MCE: Jukebox Classics

Jukeboxes were most popular from the 1940s through the mid-1960s. By the middle of the 1940s, three-quarters of the records produced in America went into jukeboxes. Patsy Cline’s ‘Crazy’ and Elvis Presley’s ‘Hound Dog’ were the most-played jukebox songs of the device’s first 100 years. Come and join Masterworks chorus for their season finale as …

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The 2022 PNW champions, Verdant A Cappella, return to host our exciting annual a cappella competition featuring the best vocal talent in the Northwest. The Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival is the premier American showcase for vocal harmony music. The annual national competition is part of a national contest around the country with regional competitions …

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Masterworks Choral Ensemble

Surprises in Store From Masterworks Choral Ensemble

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS This season, Masterworks Choral Ensemble will travel to the frontier, celebrate the sometimes-overlooked talents of female composers and visit some of Broadway’s most colorful characters. And the ensemble’s taking a creative approach to concert themes: The Broadway concert focuses on heroes and villains, while the concert composed by women …

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Caddie Derby

Hit the Trails With Masterworks Choral Ensemble

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS This fall, Masterworks Choral Ensemble takes a break from traditional tunes to head for the Old West. The group’s next concert, Way Out West: Beloved American Ballads, surveys that “Home on the Range” — and yes, that tune is included — with music from the westward expansion or inspired …

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Garrison Keillor

Weekend Preview: April 7, 2017

WEEKEND PREVIEW is your weekly guide to events in Thurston County. This week, there are enough high-profile author talks and beautiful classical music performances to keep you bouncing between venues.  Grab your tickets quick, before the seats fill and the lights dim.    Click here to listen to our podcast version of Weekend Preview, sponsored by …

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Brianna Kramer

Take a Walkabout at MCE’s Outback Odyssey

by Molly Gilmore for OLY ARTS Masterworks Choral Ensemble’s Outback Odyssey, set for Saturday, will include the United States premiere of “Dreams & Visions,” a 50-minute piece by Australian composer John Peterson. A 10-piece string orchestra will accompany the choir for the concert, which focuses on contemporary choral and orchestral music of Australia. Commissioned by …

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