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August 8–14, 2022 (Past)

 

Audition: Puget Soundworks Auditions! — Aug 10 (online) and Aug 13 (in person)
Wednesday, August 10, 2022Aug 10, 2022, 4:00pm at Online Event (Link in description)
Saturday, August 13, 2022Aug 13, 2022, 2:00pm at (Venue To Be Announced)

We are an all-gender, LGBTQIA+ centered community chorus built on the belief that we can make the world a kinder, more inclusive place one song at a time. Come sing with us! We are holding auditions August 10 online, and August 13 in person. All you need to do is show up and sing a song of your choice — something simple like 'Twinkle, Twinkle' or 'Happy Birthday' is perfect.

Learn more about the audition process and sign up for your time slot at psw.fyi/auditions.

We can't wait to meet you and welcome you into our musical community!

August 15–21, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Here Comes The Sun — Here Comes The Sun - Northwest Sound Men's Chorus & Northwest Mix!
Saturday, August 20, 2022Aug 20, 2022, 7:00pm at Kirkland Performance Center, , 
Tickets: Tickets: $20 - $40

Spend an evening with wonderful music and singing!

Featuring:
The Northwest Sound Men's Chorus & Northwest Mix and quartets!

Where:
Kirkland Performing Arts Center
350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
https://www.kpcenter.org/

Tickets: $20 - $40
https://northwestsound.org/tickets-no-shows/

We hope to see you there!

Concert: Soft As It Began — Wellspring Ensemble's Summer Concert
Saturday, August 20, 2022Aug 20, 2022, 7:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 
Sunday, August 21, 2022Aug 21, 2022, 4:00pm at Christ Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: $20 per person in advance. $25 at door. As always, students are free!

After 2 years of virtual concerts, Wellspring Ensemble is extremely excited to perform in our first in person concert! Music sang to the poetry of Langston Hughs!

Concerts to be held in Seattle and Tacoma.

Audition: Auditions
Sunday, August 21, 2022Aug 21, 2022, 1:00pm at (Venue To Be Announced)

Unable to make the specific dates? Use our audition form (link on this page) and we'll setup an appointment to audition at any time. Visit our website for more info on what to expect at the audition.

Sing-Along: Singers' Bootcamp! Get Back in [vocal] Shape
Tuesday, August 16, 2022Aug 16, 2022, 7:00pm at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

Get back in [vocal] shape with Bellevue Chamber Chorus! This fun, informal event led by Artistic Director Ben Luedcke will consist of about an hour of vocalizing with a focus on technique and tone, as well as sightreading to get our voices and brains back in the swing of things! #notesinthroats

Join us on Tuesdays 8/16, 8/23 and 8/30 at our rehearsal location in Kirkland.
Space is limited, so please sign up using the "event website" link if interested. Attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear a well-fitted N95, KN95 or KF94 mask, or equivalent singers' mask.

August 22–28, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: New World Polyphony — Early Choral Works from Mexico and Latin America
Saturday, August 27, 2022Aug 27, 2022, 7:00pm at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

Our 6th season returns us to the summertime, where we will be exploring early music from Mexico and Latin America, featuring works from Capillas, Fernandes, Franco, Lienas, Padilla, and more.

Audition: 2022–23 Season Auditions
Monday, August 22, 2022Aug 22, 2022, 6:15pm at Epiphany Parish of Seattle, , 
Tuesday, August 23, 2022Aug 23, 2022, 6:15pm at Epiphany Parish of Seattle, , 

Seattle Pro Musica is holding new member auditions for the 2022–23 season! Auditions will take place at Epiphany Parish Seattle on Monday, August 22nd and Tuesday, August 23rd. Audition slots will be available from apx. 6:10pm to apx. 9:30pm each evening. All prospective singers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and will be expected to wear a mask to their audition.

To schedule your audition, email us at auditions@seattlepromusica.org with the following information:

Your name

Your voice part

Your pronouns (she/her, he/him, they/them, etc.)

Your address

Your cell phone number and secondary phone, if applicable

How did you hear about Seattle Pro Musica?

A brief description of your choral/vocal music experience

Your preferred audition dates/times

Audition: Auditions
Monday, August 22, 2022Aug 22, 2022, 10:00am at (Venue To Be Announced)

Audition for Master Chorus Eastside, one of the premier choirs east of Seattle, from August 22-September 20. Spots are open in all sections, but tenors and basses are especially encouraged to audition. Prospective singers need to be experienced choral singers and possess at least some music reading knowledge. Contact the MCE office for more information and for an audition appointment at our website or at 425-392-8446,

Audition: Auditions
Tuesday, August 23, 2022Aug 23, 2022, 3:30pm at (Venue To Be Announced)
Thursday, August 25, 2022Aug 25, 2022, 3:30pm at (Venue To Be Announced)

Unable to make the specific dates? Use our audition form (link on this page) and we'll setup an appointment to audition at any time. Visit our website for more info on what to expect at the audition.

Audition: Auditions — Join the NWCC
Sunday, August 28, 2022Aug 28, 2022, 1:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 

Auditions to join NWCC on August 28th, 2022!
Appointments are offered between 1:00 and 4:00pm.

What to Expect:
Be prepared to sing a song of your choice. Your song does not need to be memorized. If you need a pianist, please bring an extra copy of the music. You may sing without a pianist if you like. Our Music Director will work with you to determine which voice part is best for you. We encourage singers from a variety of musical backgrounds and experience levels to audition. You are expected to have a way to learn your music outside of rehearsal time. The chorus performs a variety of musical styles and difficulty levels.

Rehearsals:
We rehearse once a week on Monday nights and one Thursday night per quarter at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church. Rehearsals are from 7:00 – 9:30 PM. Sectional rehearsals are common, but usually only once per quarter. We rehearse from September to June and take the summer off.

Performances
We typically sing three sets of two concerts each: December, March, and June. Concert attire is black, but not uniform. When you join the choir, you are expected to sing for an entire season. If you need an exception to this, you should talk to your section leader and the conductor.

Fill out the form on our website and we will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Audition: Auditions for 2022-2023 Season — August 28, 2022 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Sunday, August 28, 2022Aug 28, 2022, 1:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 

The Seattle Choral Company is seeking new members to join the 50-voice ensemble. Upcoming concerts are described here on the GSCC site, and include events on December 10, March 25, and June 10.

Please follow the link to our auditions page and submit an application. You will be contacted shortly.

We are hosting open auditions for singers of all ages and experiences. Sing with us!!

Audition: Auditions for NW Firelight Chorale.
Tuesday, August 23, 2022Aug 23, 2022, 5:00pm at (Venue To Be Announced)

We are holding auditions for our 2022/23 season throughout August. At the audition you will visit with the director and sing. We are looking for kind, open hearted, enthusiastic, and energetic singers to join our fabulous, diverse community!

Harmonia has openings in all choral sections for talented singers with excellent musical skills. Be a part of our exciting season, featuring a mix of classics (Bach "Magnificat", Handel "Messiah", Mozart "Requiem) and unusual/contemporary works (Britten "Rejoice in the Lamb", Beyer "World Out of Balance", Price "Song of Hope)

For the audition, we ask that you bring a prepared selection which could be a song, aria, hymn, or a choral selection. The audition will include vocalizing and guided sight-reading.

Appointments are available throughout the day. Email auditions@harmoniaseattle.com to schedule a time, or to find out more information.

*Auditions may also be scheduled on other dates of mutual convenience prior to the beginning of our season*

Sing-Along: Singers' Bootcamp! Get Back in [vocal] Shape
Tuesday, August 23, 2022Aug 23, 2022, 7:00pm at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

Get back in [vocal] shape with Bellevue Chamber Chorus! This fun, informal event led by Artistic Director Ben Luedcke will consist of about an hour of vocalizing with a focus on technique and tone, as well as sightreading to get our voices and brains back in the swing of things! #notesinthroats

Join us on Tuesdays 8/16, 8/23 and 8/30 at our rehearsal location in Kirkland.
Space is limited, so please sign up using the "event website" link if interested. Attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear a well-fitted N95, KN95 or KF94 mask, or equivalent singers' mask.

August 29 – September 4, 2022 (Past)

 

Audition: Audition Call
Thursday, September 1, 2022Sep 1, 2022, 5:00pm at (Venue To Be Announced)

The Offbeats are currently auditioning for the 2022-23 season! If you want to swing, this is your chance to be part of a group of super cool humans who laugh and sing, play and perform beautifully together. Shows in fancy places, solo opportunities, a fiesty director and a killing band. You got game? Perfect voice not required, practice is. Rehearsals begin September 15th and run weekly on Thursdays, 7:30-9:15 at our rehearsal venue in Queen Anne. To audition, please contact the director via email Offbeats@seattlegleeclubs.org to set up a brief phone interview and to schedule an audition time between Sept 1-10th!!

