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Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 7:30pm
$10 all tickets.
  • UW Choir Singers

The University Singers, Treble Choir, and UW Glee Club present an eclectic program of music from around the world, folk tunes, and arrangements of popular music standards.


 Glee Club

Directed By: 
David Ferguson - DMA 
Michael McKenzie - DMA 
Evan Norberg - DMA 

Collaborative Pianist - Steve Swanson 

Poetry by: Ruth Whitman 
Music by Jocelyn Hagen 

Ya Mahla 
Poetry by: Al Sheikh Ahmad Ashour 
Original Music: Daoud Hosni 
Arr. Shireen Abu-Khader 

Words and Music: Tedder/Kutzle/Spry/Nathaniel 
Arr. Jacob Narverud 

Goodbye, Then 
Poetry: Doug Wilhide 
Music: Timothy C. Takach 


Directed by: 
Cee Adamson - DMA 
Tatiana Boggs - DMA 
Egija Claire - MM 

Collaborative Pianist - Steve Swanson 

Music of Life
Words by George Parsons Lathrop
Music by B.E. Boykin 

Music by Judith Kay 

Saule brida rudzu lauku 
Latvian folk song 
Arr. Ilona Rupaine, Einars Lipskis 
Soloists - Samantha Oledan Grover, Lauren Heinen, Sofia Dambrosia, D Dearie 


Directed by: 
Larke Witten - MM 
Heidi Blythe - DMA 

Collaborative Pianist, Steve Swanson 

Take this Gift 
Words by Tracy Wong/Cherie Chai 
Music by Tracy Wong 
Percussion, Hannah Carpenter 

How Can I Keep From Singing? 
Traditional Quaker Hymn 
Arr. Gwyneth Walker 

I Denna Ljuva Sommartid 
Traditional Swedish 
Swedish text by Joachim Von Duben 
Arr. Kim Andre Arnesen 
Soloist, Vivi Ochoa 

You Do Not Walk Alone 
Traditional Irish Blessing 
Elaine Hagenberg 


Directed by: 
Tatiana Boggs - DMA 
Collaborative Pianist, Steve Swanson 

Little Blue 
By Jacob Collier, arr. Jeff Tincher 



Adrian Wong Cascante 
Aiden Hochstatter 
Al Snow 
Alex Beck 
Alex Trias 
Alexander Zhang 
Alfie Xu 
Andrea Chen 
Andrew Nguyen 
Andy Wen 
Antares Yuan 
Aryam Chhazal 
Avi Mittal 
Bill Li 
Carmela Stewart 
Chow Alvarado 
Christian Sanchez 
Danny Vizenor 
David Ferguson 
Evan Norberg 
Ezra Acevedo 
Fay Ma 
Gavin Morrow 
Hannah Carpenter 
Hao Shen 
Jackson Terhark 
Jandel Cabasura 
Jenson Zhang 
Jiajun Li 
Katherine Agent 
Lana Colinares 
Madeline Rivera 
Marál Saikhanaa 
Mario D'Ambrosio 
Matthew Magbanua 
Max Cheung 
Maxwell Wang 
Michael McKenzie 
Minami Yasuda 
Pascale Yong Sarguna Packia Raj 
Paul Johns 
Praveer Jain 
Sarah Carpenter 
Shammu Meyyappan 
Thomas Wardian 
Toby Weng 
Vishwa Neelakandan 
Wayne Wang 
Yao Yao 
Zerong Wang 


Ana Cunningham 
Lucas Holloway-Figueroa 
Nhi Ha Nguyen 
Belle Pearson 
Grace Curry 
Alif Nasrin 
Wei Gao 
Alexis Destefano 
Yolanda Fu 
Ava Herman 
Sabrina Hsiao Lin 
Maya Malinowski 
Lena Millard-Kish 
Cecilia Wang 
Rachel Lily Hu 
Connie Amundson 
Jenny Spellmon 
Sofia Dambrosia 
Lexie J Yingst 
Anna Tsou 
Ella Jinhee Thompson 
Noa Resnikoff 
Cynthia Lin 
Samantha Oledan Grover 
Kendra Fabiola Del Rosario Arias 
Katie Davis 
Ekaterina R Bogdanova 
Isamar Chavez 
Madi Winegrad 
Sharon Kung 
Danna Awad 
Emily Fable 
Lauren Heinen 
Hope Kuchan 
Sophie Mansour 
Yash Verma 
Gage Tyler Santa Cruz 
Kevin Luo 
Tommy Mac 
Vincent Bailon 
Eric Wu 
D Dearie 
Seongjae Kim 
John Lu 
Lester Jush Quitoriano 
Yash Varde 
Johnathan Zhang 


