For RainShadow Chorale's fall program, The Secret of the Sea, Artistic Director and Conductor Rebecca Rottsolk was inspired by a work of the same name for chorus, piano, string ensemble and percussion.
The work's composer, Jake Runestad, is an award-winning and frequently-performed creator of stirring and uplifting works. Rottsolk has been drawn to his incredible choral music for several years because of his deep attention to text and how his music flows so freely from it in a strong, clear and meaningful way. "As a conductor who likes to stay abreast with developments in my field, I have connected many times with Jake over the past several years. RainShadow Chorale has loved singing a number of his works. So it was easy for me to contact him and invite him to come to Port Townsend to work with us and conduct two of his pieces in our concert. Jake finds great meaning in the earth, in human relationships, in art. He is keen to the energies and connections among things, people, trees, water. It comes through in the texts he chooses and in how he connects to the world around us through his compositions. Once I chose this focus for our concerts and secured our guest composer, my search for music that would take us 'down to the sea' was absolutely a joy. The variety of our songs is as varied as the ocean itself, calm, turbulent, dramatic, mysterious. We are all very fortunate that he is able to join us for this project."
The project is sponsored in part by a grant from the Port Townsend Arts Commission, as well as many generous donors.
Date and Time:
Saturday, November 16 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 17 – 4:00 pm
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
45 Redeemer Way, Chimacum
Suggested donation $20/adult, $10/student, or pay as able
Crossroads Music, 2100 Lawrence St., Pt. Townsend, or at Brown Paper Tickets
Tickets not sold in advance will be available at the door.