Audition: Auditions
Tuesday, August 30, 2022Aug 30, 2022, 3:30pm at (Venue To Be Announced)
Thursday, September 1, 2022Sep 1, 2022, 3:30pm at (Venue To Be Announced)

Unable to make the specific dates? Use our audition form (link on this page) and we'll setup an appointment to audition at any time. Visit our website for more info on what to expect at the audition.

Audition: BlueStreet Voices - Vocal Jazz Audition — Opening for an Alto!
Tuesday, August 30, 2022Aug 30, 2022, 7:00pm at (Venue To Be Announced)

BlueStreet has an opening for an Alto for the 2022-2023 season. The audition will be held on August 30th in Shoreline/NE Seattle. Alto, alto, alto... if you know an alto, please spread the word. Please email us at bluestreetseattle@gmail.com for more information.
We are looking for: experienced singers who can read music, have previous choral or vocal jazz experience, can blend, as well as learn and practice music on their own.
Visit us at: https://www.bluestreetvoices.com/auditions for more detail

Audition: Boychoir Auditions
Tuesday, August 30, 2022Aug 30, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022Aug 31, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 
Thursday, September 1, 2022Sep 1, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 
Friday, September 2, 2022Sep 2, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 
Saturday, September 3, 2022Sep 3, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 
Sunday, September 4, 2022Sep 4, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 

The Northwest Boychoir’s musical sophistication, rich tonal quality, and dedication to exacting perfection have established its reputation as one of the nation’s premier children’s choirs. Along with Vocalpoint! Seattle, the Northwest Boychoir has trained thousands of young singers for nearly 50 years, and more significantly, shaped the lives of our region’s youth by teaching important lessons in personal commitment and the value of teamwork.

Boys 6-8 years old are welcome to tryout for our training program! No prior musical experience is required – just musical aptitude and obvious enjoyment of music. Financial aid is available.

September & January: Auditions for New Enrollment
Via Zoom

Audition: Olympia Youth Chorus Auditions — Welcoming new singers, grades K-12
Monday, August 29, 2022Aug 29, 2022, 5:30pm at Washington Middle School, , 

Auditions to be held 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Welcoming new singers in all of our five choirs for our 27th Season!
We have an exciting season planned and we are looking to fill a few available spaces in our program.
Singers will audition individually for their director, and parents are very welcome to join them if they wish.
Each audition is approximately 15 minutes long.
Singers are called in the order that they sign in upon arrival.
Registration materials and parent handbooks will be available following the audition.

Dolce - Grades K-2
Bel Canto - Grades 3-5
Coro Voce - Grades 6-8
Cantabile - Grades 9-12 treble voices
Forza - Grades 6-12 (changing voices)

Sing-Along: Singers' Bootcamp! Get Back in [vocal] Shape
Tuesday, August 30, 2022Aug 30, 2022, 7:00pm at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

Get back in [vocal] shape with Bellevue Chamber Chorus! This fun, informal event led by Artistic Director Ben Luedcke will consist of about an hour of vocalizing with a focus on technique and tone, as well as sightreading to get our voices and brains back in the swing of things! #notesinthroats

Join us on Tuesdays 8/16, 8/23 and 8/30 at our rehearsal location in Kirkland.
Space is limited, so please sign up using the "event website" link if interested. Attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear a well-fitted N95, KN95 or KF94 mask, or equivalent singers' mask.

September 5–11, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Mozart Requiem — Commemorating the 21st anniversary of 9/11
Sunday, September 11, 2022Sep 11, 2022, 4:00pm at Vashon Center for the Arts, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

Mozart composed the torso of his Requiem in the year of his death, but left it unfinished. His student Franz Xaver Süßmayr completed the work. For over two hundred years, their music has helped people all over the world to reflect and to mourn. This event commemorates the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York, Washington DC, and rural Pennsylvania, in a tradition begun in 2002 called the “Rolling Requiem.” (Last year’s 20th-anniversary commemoration was postponed due to covid.) On this date, choirs around the world share in presentations of Mozart’s Requiem to unite everyone in remembrance of that tragic occasion.

Audition: Auditions — All parts!
Tuesday, September 6, 2022Sep 6, 2022, 6:00pm at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, , 

To schedule an audition appointment, please go to the audition page on our website. All parts welcome!

Audition: Auditions — Ancora Women's Choir 2022-2023 season auditions
Thursday, September 8, 2022Sep 8, 2022, 7:00pm at 7400 Woodlawn, , 

Auditions by appointment are available Thursday, September 8. from 7:00 to 9:30 pm in 30-minute increments. Interested applicants are asked to fill out and submit our audition form available at https://www.ancorachoir.org/auditions

Audition: Auditions for 2022-2023 season — September 6, 2022 - 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Tuesday, September 6, 2022Sep 6, 2022, 6:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 

The Seattle Choral Company is seeking new members to join the 50-voice ensemble. Upcoming concerts are described here on the GSCC site, and include events on December 10, March 25, and June 10.

Please follow the link to our auditions page and submit an application. You will be contacted shortly.

We are hosting open auditions for singers of all ages and experiences. Sing with us!!

Audition: Boychoir Auditions
Monday, September 5, 2022Sep 5, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 
Tuesday, September 6, 2022Sep 6, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022Sep 7, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 
Thursday, September 8, 2022Sep 8, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 

The Northwest Boychoir’s musical sophistication, rich tonal quality, and dedication to exacting perfection have established its reputation as one of the nation’s premier children’s choirs. Along with Vocalpoint! Seattle, the Northwest Boychoir has trained thousands of young singers for nearly 50 years, and more significantly, shaped the lives of our region’s youth by teaching important lessons in personal commitment and the value of teamwork.

Boys 6-8 years old are welcome to tryout for our training program! No prior musical experience is required – just musical aptitude and obvious enjoyment of music. Financial aid is available.

September & January: Auditions for New Enrollment
Via Zoom

Audition: Opening Rehearsal for Fall 2022 Semester — Open to singers with previous choral experience
Sunday, September 11, 2022Sep 11, 2022, 7:00pm at Magnolia United Church of Christ, , 

Magnolia Chorale will kick off its Fall 2022 semester. Please join us at 7 pm at Magnolia United Church of Christ! Proof of up-to-date vaccination required.

Audition: Seattle Men's Chorus Auditions! — Come out and sing with SMC
Tuesday, September 6, 2022Sep 6, 2022, 6:00pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, , 

The choruses are proud to be a leading voice for the LGBTQ community. We represent a diverse group of singers: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, non-binary and straight allies. We are united in the pride we take in our singing.

If you’re interested in auditioning, we hope we’ll hear from you. You must be 18 years or older by the date of the first rehearsal in order to sing with the chorus. Please submit an audition form on our website and production staff will reach out with further details and assigned audition times.

September 12–18, 2022 (Past)

 

Audition: Auditions — All parts!
Tuesday, September 13, 2022Sep 13, 2022, 6:00pm at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, , 

To schedule an audition appointment, please go to the audition page on our website. All parts welcome!

We are looking for Women who love to sing! We are a non-auditioned choir! Join us on Monday evenings from 7 to 9 PM at Redmond High School.

Other: Rehearsal season beginning Sept. 12 for "Messiah" — Seeking singers for all sections
Monday, September 12, 2022Sep 12, 2022, 7:00pm at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, , 

Northwest Chorale, directed by Lynn Hall, seeks singers for all sections of the choir. Audition not required. Rehearsal season begins September 12 for complete performances of Handel's "Messiah" in early December. Admission to concerts is free but offering is collected and donated to Northwest Harvest. Rehearsals are every Monday, 7:00-9:30, at Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 12509 27th Avenue NE, Seattle. Call Ruth Jacobson at 206-779-2774 for more information.

September 19–25, 2022 (Past)

 

Audition: Seattle Women's Chorus Auditions! — Come out and sing with SWC
Tuesday, September 20, 2022Sep 20, 2022, 6:00pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, , 

The choruses are proud to be a leading voice for the LGBTQ community. We represent a diverse group of singers: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender nonconforming, non-binary and straight allies. We are united in the pride we take in our singing.

If you’re interested in auditioning, we hope we’ll hear from you. You must be 18 years or older by the date of the first rehearsal in order to sing with the chorus. Please submit an audition form on our website and production staff will reach out with further details and assigned audition times.

Open House: New and Returning Member Open House — Welcoming Prospective Members
Monday, September 19, 2022Sep 19, 2022, 7:00pm at JazzEd, , 
Tickets: Free

After two and a half years of virtual rehearsals and performances, the SONW is ecstatic to rehearse in person again. We are interested in building a multi-generational and multi-cultural choir. This year, our repertoire will honor the memory of our founder, Juan Huey-Ray. We will also be highlighting the music of Black female composers. History and her-story will be celebrated. Come visit us at our new rehearsal location.