Isabel Azarcon 
Aradhana Babu 
Michele Batzaya 
Camille Chloe Berger 
Emily Marie Blake 
Ella Bouker 
Taylor Burbacher 
Amber Calderon 
Hannah Carpenter 
Sarah Carpenter 
Isamar Chavez 
Helen Chen 
Lauren Chenoweth 
Jordan Cheung 
Hana Chollar 
Samantha Corcoran 
Chaitna Deshmukh 
Loreley Drees 
Arghavan Fakhremoghaddam 
Athena Forsythe 
Aria Fowler 
Berlin Gharst 
Gina Goble 
Amy Gretch 
Sophie Hall 
Ella Heide 
Natalie Heitkamp 
Caixin Huang 
Jingyang Huang 
Sammi Huang 
Abby Hussein 
Takoda Jessen 
Kourtney Jones-Kendrix 
Sydney Jordan 
Indira Katiyar 
Sania Kowkuntla 
Cadence Lay 
Julia Lee 
Meiyao Li 
Emily Ma 
Ana Marriott 
Isadora Miller 
Tatiana Miranda Benavides 
Miki Mo 
Catinca Mosley 
Vivi Ochoa 
Delaney Orzol 
Camille Ott 
Esther Prabahkar 
Ella Ramos-O'Neill 
Mia Rapp 
Alexandria Retteghieri 
Lola Rogin 
Sally Schafer 
Marina Sellers 
Audrey Simonnet 
Cassie Smith 
Jackie Smith 
Al Snow 
Eugenie Suen 
Aliya Thompson 
Phyllicia Tjandra 
Alex Trias 
Anna Vu 
Sophie Wammer 
Aria Wang 
Adrienne Wegerer 
Megan West 
Haley Westberg 
Sophie Wheaton 
Talina White 



In the distinguished sphere of classical music, Cee E. Adamson (she/they/Mx.) stands as a beacon of versatility and excellence, seamlessly weaving together her roles as an opera singer, voice teacher, choral director, arts administrator, and student affairs practitioner with grace and passion.

As a mezzo-soprano, Cee occupies a fluid place as an operatic talent, capable of treading the beguiling and liminal space between the countertenor and mezzo-soprano, and her vocal versatility has been well showcased in roles as Oberon in Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Giulio Cesare in Handel's Giulio Cesare, The Sorceress in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, and tragic and comic roles from Mercedes in Carmen to Florence Pike in Albert Herring. Cee was also requested to appear as a featured supernumerary in Glimmerglass Opera’s production of Philip Glass’s Orphée.

A relentless pursuit of artistic growth and expression has marked her journey as an opera singer. From her early days honing her craft in conservatories to gracing international stages, Cee has consistently captivated audiences with her powerful performances and nuanced interpretations. Moreover, she brings a profound authenticity to each character she embodies, leaving audiences spellbound in her wake.

As a choral educator, Mx. Adamson assumes the role of a visionary choral director whose leadership has transformed vocal ensembles into beacons of musical excellence. Cee is known for her meticulous attention to vocal technique and ensemble precision and her ability to cultivate a deep emotional connection within her choirs, resulting in authentic performances that resonate deeply with audiences and performers alike.

But Mx. Adamson's talents extend far beyond the realm of performance. As an arts administrator, she is a driving force behind the scenes, working tirelessly to cultivate the next generation of artists and administrators alike. Her roles in higher education and student affairs have provided her with a platform to inspire and mentor aspiring musicians, instilling within them a passion for the arts and a commitment to excellence that will resonate throughout their careers. Whether advocating for the importance of arts education, spearheading innovative programming, or fostering meaningful collaborations within the arts community, Cee is dedicated to ensuring that the transformative power of music continues to enrich lives for generations to come.

Throughout her journey, Cee has remained steadfast in her dedication to the power of music to uplift, inspire, and unite. Her contributions to the world of classical music, both as a performer and as a mentor, serve as a testament to her unwavering commitment to artistic excellence and her profound belief in the transformative potential of the arts.

Cee is completing the Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance at the University of Washington, where she studies with Dr. Carrie Shaw and is undertaking Choral Conducting as a secondary proficiency area with Geoffrey Boers and Giselle Wyers. Before the University of Washington, Cee studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (UK), where she earned the Master of Music and the Master of Performance degrees and was designated a Guildhall Artist. Her other education includes coursework towards the MBA in Leadership & Legal Studies from Northern Kentucky University, the Advanced Artist Diploma and Master of Music from Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University, and undergraduate degrees in music, theatre arts, accounting, and management from Franklin Pierce University.

Evan Norberg, grad student in Choral Conducting
Evan Norberg has been a prominent conductor and clinician in the Pacific Northwest. Quoted as “unstoppable” and having “a clear and precise style”, Evan has been steadily building his reputation as a clinician, private instructor, and conductor having worked with many local groups, and adjudications at regional and state levels. He holds a voice studio based out of Seattle.

