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Kenmore church to host The Byrd Ensemble on Saturday

Church of the Redeemer in Kenmroe will host The Byrd Ensemble as it sings at Vespers of Expectation for Advent 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21.

The Byrd Ensemble is a Seattle-based vocal group specializing in the performance of chamber vocal music. Since 2003, the Ensemble has performed medieval, Renaissance, baroque and modern music across the United States. Markdavin Obenza leads the group’s creative efforts.

Instrumentalists playing are Sharon Grabner, flute, and the parish music director, Sheila Bristow, organ.

Vespers of Expectation is a time to step aside from the pressures and listen to readings and music about the coming of Jesus. There will be no sermon.

The two anthems that will be sung are  anthems are Peter Wishart: "Alleluya! A new work is come on hand" and Herbert Howells, "A spotless Rose."

In the summer of 2013, the Byrd Ensemble recorded a CD of the music of Arvo Pärt at Church of the Redeemer.

For more information contact the Church of the Redeemer at (425) 486-3777.

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