Kiwanis Club of Kirkland’s annual pancake breakfast set for May 18

The event will feature performances by local youth musicians.

  • Friday, May 3, 2019 1:30pm
  • Life

As the Kiwanis Club of Kirkland gears up for its annual pancake breakfast, local youth musicians are tuning up for the occasion.

As in past years, music will be part of the breakfast, which will be from 7 a.m. to noon on May 18 at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 105 State St. S. in Kirkland. Lined up to perform are musical acts from local schools and music studios.

Here is the schedule:

Juanita High School Jazz Choir (8-8:45 a.m.)

This ensemble meets every day of the week before the regular school day begins, at 6:55 a.m. A mix of ninth to 12th graders are all part of this music development group. While some members have been singing since they were wee ones, others are just trying out their singing voices for the first time, according to a press release. They are directed by Lehua Pischke, who has taught in the district off and on for 24 years.

Evergreen Middle School Jazz Ensemble (9-9:45 a.m.)

Next up will be the Evergreen Middle School jazz ensemble, directed by Eric Peterson. This group of sixth, seventh and eighth graders meets once a week at 7 a.m., according to the release and has a developing repertoire ranging from Latin to big band to heavy metal. 

Carillon Chamber Choir (10-11 a.m.)

The Carillon Chamber Choir was founded by Jim Peterson in 2014 as a youth program of the nonprofit, Kirkland Academy of Music and Performance, and recently expanded its membership to include singers of all ages. The choir is known for its “beautiful tone and overall artistry,” according to the release. The choir often appears in concert with its sister ensemble, the Carillon Chamber Orchestra. The choir has been the headlining choral group for the opening ceremony for the Leavenworth Tree Lighting Festival for the past three years and has been invited back to headline the festival this December, the release states. It is one of the largest festivals of its type in the world with about 15,000 people in attendance. The group’s performance for the pancake breakfast will feature a variety of musical genres and eras, from Renaissance and sacred music to world folk traditions, music from the Romantic period and current pop favorites.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Kirkland fully supports and is unified in the belief that fostering leadership and community in youth is paramount to a child’s successful entry into adult life, according to the release.

Fore more on the club, visit www.kirkland.kiwanis.org.


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