March 29, 1999
The Adelaide Girls Choir is taking part in a cultural exchange with host families in the Northshore area this week as part of a three-week concert tour of British Columbia and the western United States. The choir's repertoire of sacred, folk, and popular songs has enjoyed success both in Australia and overseas where they took First Prize Summa Cum Laude in Belgium's 1996 European Youth Choral Festival.
The Columbia Choirs were recently selected to sing for Governor Locke and legislators attending the Feb. 2 Arts Day celebration in Olympia.
Northshore hosts for the Australian girls include the families of: Devon Swafford; Anneliese and Tristan Bodding-Long; Anna Derr; Liz Heinlein; Jessica Lawson; Noel Hoover; Sarah Fleischman; Olivia Webb; Amanda Carnes; Antesa Jensen; Lisa Pryor; Austin Henry; JJ, Jennifer, and Rachel Ostyee; and Lissay Pate of Woodinville; Heather Carlyle, Brooke McManigal, and Aubrey Maxwell of Bothell; Elyse Smith of Lake Forest Park; Joshua Kieffer and Bethany Ray of Kirkland; Emily Hopper of Redmond, and Linnea Xuereb of Issaquah.
Also, Columbia Choirs will be featured with George Shangrow's Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers at Benaroya Hall in Seattle where they will perform Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" on Good Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. Call (206) 682-5208 for ticket information.