Master Chorus Eastside celebrates America’s constitution

The Master Chorus Eastside will hold a concert themed around America’s Constitution on July 1.

Master Chorus Eastside’s “Celebrate America” concert returns once again to ring in Independence Day, with the creation of America’s Constitution as this year’s theme.

Issaquah’s historic Pickering Barn forms the backdrop for this combination of patriotic songs, sing-alongs, and the all-American music we know and love, punctuated by historical readings from and commentary about the remarkable document that helped build the United States.

“The story behind the writing of the Constitution is fascinating,” says MCE’s conductor Dr. Linda Gingrich in a press release. “We tend to take it for granted, but knowing something about the uncertainties that almost derailed its creation certainly makes me, at least, appreciate it all the more.”

Event organizers recommend locals get their tickets early, as the event tends to sell out quickly. The concert is scheduled for July 1 at 3 p.m in the Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. NW, Issaquah.

For tickets, locals can call the Master Chorus Eastside office at 425-392-8446, or visit Brown Paper Tickets at

More information on the Chorus can be found on the web at

Now in its 27th season, the Master Chorus Eastside keeps with its mission to “feed people’s souls.” The Chorus presents a four-concert season of outstanding musical “soul food.”

Its 2017/18 season concludes with its popular, family-friendly All-American Independence Celebrationin Issaquah’s historic Pickering Barn. Master Chorus Eastside performs mainly on the Eastside, but has appeared in Benaroya Hall, throughout western Washington and in numerous performances on the Argosy Christmas ship.

The Chorus was also invited to the Jamestown anniversary celebrations in 2007, appeared twice in the Choral Festival in Leavenworth, the second time with Dr. Gingrich as the featured conductor, and at venues on the Columbia River as part of the Lewis and Clark 200th anniversary celebrations.

All concerts feature entertaining and informative commentary by Artistic Director & Conductor, Linda Gingrich. Gingrich is a long-time Issaquah resident and founder and conductor of Master Chorus Eastside. She received her Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington and her Bachelor’s degree in voice from Cornish College of the Arts.

MCE is a primary cultural resource on the Eastside committed to its core values: craftsmanship, exploration, risk-taking, transcendence, and joy.