September 26 – October 2, 2022 (Past)

 

Audition: Mirinesse AUDITIONS
Saturday, October 1, 2022Oct 1, 2022, 11:00am at (Venue To Be Announced)

Interested in joining Mirinesse Women’s Choir? We are always looking experienced and skilled, classically-based sopranos and altos. We rehearse on Monday nights from January thru March with some get started events in the fall. Auditions are heard by the Artistic Director. You will be asked to do basic vocalization and range testing, present a song of your choice (without accompaniment if possible) and demonstrate basic musical skills. Proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 is required. Auditions are Saturdays, October 1 and 8, starting at 11:00 a.m. Contact rrottsolk@me.com for more information and an appointment.

October 3–9, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Balance
Saturday, October 8, 2022Oct 8, 2022, 7:30pm at First Free Methodist Church, , 
Tickets: $25 General; $10 Concession; Free for students & youth

MENOTTI Amelia al ballo Overture
BARBER Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 14
BEYER World Out of Balance [world premiere]

This concert — and our season — opens with the work of two composers very much in dialogue with one another: Gian Carlo Menotti and Samuel Barber, who began a lifelong personal and creative partnership when they were teens at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Menotti’s Amelia al ballo and Barber’s Violin Concerto were written within three years of each other, in part when the two men were primarily based in Switzerland, living as common-law spouses.

Huntley Beyer’s epic new oratorio, World Out of Balance, was composed during the lockdown period of the pandemic in collaboration with the work’s sponsors, Doug and Dana Durasoff. The text sources range widely, but the piece is structured as a dialogue between movements such as “Racism Asks” and “Love Answers.” This piece is both powerful and honest, but also optimistic and life-affirming.

Audition: Mirinesse AUDITIONS
Saturday, October 8, 2022Oct 8, 2022, 11:00am at (Venue To Be Announced)

Interested in joining Mirinesse Women’s Choir? We are always looking experienced and skilled, classically-based sopranos and altos. We rehearse on Monday nights from January thru March with some get started events in the fall. Auditions are heard by the Artistic Director. You will be asked to do basic vocalization and range testing, present a song of your choice (without accompaniment if possible) and demonstrate basic musical skills. Proof of full vaccination against Covid-19 is required. Auditions are Saturdays, October 1 and 8, starting at 11:00 a.m. Contact rrottsolk@me.com for more information and an appointment.

October 10–16, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Heaven and Earth — Tavener's Ikon of Light, and Heaven and Earth by 6 Orthodox composers
Friday, October 14, 2022Oct 14, 2022, 7:30pm at St. James Cathedral, , 
Tickets: Starting at $32

Inspired by the discovery of the Higgs Boson, Heaven and Earth is a musical meditation on Psalm 103 (“Bless the Lord, O my soul”) by six Orthodox composers, including a double-choir motet by the late Richard Toensing. Sung in English with the traditional Orthodox refrains. Members of 45th Parallel will join Cappella Romana for Tavener’s Ikon of Light.

With recording release!

Heaven and Earth: A Song of Creation
Tikey Zes (1927–) • Richard Toensing (1940–2014) • Kurt Sander (1969–) • Alexander Khalil (1969–) • John Michael Boyer (1978–) • Matthew Arndt (1976–)

Ikon of Light for chorus and string trio, sung in Greek
Sir John Tavener (1944–2013)

John Michael Boyer, associate music director

Concert: ILLUMINATING MORTAL SIGHT
Saturday, October 15, 2022Oct 15, 2022, 7:00pm at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: $20-$50

We look to the past to understand the present. While plagues, political and religious unrest, devastation, and loss are part of today’s world, they are echoes of our past. This concert featuring English Renaissance composers Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Robert White, John Sheppard, and Franco-Flemish composer Nicolas Gombert explores the gamut of human expression during times of uncertainty and hopelessness: a musical reflection of the world today and an offering of hope for tomorrow.

Concert: My Heart Be Brave
Saturday, October 15, 2022Oct 15, 2022, 7:30pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, , 
Tickets: Tickets TBD

My heart be brave is the first of our New American Composers concerts, featuring composer Marques L.A. Garrett. Marques focuses on traditional music of the African diaspora, as well as contemporary choral music by Black composers.

For his Seattle Pro Musica commissioned work, Marques has chosen a text by the Black American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, with its evocative text asking to ”teach this tongue the singer’s soulful art.”

Concert: Songs of Freedom — Music of Ukraine
Saturday, October 15, 2022Oct 15, 2022, 7:30pm at Plymouth Congregational Church, , 
Sunday, October 16, 2022Oct 16, 2022, 3:00pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: Pay as able
Concert: THE VALLEYS — The atlas of the way
Saturday, October 15, 2022Oct 15, 2022, 8:00pm at Christ Episcopal Church, , 
Sunday, October 16, 2022Oct 16, 2022, 4:00pm at Plymouth Congregational Church, , 
Tickets: $15-20

In THE VALLEYS, The Esoterics is excited to present a world-premiere commission by Forrest Farhad Pierce: The atlas of the way. Originally from the Columbia Plateau of Washington state, Pierce is now Professor of Composition at the University of Kansas, a member of the faculty of the Cortona Sessions for New Music, a wayfarer of both mountains and valleys, and a teacher of Sufism in the Inayati tradition. Pierce writes music of meditative stillness and ecstatic virtuosity that is rooted in a deep connection to the natural world.

In his Atlas, Pierce has created a concert-length a cappella choral work based on the epic Sufi poem, The conference of the birds [Mantiq ut-Tair], by Farid ud-Din Attar (1145-1221). As both poet and composer, Pierce has distilled nearly five thousand couplets of this ancient poem into a nine-movement work, with eight interludes (called sohbets). Pierce's piece describes the journey of a gathering of curious birds who are led by their teacher - the hoopoe - to learn of their own origin. Through this vast landscape, the birds traverse seven evocatively-named valleys - of farawayfaring, lovestruckness, kenning, enoughing, onement, wonderstruckness, and noughtness - each representing a Sufi maqam, or spiritual station of progress. Between each musical valley, Pierce's interstitial sohbets capture quiet, intimate conversations between student and teacher in which they reflect on this spiritual journey.

October 17–23, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Hope in the Northwest
Friday, October 21, 2022Oct 21, 2022, 7:30pm at Benaroya Hall, , 
Tickets: $40, $50, $60

Join Ensign Symphony & Chorus along with guest artist David Archuletta as we celebrate Hope in the Pacific Northwest. We will showcase the proud musical heritage of the Pacific Northwest with selections from Northwestern composers as well as songs from American Pop Singer, David Archuleta.

Concert: Music Wakes from Silence
Saturday, October 22, 2022Oct 22, 2022, 8:00pm at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: Preferred: $40 in advance; General: $25/advance, $30/door; Seniors $20/advance, $25/door

Please join us at the opening concert of our 30th-anniversary Year of Celebration for a performance of audience and choir member favorites from the last 30 years, and a musical tribute to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

Some highlights include Jonathan Doves “Ring Out, Wild Bells”; Ravels “Trois Chansons”; two selections from Irving Fines “The Choral New Yorker”; one of Szymanowskis “Six Kurpian Songs”; other selections by Saint-Saëns, J.A.C. Redford, and Jester Hairston; and “Eat Your Vegetables Set II” by Opus 7’s Composer-in-Residence John Muehleisen for choir, trumpet, and percussion.

In honor of Queen Elizabeth II, well perform selections from “A Garland for the Queen”, a collection of works by British composers written for Elizabeths 1953 coronation, including Michael Tippetts “Dance, Clarion Air”, Ralph Vaughan Williams “Silence and Music”, and Gerald Finzis “White Flowering Days”. William Harriss “Bring Us, O Lord God”, which was sung at the Service of Remembrance on Sept. 9th of this year, will also be on the program.

Get your tickets now and come share in our musical celebration. We look forward to seeing you!

Concert: Season 19 Fall Concerts
Friday, October 21, 2022Oct 21, 2022, 7:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall, , 
Saturday, October 22, 2022Oct 22, 2022, 2:00pm at Broadway Performance Hall, , 
Saturday, October 22, 2022Oct 22, 2022, 7:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall, , 
Tickets: Adult - $18, Student - $16, Child/Senior - $10

Seattle Ladies Choir Returns to Broadway Performance Hall for Season 19 Concerts
Get excited to hear choral versions of songs by Queen, Maggie Rogers, Bon Jovi, and more!

Concerts are Friday, October 21, at 7:30pm, and Saturday, October 22, at 2pm & 7:30pm, at the Broadway Performance Hall.. Tickets available at http://seattleladieschoir.strangertickets.com/ Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert time.