Evan has extensive knowledge in both classical and jazz styles, having been part of top notch ensembles in both community and school groups; Edmonds Community College’s Soundsation, Seattle Children’s Choir, Central Washington University’s Chamber Choir, Vocal Jazz 1, and Seattle based Choral Arts Northwest just to name a few. In the professional arena, Evan is a sought after bass/baritone soloist and has performed as a guest for many local community and school groups for major works, such as René Clausen’s Memorial, Handel’s Messiah, Faure’s Requiem, Mozart’s Vespers, and more.

Through inspiration and guidance by the great arrangers of the Pacific Northwest such as Vijay Singh, Kirk Marcy, and Kelly Kunz, Evan has been arranging his own jazz standards and compositions since 2003 with a steady stream of charts for his own ensembles. More notably, his arrangement of Love You Madly was premiered at the National American Choral Directors Association Conference in Chicago in 2011.

During the pandemic, Evan formed his own LLC called Envision Studios with business partner Daniel Schreiner. The goal was to help build virtual content for music teachers throughout the US to support their regular online rehearsals, projects, and virtual performances. Envision supported upwards of 40 school teachers in over 100 projects throughout the pandemic, bringing quality music programs to people's homes, enriching 'classroom' learning, and instilling confidence, recording, and musical skills to students across the country.

Evan holds degrees from Edmonds Community College, and Central Washington University, which includes a Masters from CWU in both Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance. Evan is excited to be a part of the Seattle Choir scene as a singing member of Choral Arts Northwest, local jazz group Last Call, director of choirs, jazz studies, theory and voice at Shoreline Community College, and Artistic Director of his passion project, Wellspring Ensemble.
Larke Witten, choral conducting

Larke Witten, mezzo soprano, music educator, voice teacher, choral conductor, and mother has intentionally kept one foot in the world of music and the other in the lives of her family members. She returns to academia to pursue a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting. 

Larke received a Bachelor’s of Music from Brigham Young University in Vocal Performance. There she studied voice with Dr. Lila Stuart-Bachelder. After graduating, she maintained a private voice studio teaching students ranging from young children to adults, but mostly working with high school students in the choral programs of the North East Independent School District of San Antonio, Texas. She maintained an in-demand studio regularly guiding students to the Texas All-State, Area, and Region Choirs, and to Superior ratings at Regional and State Solo and Ensemble Contests. One of her greatest joys is continued association with her former students seeing them succeed in all areas of life, including, but not limited to their musical endeavors. She believes every music student can play a role in the future success of the arts. Her students have gone on to sing in professional choirs, participate in television and stage work, perform folk rock, sing in cover bands, lead religious music, and serve as arts organization board members. Her current vocal coach is Professor Darrell Babidge, Vocal Department Chair, Juilliard School of Music. 

Her previous professional choral appearances have been with the San Antonio Chamber Choir (as a charter member) and the South Dakota Chorale-performing with both at National ACDA Conventions. With SACC, she sang on the roster for eleven seasons under Scott MacPherson and Richard Bjella. Other choral projects were sung under the batons of Brian Schmidt, Robert Bode, Ronald Staheli, Mack Wilberg, Craig Hella Johnson, Ryan Murphy, Markdavin Obenza, Joseph Adam, Fred McIlroy, Steve Danielson, and Tim Westerhaus. 

Recently in Washington, she was choral director of the program Peace in Christ for the Bellevue Nativity. She served as the Seattle North Stake Choir Director for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and worked as Music Director of A Christmas Carol: A New Musical. She has sung as a soloist in oratorio, concert, recital and church settings in the state.

In Texas, she led the Texas San Antonio North Stake Choir, Texas San Antonio East Stake Choir, Texas San Antonio Temple Devotional Choir at the Alamodome, and the Stone Oak, Eden, Alamo, and Encino Park Ward Choirs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She also had various soloist roles in her time in Texas.

Discography projects in which she appears: Unfrozen: Christmas in the Baltics (featured soloist), Spanish & Mexican Cathedral Music, The Choral Works of Andrew Rindfleisch, Eric Whitacre: The Complete a Cappella Works, 1991-2001, Songs of Praise and Remembrance, and The Redeemer: A Sacred Service of Music

Her collaborations include the San Antonio Choral Society, San Antonio Messiah, San Antonio Mastersingers, the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio, the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, Choral Arts Northwest, Vox 16, St. James Cathedral Cantorei, Emmanuel Episcopal Church Mercer Island, and the Seattle Ensign Symphony and Chorus. 

In her leisure time she enjoys traveling, floral arranging, glass fusing, hiking, gentle kayaking, attempting yoga, trying new restaurants, and being with her family and pets. She is passionate about refugee resettlement and assistance, human kindness,  all things Brene Brown and/or Jane Austen, and blue and white pottery.