, which has been entertaining audiences on the Eastside for 33 years with four-part harmony, is seeking new members. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. No auditions are necessary. Learn more here.
September 10, 2009
NEW — 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10, 2009
Brighten the lives of area seniors by joining the only choir in the Seattle area to perform popular songs from the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.
Rehearsals for the Issaquah Singers 2009-10 concert season begin at 7 p.m. tonight at the Community Church of Issaquah, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W.