October 24–30, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Her Majesty: Elizabeth I & II
Sunday, October 30, 2022Oct 30, 2022, 3:00pm at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

Join Sine Nomine, with Director Anne Lyman, as we celebrate the historic reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and II. The Virgin Queen (Elizabeth I) was fond of her chief Chapel Royal composer, William Byrd - despite his Catholic leanings. Our program highlights the wide range of his polyphonic prowess, from the intimate Mass for Four Voices to the festive Haec dies. English composers Robert Parsons and Robert White set Psalm 15, Domine, quis habitabit, both in a florid, quintessentially English style that, alongside John Bennet’s All Creatures Now, celebrate the faith and devotion that Queen Elizabeth I’s musicians had for their “Fair Oriana.” In addition, several of our program’s pieces, including commissions by Benjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams, were featured at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation and, most recently, her memorial service.

PROGRAM
I.
William Byrd - O Lord, make Thy servant Elizabeth
Byrd - Mass for 4 Voices: Kyrie, Gloria
Byrd - Ne irascaris Domine

II.
Anonymous - Rejoice in the Lord always
Robert Parsons - Domine quis habitabit
John Bennet - All creatures now

III.
Ralph Vaughan Williams - O taste and see
Robert White - Domine quis habitabit

IV.
Benjamin Britten - Concord
Byrd - Mass for 4 Voices: Agnus Dei
Byrd - Haec dies

NOTE: This concert is in-person only; it will not be live-streamed nor video-recorded.
Masks are strongly recommended, but not required.

Concert: Seattle Sings Choral Festival — Join in Gathering
Saturday, October 29, 2022Oct 29, 2022, 10:00am at Seattle First Baptist Church, , 
Tickets: Admission is free, livestream available at: www.seattlesings.org

The Seattle Sings Choral Festival is live once again!

Puget Sound choirs are excitedly gearing up in preparation for the return of the Seattle Sings Choral Festival, live on Saturday, October 29. Eighteen choirs of all kinds and from across the region will present a dazzling variety of styles; from Bach to barbershop, Finnish to jazz, Broadway to classical, symphonic size to chamber music intimacy, there is something to please every taste. As festival co-chair Scott Kovacs says, “I can’t imagine a time when we need choral singing more than right now, and to be returning to the Seattle Sings Choral Festival feels like good medicine for us all!”

The festival is thrilled to collaborate with Northwest composer and University of Washington choral professor Giselle Wyers. In what has become a festival tradition, the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium commissions a work especially for the festival. Dr. Wyers’ Join in Gathering, first introduced at the Festival Online Showcase in October 2021, is her contribution as Composer-in-Residence. In keeping with this tradition, audiences and choirs will join in singing a portion of this lovely piece. For more information and a complete listing of participating choirs, please visit us on the web at www.seattlesings.org (look for the “Festival” tab at the top), or you can email us at festival@seattlesings.org.

The festival runs Saturday, October 29, 10:00 AM to 9:10 PM at Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle 98122. Admission is free; come and go as you please. All audience and choir members are requested to remain masked while attending the festival.

Concert: Vocalpoint! Seattle Presents: Rhythm of the Rain — A Review of Rock & Roll’s Greatest Rain Songs
Thursday, October 27, 2022Oct 27, 2022, 7:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall, , 
Friday, October 28, 2022Oct 28, 2022, 7:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall, , 
Saturday, October 29, 2022Oct 29, 2022, 7:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall, , 
Sunday, October 30, 2022Oct 30, 2022, 2:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall, , 
Tickets: $30 General, $20 senior, $10 Students (Sat/Sun), $5 Students (Thurs/Fri)

A Review of Rock & Roll’s Greatest Rain Songs

Songs by: Eric Clapton, The Beatles, America, James Taylor,
Carole King, Three Dog Night, Manhattan Transfer and many more!

Thursday, Oct 27 at 7:30pm
Friday, Oct 28 at 7:30pm
Saturday, Oct 29 at 7:30pm
Sunday, Oct 30 at 2:30pm

Lecture/Class: Sing! Sing! Sing! — Sing! Sing! Sing!
Wednesday, October 26, 2022Oct 26, 2022, 7:00pm at Temple B'nai Torah, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

The Northwest Sound and Northwest Mix choruses are hosting FREE singing lessons as a service to the Eastside. In this six-week workshop, our vocal coaches will teach you proper techniques for four-part harmony singing. You will learn healthy singing, proper tuning, finding your vocal range, singing in close harmony, proper vowel usage, and finding the message of a song. You will get group lessons and will sing with Northwest Sound during our rehearsals. And you'll have a chance to sing on stage at our holiday show!

Lessons begin on October 26, 2022 and continue every Wednesday except the week of Thanksgiving. Rehearsals run from 7:00 - 8:45 PM but arrive at 6:40 the first day to register. We meet at the Temple B'nai Torah in Bellevue: 15727 NE 4th St. Enter in the front at the left-most door and ring the bell if no one is there to greet you.

People of all genders, ages, and skill levels are welcome. Even if you've never sung in a group before! Minors are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Our hosts at the Temple B'nai Torah require that all attendees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please bring your proof of vaccination. You will also be asked to provide your e-mail or phone number for contact tracing purposes.

The sing Sing! SING! program is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Bellevue Eastside Arts Partnerships.

To sign up for information about sing Sing! SING! please fill out the form below. Alternatively, you can e-mail membership@northwestsound.org or call 425-998-8252.

Special Performance: Greatest Cabaret Hits — a Seattle Pro Musica Cabaret
Saturday, October 29, 2022Oct 29, 2022, 4:00pm at Resonance at SOMA Towers, , 
Saturday, October 29, 2022Oct 29, 2022, 7:30pm at Resonance at SOMA Towers, , 
Tickets: Tickets TBD

Our annual Cabaret is back, and we’re pulling out all the stops and revisiting audience favorites – plus a couple new twists!

Run time: approx. 80 minutes, with a 10-minute intermission

October 31 – November 6, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: MATER DEI — Samuel Barber, Eric Whitacre, and Sarah Rimkus
Saturday, November 5, 2022Nov 5, 2022, 7:00pm at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: $20-30

A native to Bainbridge Island, Washington, award-winning composer Sarah Rimkus' Mater Dei links two distinct sound worlds in this program of American choral music: The neo-Romantic style of Samuel Barber and the ethereal sound world of Eric Whitacre. This program features Barber's most famous choral composition, Agnus Dei, alongside Whitacre's Lux Aurumque, Go, Lovely Rose, and Saint-Chappelle.

Concert: Songs of Shakespeare
Saturday, November 5, 2022Nov 5, 2022, 7:00pm at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, , 
Sunday, November 6, 2022Nov 6, 2022, 3:00pm at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, , 
Tickets: Suggested donation $20/adult, $10/student or pay as able

RainShadow Chorale is excited to announce its fall 2022 concerts – Songs of Shakespeare - under the leadership of our new Artistic Director, Laurie de Leonne. She brings to RainShadow a wealth of experience and knowledge, and we are delighted to be challenged by her as she adds her own flair to RainShadow’s tradition of excellence.

Laurie has selected music from a wide variety of composers and genres, but it is all set to texts by Shakespeare. From early music to country (a la Dolly Parton), there is something for every musical taste in her program.

This program is sponsored in part by the Port Townsend Arts Commission.

November 7–13, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: I Believe
Saturday, November 12, 2022Nov 12, 2022, 7:30pm at First Congregational Church, , 
Sunday, November 13, 2022Nov 13, 2022, 3:00pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: $20 Adult, $15 Senior/Singer/Teacher, $10 Student, $5 Child (under 12)

Join us for a concert that explores the human spiritual experience and belief systems from around the world. We will sing ancient prayers, hymns to the sun, find peace in the natural world, and renewal in flame and flight. Come enjoy our collaboration with a string quartet, percussion, and an up-and-coming young soprano on works by Vivaldi, Ola Gjeilo, Lili Boulanger, and more! (masks and proof of COVID vax req'd at all live events)

Concert: O Radiant Luminary — Celebrating 150 Years of Vaughan Williams
Saturday, November 12, 2022Nov 12, 2022, 8:00pm at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: $30 General Admission, Pay-as-you- will for those in financial need

Ralph Vaughan Williams was unquestionably one of the leading composers of choral music in the twentieth century. While his large-scale works are mainstream repertoire, much of his music for unaccompanied chamber choir remains neglected outside England. He arranged dozens of folksongs for chorus, including the famed Loch Lomond, and wrote for coronations and other the Anglican and Catholic rites. He also set great English literature in a musical language far removed from his folksong- and Renaissance-inspired works. We will present examples taken from throughout his compositional life, with several works you’ve probably never heard in concert before. In addition, we will present the Mass in G minor, one of history’s greatest settings of this historic text, sung by one voice per part. It is a true celebration of this master composer’s sesquicentennial.

