Now in its twenty-ninth season, Master Chorus Eastside, through the very best in choral music, feeds people's souls. That mission, plus our core values of craftsmanship, exploration, risk-taking, transcendence and joy, means we choose the finest choral music, polish it to perfection in rehearsal, then give it our all in performance so that you experience "soul food."
Don’t miss our 2018-2019 season! Come feed your soul!
A Choral Christmas Carol
Saturday December 7, 2019, 7:00 PM and Sunday December 8, 2019, 3:00 PM, Faith United Methodist Church, 3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd SE, Issaquah, WA 98029
Our poignant adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved classic A Christmas Carol, for chorus and readers theater, is back by popular demand! Encounter the true spirit of Christmas in this timeless tale of redemption and joy; with David Ketter and John Deveney returning once again as the Narrator and Scrooge.
The Road Home
Sunday March 15, 2020, 3:00 PM, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 24850 SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd, Issaquah, WA 98029
Home can mean different things to different people: a place, a time, heaven, a beloved person. Join MCE as we explore home, and journeys toward home, through folk songs, early American hymns, spirituals, madrigals and more. It will make your heart ache for home!
Ein Deutsches Requiem
Sunday May 17, 2020, 3:00 PM, Faith United Methodist Church, 3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd SE, Issaquah, WA 98029
Johannes Brahms’ towering masterpiece has been called a human requiem, a requiem for the living, not the dead. It runs the gamut of emotions: sorrow, comfort, hope, triumph, and finally, peace. Don’t miss Master Chorus Eastside and festival orchestra in one of the truly great works of all time.
All-American Independence Celebration
Friday June 26, 2020, 7:00 PM, at Issaquah's historic Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA
No MCE season would be complete without our popular tribute to Independence Day in Issaquah’s historic Pickering Barn, with lots of sing alongs, historical commentary, and all-American music. It’s on Friday evening this year, so come early, bring the family, and order dinner through an on-site food truck! This year’s theme: Washington state history..
Seattle Wind Symphony's Star-Spangled Spectacular
Date TBA, Benaroya Hall, Seattle
Happy birthday, America! Join the Seattle Wind Symphony under the baton of John Falskow for America's birthday celebration and hear your favorite patriotic tunes. Featuring chorusmaster Dr. Linda Gingrich and an 80-voice mixed choir.
Monday evenings July 6, 13, 20 and 27, Bellevue Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA. Repertoire TBA
It's a sing-along! Join singers from around the Seattle area in the thrill of singing great choral masterworks, each night led by the conductor of one of the Eastside's five best choirs. Linda Gingrich leads Handel's Messiah on July 13.