Tim Fitzpatrick

Concert Choir to perform holiday concert Nov. 18

The Western Washington University Concert Choir sings "The Shepherds Sing," by Conrad Susa, in November 2011. Video by YouTube user ChoirNerdsUnite (http://www.youtube.com/user/ChoirNerdsUnite).
Western Today staff

Western Washington University’s Concert Choir and Advanced Women’s Chorale will debut their new annual holiday concert at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 2117 Walnut St. in Bellingham.

Conducted by Professor of Music Leslie Guelker-Cone and Associate Professor of Music Timothy Fitzpatrick, “A Light in the Darkness: Songs of Hope and Comfort” invites the community to join together to usher in the holiday season with songs that inspire and uplift, bringing light to Bellingham's wintry days.


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WWU opens new tradition with holiday concert at St. Paul's Episcopal Church

The Bellingham Herald
Leslie Guelker-Cone, director of choral activities in Western Washington University's music department, sent me a note about a new fall concert tradition the department is starting this year that will replace what they've done with Whatcom Symphony Orchestra's "Holiday Treasures" concerts. (This year, the orchestra is performing with the Bellingham Chamber Chorale on Dec. 2 at Mount Baker Theatre.)

WWU co-sponsoring Bellingham Chinese Cultural Festival Concert this Saturday

Western Associate Professor of Music Tim Fitzpatrick and Western’s Choirs, in cooperation with the Whatcom Symphony Orchestra and director Roger Briggs, will participate in a unique cultural and musical exchange featuring a 150-voice and full orchestra performing a collection of works entitled “Yellow River” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 at the Mount Baker Theatre. The various movements draw on popular Chinese folksongs meant to uplift the spirit of occupied China during World War II.


Interfaith choir festival is Feb. 12 in Bellingham

The Bellingham Herald
Interfaith Coalition of Whatcom County is presenting an afternoon of spiritual music Saturday, Feb. 12. The choir festival begins at 1 p.m. at Church of the Assumption, 2116 Cornwall Ave. Choirs from 10 congregations that are members of Interfaith Coalition will each present a selection from their faith traditions and then combine to perform - 250 voices strong - an ecumenical selection directed by Tim Fitzpatrick, assistant professor of choral music/vocal education at Western Washington University.