Concert: Rise Up Singing! — A Choral Celebration
Friday, November 11, 2022Nov 11, 2022, 7:00pm at First Presbyterian Church, , 
Sunday, November 13, 2022Nov 13, 2022, 3:00pm at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, , 
Tickets: $15 suggested donation

A choral celebration The Community Chorus
of Port Townsend
& East Jefferson County.
Director: Sarah Moran
Pianist: Liz Hopkins
with special guests
Wild Rose Chorale

Concert: Songs for the People
Saturday, November 12, 2022Nov 12, 2022, 7:30pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, , 
Tickets: Tickets from $21-38; students free with ID, PYWC option available

Songs for the People is the second of our New American Composers concerts, featuring composer Melissa Dunphy. Born to refugee parents and raised in Australia, Dunphy immigrated to the United States in 2003 and has since become an award-winning and acclaimed composer specializing in vocal, political, and theatrical music.

Concert: Unfinished
Saturday, November 12, 2022Nov 12, 2022, 7:30pm at First Free Methodist Church, , 
Tickets: $25 General; $10 Concession; Free for students and youth

SCHUBERT Symphony in B minor (“Unfinished”)
MOZART Requiem in D minor

The story of Mozart’s Requiem is well known: the composer, desperate for funds, was compelled to accept the commission from a mysterious Austrian nobleman who hoped to pass the piece off as his own. Alas, Mozart would not live to complete the work himself, a task that fell to his student Franz Xaver Süßmayr. (Ironically, Mozart’s widow hoped to pass off the completed Requiem as authentic Mozart.)

Many completions of Mozart’s Requiem now vie for supremacy, but Süßmayr’s has the advantage of having been made in collaboration with the dying Mozart himself. However, it was another composer who took upon the spiritual mantle of Mozart’s music, and that composer was Franz Schubert, who, tragically, would also leave a great work incomplete, the now-beloved Symphony in B minor.

Concert: World Premiere: All-Night Vigil by Robert Kyr
Friday, November 11, 2022Nov 11, 2022, 7:30pm at St. James Cathedral, , 
Tickets: $33 and up

Inspired by the iconic All-Night Vigil (“Vespers”) by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Robert Kyr’s new setting in English of the All-Night Vigil will encourage you to meditate directly on the Vigil’s themes of light, renewal, and hope. Cappella Romana, in large-choir formation, will sing Kyr’s characteristic soaring lines and gorgeous harmonies, with counterpoint by Cappella Romana’s virtuoso soloists. More than just a concert, this world premiere performance of Kyr’s All-Night Vigil will create an immersive, ineffable experience unlike any other.

Originally scheduled in May 2020, Cappella Romana gives the world premiere this season!

Fundraiser: We Need a Little Christmas — Pre-holiday wine tasting & gift auction
Saturday, November 12, 2022Nov 12, 2022, 6:00pm at Woodhouse Wine Estates, , 
Tickets: $70.00

Join with Friends of the Seattle Choral Company and jump-start the holiday season! Evening includes wine tastings, buffet dinner, live vocal entertainment, and a holiday gift silent auction. Everything takes place in the elegant tasting room of the Woodhouse Wine Estates located at 15500 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE Ste C600, Woodinville, WA 98072.

November 14–20, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Be the Change — Songs of Peace, Justice, and Compassion
Saturday, November 19, 2022Nov 19, 2022, 7:30pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 
Sunday, November 20, 2022Nov 20, 2022, 3:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 senior or student, $30 at the door

Seattle Peace Chorus sings songs of peace, justice, and compassion by Kent Stevenson, Jacob Narverud, Chris Williamson, Joan Szymco, and others.

Concert: Memorial Concert for Maestro Juan Huey-Ray
Sunday, November 20, 2022Nov 20, 2022, 4:00pm at First AME Church, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

In memory of the Founder and Director of the Sound of the Northwest, Juan Huey-Ray, this program will feature some of his favorite Spirituals and Gospel songs. Included in the program will be Seattle poet, Mona Lake Jones, and choreographer and dancer, Vanya Bynum. Other former collaborators with the SONW choir will also be featured. Come celebrate the life of Maestro Huey-Ray and the spirited music he presented to the PNW for 32 years.

Concert: Motets I — Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied / Fürchte dich nicht
Sunday, November 20, 2022Nov 20, 2022, 3:00pm at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: Donation

“Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied,” BWV 225, and “Fürchte dich nicht,” BWV 228—accompanied by wind and string instruments—form the pillars of this first concert in our season that will feature all six of J. S. Bach’s standard contributions to the motet genre. Music by Morales, Buxtehude, Caroline Shaw, and Vaughan Williams (for his 150th birth anniversary) complete the program.

Concert: Transgender Day of Remembrance — TDOR
Sunday, November 20, 2022Nov 20, 2022, 6:00pm at Auburn Riverside Theatre A.R.T., , 
Tickets: Free but registration requested

STANCE is honored to be performing two pieces by our 16-person ensemble at UTOPIA Washington's Transgender Day of Remembrance service on Sunday, November 20th from 6-9 pm at Auburn Riverside Theater.

TDOR is an annual observance that honors the lives lost due to violent acts of transphobia. We welcome you to join us as we memorialize and honor our fallen siblings at the vigil and through music. UTOPIA is hosting a candlelight vigil featuring partners, friends, and community members.

Sing-Along: High Point Caroling
Saturday, November 19, 2022Nov 19, 2022, 6:00pm at High Point Village, , 
Tickets: Free

CFC will be singing Christmas carols for residents of High Point in Enumclaw to spread some cheer!

CFC will be singing Christmas carols for residents of Living Court in Enumclaw to spread some cheer!

November 28 – December 4, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Bach & Britten at Bastyr
Saturday, December 3, 2022Dec 3, 2022, 7:30pm at Bastyr University Chapel, , 
Sunday, December 4, 2022Dec 4, 2022, 3:00pm at Bastyr University Chapel, , 

J.S. Bach's Magnificat, Britten's Ceremony of Carols, plus works by Jocelyn Hagen and others.

Concert: Devotio — Seasonal Music of the Common Life
Saturday, December 3, 2022Dec 3, 2022, 8:00pm at St. James Cathedral, , 
Tickets: $0-$30

Sisters of the Common Life, Brothers of the Common Life: These were terms used in the Middle Ages to refer to religious communities who lived apart from the world. They followed a movement called the Devotio Moderna, a new style of devotion that emphasized individual experience and spiritual fulfillment, and in which music played a crucial role in generating and supporting the piety and emotion needed for adequate faith. But this was nothing new. The music may have been different, but the role of music in the devotional life, be it modern or traditional, was well established, and it led to some of the most inspiring musical creations of the time. Join us as we celebrate the holiday seasons of Advent and Christmas by exploring the musical traditions of Devotio in all its aspects.

Concert: Guiding Light — 2022 Winter Season
Saturday, December 3, 2022Dec 3, 2022, 7:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 
Sunday, December 4, 2022Dec 4, 2022, 4:00pm at Christ Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door, Students Always FREE

Wellspring will be sharing the stage with our friends, Resonate, an amazing octet from the Maple Valley area. Inspiring to be like Voces8, this group will not disappoint!

We will also be sharing the stage with Shorecrest High School and Auburn Riverside Highschool

Concert: Holiday Falala-liday! — Tacoma
Friday, December 2, 2022Dec 2, 2022, 8:00pm at Pantages Theater, , 
Tickets: $42 - $152

Seattle’s holiday tradition is back with glitter, lights and carols! Deck the Halls with more fa-la-la than ever. Come out for nostalgia, hilarity, a Christmas Conga and an unforgettable sing-along.

Concert: Joyeux Noël
Saturday, December 3, 2022Dec 3, 2022, 7:30pm at Church of the Holy Cross, , 
Sunday, December 4, 2022Dec 4, 2022, 3:00pm at Church of the Holy Cross, , 
Tickets: $20 pre-sale general, $15 pre-sale student/senior, add $5 at the door

Looking for Christmas music imbued with mystery and majesty? Search no further than France. Seasonal music by mid-twentieth-century composer Francis Poulenc is richly imbued by harmonies and phrasing that convey a unique sensibility. Sacred works by his prominent contemporaries, Duruflé and Messiaen, further paint the harmonic picture. And this special sound didn’t spring from nowhere. One can even hear it in early Renaissance masters such as Dufay, Ockeghem, and Josquin. This concert mixes the sacred and the secular to bring a broad view of French holiday music. Come to hear the special sounds of a French Christmas.

