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Directed by Richard Sparks

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LRCD1001 - Cathedral Anthems

LRCD1017 - A Scandinavian Christmas



Richard Sparks is Director of Choral Activities at Pacific Lutheran University, where his Choir of the West tours annually.  During his 4 years tenure as Director of the Seattle Symphony Chorale, he prepared the Chorale for 9 recordings on the Delos label under Gerard Schwarz, and conducted the Symphony and Chorale in performances of such works as Bruckner’s Mass in E minor and the Rachmaninoff Vespers.  Mr. Sparks has guest-conducted the Portland Baroque Orchestra, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, the Portland Symphonic Choir, and at the Anchorage Festival of Music.

Choral Arts Northwest, now in its third season, is a professional ensemble of outstanding musicians whose a cappella singing has received standing ovations.  They made their debut n 1993 under the direction of renowned Swedish conductor Eric Ericson.  Their goal is to present high-quality performances of demanding choral repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant through complex 20th century works.












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