Concert: Main Stage Performance — Goodwill
Saturday, December 3, 2022Dec 3, 2022, 3:00pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 students/seniors

Peace on earth and goodwill to all. Come join us for our first MainStage concert of the season, "Goodwill" where we celebrate the season of joy and giving. This performance features our Prima, Intermezzo, and Coda choirs. We kindly ask that audience members share in our goodwill offering by bringing a non-perishable food item to share. These items will be donated to Food Lifeline.

Concert: Mill Creek Chorale Holiday Pops! — Holiday Pops!
Saturday, December 3, 2022Dec 3, 2022, 3:00pm at Advent Lutheran Church, , 
Saturday, December 3, 2022Dec 3, 2022, 7:00pm at Advent Lutheran Church, , 

Adult = $15
Seniors (62+)/Students (age 11-18) = $10
Child - age 10 and under = $2
Live-Stream Viewing Donation = $10

Concert: Northwest Chorale Presents Handel's Messiah
Saturday, December 3, 2022Dec 3, 2022, 6:00pm at Eastside Church, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

The Northwest Chorale, directed by Lynn Hall, will perform Handel's "Messiah" on December 3, 6:00 pm at Eastside Church in Bothell and December 10, 7:00 pm at First Free Methodist Church, Seattle. The Chorale will be joined by professional soloists and orchestra.

Admission is complimentary; free will offering will be taken, with all proceeds to be donated to food banks in our region. December 3 performance may be shortened to accommodate the church's schedule.

Join us to celebrate this beloved holiday tradition and support local food banks.

Concert: One World Songs of Hope
Sunday, December 4, 2022Dec 4, 2022, 3:00pm at Everett Performing Arts Center, , 
Tickets: Adults $22, Senior, Student and active military $18

Adults $22, Senior, Student and active military $18

Concert: SEA & STARS — Vox Pacifica + Choir of the Salish Sea
Friday, December 2, 2022Dec 2, 2022, 7:30pm at First Congregational Church, , 
Saturday, December 3, 2022Dec 3, 2022, 3:00pm at First Congregational Church, , 
Tickets: General admission: $20; Children 12 yrs and under: $10

~~ Sail with us on a sea of stars, where the moon shines brightly, and every darkness is forgotten. ~~
Mark your calendars and SAVE THESE DATES (Dec 2 & 3) to join two of Bellingham's newest choral groups, VOX PACIFICA and CHOIR OF THE SALISH SEA for Sea & Stars, an intoxicating musical journey that will include works by Joan Szymko, Randall Thompson, Jake Runestad, Philippe Nicolai, Trond Kverno, Duncan Tuomi, Amy Beach and more....

SEA & STARS will be directed by Wendy Bloom and Kevin Allen-Schmid.

Concert: THEN — We were...
Sunday, December 4, 2022Dec 4, 2022, 3:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 
Sunday, December 4, 2022Dec 4, 2022, 3:00pm at Online Event (Link in description)
Tickets: General Admission: $25+fees, Seniors/Singers $20+fees, Youth 5-18 Free, Pay-What-You-Can available

After 17 years of leadership, our Music Director Mark Kloepper will conduct his final season with the Northwest Chamber Chorus. This December, we’ll take a look over our shoulder at our traditions, our families, our memories. In our music and in our community, where have we been? Who has taught us? What families have nurtured us? Where have we drawn inspiration?

Featured composers will include Melanie DeMore, Eleanor Daley, Susan LaBarr, Randall Thompson, Benjamin Britten, Eric Whitacre, Claudio Monteverdi, Jake Runestad, and George Shearing.

12/4 Livestream: https://youtu.be/0kqH7daRSL0
12/10 Livestream: https://youtu.be/SIGsifPDreI

Concert: THE WANDERERS — The worlds around our sun
Saturday, December 3, 2022Dec 3, 2022, 8:00pm at Queen Anne Christian Church, , 
Sunday, December 4, 2022Dec 4, 2022, 4:00pm at Queen Anne Christian Church, , 
Tickets: $15-20

In the final concert of our 29th season, The Esoterics will commemorate THE WANDERERS of our Solar System – known in ancient Greek as πλάνητες (plānetes) – with the West Coast premiere of Timothy Takach’s choral sojourn, Helios. This fifteen-movement, concert-length work begins in the outermost reaches of the Solar System, with Pluto, and travels inward, to our Sun. The libretto of Helios is a combination of published and commissioned poems from contemporary writers as well as translations of ancient texts, and the theme of each planetary movement is inspired by the mythology or science of its namesake.

Positioned at the nexus of science, faith, and humanity, Helios includes a narrative of control and chaos, exploring that which is within our control, that which is not, and showing that we have the power to change our trajectory. The music provides a constantly changing landscape of textures, soundscapes, vocal techniques and harmonic language.

To accompany his astronomical work, Tim commissioned a series of visual projections that will run simultaneously with the concert. He collaborated with Deborah Johnson (aka CandyStations), an interdisciplinary artist and designer who has created projections for Sufjan Stevens, Sofi Tukker, St Vincent, Kronos Quartet, and Wilco.

The Esoterics will be treating our audience to the Pacific Northwest premiere of Helios with these new projections. Please join us!

Concert: Winter 2022 Concert: Adult Choirs — In the Spirit of Gratitude
Saturday, December 3, 2022Dec 3, 2022, 3:00pm at First Congregational Church, , 
Tickets: $20 Adults / $10 Children, Students, Seniors / Pay-What-You-Will

Featuring Con Brio and Concord, the two adult choirs of Columbia Choirs, this concert will explore the theme of Gratitude with works ranging from A La Media Noche, a traditional Puerto Rican song arranged by Joan Szymko, to Domine Fili Unigenite by Antonia Vivaldi. This concert will also feature a combined performance of George Chung's choral setting of "North", a contemporary song written by indie rock band Sleeping at Last.

Concert: Winter Concerts
Friday, December 2, 2022Dec 2, 2022, 7:00pm at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
Awake the Harp - Mozart
Alleluia - R. Manuel
The Heavens Are Telling - Hadyn
Stars I Shall Find - Dickau
Rejoice and Be Merry - J. Rutter
This Little Babe - Britten
Ding Dong Merrily On High - Wilberg
Silent Night - Forrest

December 5–11, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Begin — And so we begin…with one foot planted on firm ground, we step into the new.
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 11:00am at Trinity Lutheran Church, , 
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 2022, 2:00pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: $25- Adults, $20-Seniors/Students, $15-Alumni

Our December concert celebrates beginnings: the birth of a baby, first steps on a journey, or tiny shoots hidden in the snow. Beginnings are filled with hope, with excitement, and maybe even a bit of trepidation. Seattle Children’s Chorus embraces the beginnings with curiosity to learn more and with vigor to face challenges. 11am-Younger Concert, 2pm-Youth Concert

Concert: Behold the Star — Holiday Choral Concert
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 3:00pm at Bastyr University Chapel, , 
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 7:30pm at Bastyr University Chapel, , 
Tickets: Tickets from $21-38; students free with ID, PYWC option available

Behold the Star is the holiday concert of our New American Composers series, featuring composer Shruthi Rajasekar. Composer and vocalist Rajasekar explores identity, community, and joy.

Concert: A Choral Christmas Carol
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 2022, 3:00pm at Faith United Methodist, , 
Tickets: $20-adults; $15-student/senior/veteran; $45-families

Our poignant adaptation of Charles Dickens beloved classic A Christmas Carol, for chorus and readers theater, is back! Encounter the true spirit of Christmas in this timeless tale of redemption and joy: with David Ketter and John Deveney returning once more as the Narrator and Scrooge.

Concert: Christmas Mystical & Magical
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 3:00pm at University of Puget Sound, Kilworth Memorial Chapel, , 
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 7:00pm at University of Puget Sound, Kilworth Memorial Chapel, , 
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 youth

Ring in the holiday season with Spectrum Choral Academy! Experience the beauty and joy of 65 youth voices joined together in song at our "Christmas Mystical & Magical" concert. Featuring all Spectrum Choral Academy singers ages 5-21 singing traditional classics and popular holiday favorites! Instrumentalists, choreography, select soloists, holiday stories and poetry, and audience sing-alongs will inspire and delight the heart. The performance concludes with "Silent Night" sung by candlelight.

Concert tickets $15 Adults / $10 Youth. Festival Seating. Available online or at the door.

Concert: ChristmasSounds
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 2:00pm at Highline Performing Art Center, , 
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 2022, 2:00pm at Highline Performing Art Center, , 
Tickets: Adults $20 · 17 & under free with adult

Annual Christmas concert collaboration between our two adult choirs.

Concert: Evergreen Holidays — Music of the Season
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 7:00pm at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, , 
Tickets: Adults $20 Children 12 &under $15

The Lake Washington Singers invite you to celebrate the holidays with a festive evening of seasonal music, including special guest performance by the Redmond High School Concert Choir. During intermission, enjoy cookies, punch or coffee, and a chance to win one of two wonderful baskets of happy holiday goodies. Get your tickets today and join us for a jolly good night of music!

Concert: Family Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 3:00pm at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, , 
Tickets: General admission - $15; Senior, student (18 & over) , teacher, military - $10; Child - free,

The Family Holiday Concert is a shorter (approximately one hour long) concert, comprised of selections from the same repertoire as the full-length Peace and Joy concert, appropriate for all ages.

Concert: A Festival of Lessons & Carols — A Northwest Holiday Tradition of nine holiday readings and carols
Friday, December 9, 2022Dec 9, 2022, 7:30pm at Our Lady of the Lake Church, , 
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 7:30pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, , 
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 2022, 7:00pm at Holy Rosary Church, , 
Tickets: TBA

The Northwest Boychoir celebrates its 44th annual presentation of A Festival of Lessons & Carols this December. These holiday concerts showcase the 80-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.

Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols is a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This 90-minute classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by traditional carols performed by the choir.

Children five years of age and older are welcome at all performances with a purchased ticket. Out of respect to all patrons, please no babes in arms.

Concert: Follow the Star - The Ballad of the Brown King — Annual Cathedral Christmas 2022
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 8:00pm at St. Mark's Cathedral, , 
Tickets: $25 (general), $20 (senior), $5 (student). Child 6-11 n/c At the door: $30 (general), $24 (senior).

“Of the three wise men
Who followed the star,
One was a brown king
From afar.”

Langston Hughes

This special annual holiday event will amplify messages of diversity and hope for
this festive season. The Ballad of the Brown King, a Christmas cantata composed
by Margaret Bonds, in collaboration with poet Langston Hughes, will be
performed in Seattle for the first time. Written in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr,
Bonds’ nine-movement choral work focuses on Balthazar, the “Brown King” of
the Three Kings, who traveled to Bethlehem to witness the nativity scene.
Seasonal works composed and arranged by musicians of color round out this
family holiday tradition. As always, a candlelit rendition of Silent Night concludes
the concert.

Pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m. with SCC Director Freddie Coleman

Concert: Good Tidings: A Global Celebration — Songs for the Season of Peace and Joy
Friday, December 9, 2022Dec 9, 2022, 7:30pm at Magnolia United Church of Christ, , 
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 2022, 2:00pm at Magnolia United Church of Christ, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

Magnolia Chorale invites you to join us for our December concert series, "Good Tidings–A Global Celebration." Our new music director Joseph To has created a lush repertoire that celebrates love, laughter, and togetherness in the songs of many cultures—from the African Noel, to songs for Hanukkah, to medieval carols, and more. The program will feature a string quartet. We are also honoring the people of Ukraine with three pieces that create a vision of stars amidst the snow. ​

Concert: Happy Holidays 2022 — December Celebrations
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 7:00pm at Church of the Holy Cross, , 
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 2022, 2:00pm at Church of the Holy Cross, , 
Tickets: Adults - $20; Students & Seniors - $15; Kids 10 and younger - $10

Redmond Chorale presents their 2022 Holiday season with carols of Western & Eastern Europe as well as some contemporary favorites.

Concert: Holiday Falala-liday! — Seattle
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 2:00pm at Benaroya Hall, , 
Tickets: $39 - $99

Seattle’s holiday tradition is back with glitter, lights and carols! Deck the Halls with more fa-la-la than ever. Come out for nostalgia, hilarity, a Christmas Conga and an unforgettable sing-along.

Concert: Let Your Heart Be Light — A Benefit Concert for Lowell Elementary
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 5:00pm at Volunteer Park Seventh Day Adventist Church, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

Seattle Girls Choir is partnering with our Volunteer Park SDA Church to hold a fundraising concert for the students of Lowell Elementary, our neighborhood public school just a few blocks away from the choir center. Lowell Elementary serves a high population of housing insecure students, and tries to provide the services these students need within a very limited budget. The goal of this fundraiser will be to hold a festive and fun holiday concert featuring Dolcine, Prime Voci, and Sorella, while also raising awareness for the needs of this school and its students. Community members are invited to attend the concert free of charge, with the opportunity to make a donation towards Lowell during or after the event.

Concert: Making Spirits Bright
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 2022, 3:00pm at New Hope Presbyterian Church, , 
Tickets: Free Admission, donations requested. Please reserve seats in advance.

Six RYC ensembles perform accompanied by professional instrumentalists. RYC's eclectic repertoire of traditional and contemporary styles promises a 'TLC' -Tear, Laugh, Chill Bump) holiday experience.

Bring the whole family to join in the audience sing-a-longs and holiday fun. Enjoy great musical variety from medieval to contemporary selections from many cultures sung by these dynamic singers under the direction of an award-winning staff of experienced choral directors.

These groups perform separately and in different combinations that keep audiences engaged from start to finish: Primo Voce, grades 2-4, directed by Brittney Clegg and Brad Wills; Bella Voce, grades 5-6, directed by RYC Founder and Artistic Director, Leora Schwitters; Colla Voce, grades 6-8, directed by Jackie Grant; Consonare, grades 9-12, directed by Brian Hoskins.

Applications are being accepted now to join in January at RainierYouthChoirs.org

Concert: Messiah — George Frederic Handel’s Messiah
Friday, December 9, 2022Dec 9, 2022, 7:00pm at Mt. Baker Theater, , 
Tickets: All seats reserved, $22.50

Join us in celebration of our 50th anniversary, 50 Seasons of Song!

Opening our 2022–2023 season of live concerts, Whatcom Chorale and Sinfonia return to the Mt. Baker Theatre with a powerful and uplifting presentation of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah! Messiah stands as a pinnacle of choral composition, overshadowing virtually everything else the baroque master wrote during his fifty-year career. Beginning with its Dublin debut in 1742, critics rhapsodized over the oratorio’s captivating effect on the listener. As reported in The Dublin Journal: “Words are wanting to express the exquisite Delight [Messiah] afforded to the admiring crowded Audience. The Sublime, the Grand, and the Tender, adapted to the most elevated, majestic and moving Words, conspired to transport and charm the ravished Heart and Ear.” The reviewer’s enthusiastic praise still rings true, for in 280 years of presentations by all manner of ensembles, grandiose, intimate, professional, and improvised, this glorious work has retained its popularity and quite possibly ranks as the most performed piece of classical music in history.

For our Friday evening concert, we are joined by soloists Serena Eduljee, soprano; Sherrie Kahn, mezzo soprano; Jason Parker, tenor; and Michael Drumheller, bass. Soloists Eduljee and Drumheller, both favorites in the Pacific Northwest opera and classical music scenes, will be remembered for their incomparable performances in our 2019 presentation of Messiah. We are especially proud to feature two of our own Chorale singers, Kahn and Parker, as soloists in this concert. Both are well known to local audiences, Kahn as a frequent soloist with Whatcom Chorale and for her benefit recitals, and Parker as co-director of the Summer Musical Institute for all Bellingham High Schools, presenting “Mamma Mia,” and soloist in the Chorale’s presentation of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy in May 2022. Whatcom Chorale Sinfonia members, a talented and dedicated group of regional instrumentalists joining us for this concert, round out this not-to-be-missed event.

Concert: Northwest Chorale Presents Handel's Messiah
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 7:00pm at First Free Methodist Church, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

The Northwest Chorale, directed by Lynn Hall, will perform Handel's "Messiah" on December 3, 6:00 pm at Eastside Church in Bothell and December 10, 7:00 pm at First Free Methodist Church, Seattle. The Chorale will be joined by professional soloists and orchestra.

Admission is complimentary; free will offering will be taken, with all proceeds to be donated to food banks in our region. December 3 performance may be shortened to accommodate the church's schedule.

Join us to celebrate this beloved holiday tradition and support local food banks.

Concert: Of a Rose — Opus 7's 2nd concert of our 30th anniversary Year of Celebration - music for Advent & Christmas
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 8:00pm at St. James Cathedral, , 
Tickets: Preferred Seating: $40 in advance; General: $25/advance, $30/door; Seniors: $20/advance,$24/door

Opus 7 is delighted to present our second concert of our 30th-anniversary Year of Celebration - music for Advent and Christmas with harp, handbells, choir & soloists - December 10th at St. James Cathedral.

Celebrate the Joy and Mystery of the season at Seattle's most iconic sacred space.

MAGNIFICAT -
a sparkling work for soprano soloist, solo treble trio, and mixed choir by Belgian composer Rudi Tas

HYMN TO THE THEOTOKOS -
world premiere of this Orthodox hymn setting by Los Angeles-based composer Michael Paraskevas

Music for harp and choir, including
The First Miracle from This Night by John Muehleisen
Two works for choir and harp by Bern Herbolsheimer

More Advent and Christmas music by Herbert Howells, Morton Lauridsen, John Tavener, Steven Martland, and Zolton Kodaly

Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble
Loren Pontén, founder & artistic director
Clarice Alfonso, soprano
Alison Austin, harp

Saturday, December 10th 8:00 p.m.
St. James Cathedral
804 Ninth Ave, Seattle

Note regarding the covid protocol:

Proof of vaccination is no longer required for Opus 7 events. The CDC and King County Public Health continue to strongly recommend you wear a mask at large indoor events. While not required, we encourage all concert attendees to wear masks while community spread continues. We ask that all audience members be respectful of each other's choices. This policy is subject to change following local health and CDC guidelines.

Concert: On Earth, Peace!
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 7:30pm at Vashon Center for the Arts, , 
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 2022, 3:00pm at Vashon Center for the Arts, , 
Tickets: $20 General, $18 Senior, $15 VCA Member, Youth FREE

This Christmas, the Vashon Island Chorale celebrates the 150th birthday of the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. His Fantasia on Christmas Carols has been a favorite for over a century, and his less-well-known Benedicite provides suitable panache. Amid shorter, seasonally appropriate Vaughan Williams works, we’ll also present music by his two dear friends, Gustav Holst and Gerald Finzi, including the latter’s Christmas scene, In terra pax. The Chorale will be joined by a string orchestra of local players plus soloists Jennifer and Andrew Krikawa.

Concert: Peace and Joy
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 7:00pm at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, , 
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 2022, 3:00pm at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, , 
Tickets: General admission $26; senior $24; student, teacher, military $15; children Free, with tickett

The Bainbridge Chorale presents Peace and Joy, featuring works by a variety of composers and styles spanning the centuries, from the Renaissance to the 21st century, culminating in the world premiere performance of a new work by the Chorale’s Artistic Director Michael Austin Miller.

Concert: Peace on Earth — Music for the Season and Soul
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 7:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, , 
Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 student/seniors

"Peace On Earth" is exactly the concert your spirit needs. Included in the evening performance is the premier of our commissioned work, "Voices Still Can Rise," with text inspired by members of the chorus during the recent dark months of the early pandemic. Choosing to be light, and choosing to sing light in even the darkest of times, is why we exist. Join us on December 10th and allow us to sing for you. ASL interpretation services provided by The Language Exchange. Parking is available at the First Presbyterian Church lot at the corner of Garden and East Laurel streets. Overflow parking is in the Central Lutheran Church lot at the corner of North Forest and East Laurel streets. Masks are optional but encouraged. Singers are all vaccinated and will be tested for COVID within 24 hours of the concert.

Concert: A Season of Peace — Olympia Youth Chorus choirs in concert
Monday, December 5, 2022Dec 5, 2022, 6:30pm at First United Methodist Church, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

Olympia Youth Chorus proudly presents, "A Season of Peace" featuring the music of our Dolce, Bel Canto, Coro Voce and Cantabile ensembles performing seasonal favorites and music with a message of peace. Admission is free with donations accepted for a designated local nonprofit organization.

Concert: Spirit of the Season — Celebrate the Joy of the Holidays!
Friday, December 9, 2022Dec 9, 2022, 7:30pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: Adult $25, Youth (ages 12 and under) $15

Join the Northwest Firelight Chorale as we delight in the wonder of this special time of year! Our festive program of seasonal favorites and contemporary holiday gems reflects the magic made by celebrating time-honored traditions and creating new ones with friends and family. We can’t wait to share the spirit of the season with you as we present songs bursting with emotion, gorgeous melodies, and the signature Firelighter choralography you know and love!

Concert: THEN — We were...
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 7:30pm at Online Event (Link in description)
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 7:30pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: General Admission: $25+fees, Seniors/Singers $20+fees, Youth 5-18 Free, Pay-What-You-Can available

After 17 years of leadership, our Music Director Mark Kloepper will conduct his final season with the Northwest Chamber Chorus. This December, we’ll take a look over our shoulder at our traditions, our families, our memories. In our music and in our community, where have we been? Who has taught us? What families have nurtured us? Where have we drawn inspiration?

Featured composers will include Melanie DeMore, Eleanor Daley, Susan LaBarr, Randall Thompson, Benjamin Britten, Eric Whitacre, Claudio Monteverdi, Jake Runestad, and George Shearing.

12/4 Livestream: https://youtu.be/0kqH7daRSL0
12/10 Livestream: https://youtu.be/SIGsifPDreI

Concert: Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 7:00pm at Calvary Presbyterian Church, , 
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 2022, 2:30pm at Calvary Presbyterian Church, , 
Tickets: $15 General Admission; Free 12 and under; Pre-sale $15

Holiday fun for the whole family! A 45 year old community choir, the Cascade Foothills Chorale, is grateful and excited to connect to the community with a festive, live choral concert this year.

Concert: We're Back For The Holidays!
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 2022, 2:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: Adults: $20; students or seniors: $10; children under ten: free.

We're so glad to be back in person for our holiday concert this year. Please join us as we present our all-voices holiday concert, "We're Back for the Holidays!"

Also featuring: Sound Harmony Chorus, Ballard High School Chamber Choir, Ballard High School Tenor/Bass Ensemble, Quartets

Concert: Winter 2022 Concert: Children's Choirs — In the Spirit of Gratitude
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 12:30pm at Juanita High School Performing Arts Center , Kirkland, WA 98034, , 
Tickets: $20 Adults / $10 Children, Students, Seniors / Pay-What-You-Will

Featuring the four youngest ensembles of Columbia Choirs - Prima, Melodia, Harmonia, and Ragazzi - this concert will celebrate the spirit of Gratitude through performance of a wide variety of pieces including The Moon by Andy Beck, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers by Greg Gilpin, and Sesere Eeye, a traditional song and dance from the Torres Strait Islands.

Concert: Winter 2022 Concert: Youth Choirs — In the Spirit of Gratitude
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 2022, 4:00pm at Juanita High School Performing Arts Center , Kirkland, WA 98034, , 
Tickets: $20 Adults / $10 Children, Students, Seniors / Pay-What-You-Will

Featuring the three youth ensembles of Columbia Choirs - Lyrica, Bel Canto, and Cantabile - this concert will explore a multitude of interpretations of Gratitude through choral works such as Goodnight Moon by Eric Whitacre, Canto de Pilón by Cristian Grases, and more.

Concert: Winter Concerts
Friday, December 9, 2022Dec 9, 2022, 7:00pm at Puyallup United Methodist Church, , 
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 2022, 2:00pm at St. Patrick's Church, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
Awake the Harp - Mozart
Alleluia - R. Manuel
The Heavens Are Telling - Hadyn
Stars I Shall Find - Dickau
Rejoice and Be Merry - J. Rutter
This Little Babe - Britten
Ding Dong Merrily On High - Wilberg
Silent Night - Forrest

Concert: Wintersong
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 2022, 2:00pm at Town Hall Seattle, , 
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 2022, 5:00pm at Town Hall Seattle, , 
Tickets: $20.00 General Admission

Join Northwest Girlchoir singers and several new artistic staff members as we celebrate songs of the winter season. Featured are historical songs from French composer Claude Debussy and anonymous manuscripts from 14th century Spain and 15th century England; songs from folk traditions in Puerto Rico, England, and early American shape note singing communities; traditional Chanukah songs, including an arrangement by long-time NWGC friend Valerie Shields; and contemporary and traditional Christmas favorites.

We are thrilled to announce the return of the audience singalong during these concerts, so masks will be required of all concertgoers.

December 12–18, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Behold the Star — Holiday Choral Concert
Saturday, December 17, 2022Dec 17, 2022, 7:30pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, , 
Tickets: Tickets from $21-38; students free with ID, PYWC option available

Behold the Star is the holiday concert of our New American Composers series, featuring composer Shruthi Rajasekar. Composer and vocalist Rajasekar explores identity, community, and joy.

Concert: Behold the Stars — with special guest DUNAVA Balkan women's choir
Saturday, December 17, 2022Dec 17, 2022, 7:30pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 
Sunday, December 18, 2022Dec 18, 2022, 3:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: $20

All Christmas traditions begin with the Star of Bethlehem and the journey of the 3 Magi.  This year, the wonder of that Star and the entire starry firmament are made more awe-inspiring by the images from the James Webb Space Telescope.  From earliest times, we humans have gazed upward, seeing mythic beasts and Gods in the stars.  Now, seeing images dating back nearly 13 billion years, we singers are newly inspired to behold not just the Star of Bethlehem but all the stars in the universe.  We will be singing works by Gospel director Kent Stevenson, William Dawson and Randall Thompson which paint the starry skies with diverse musical styles.  In addition, we will present Fred West’s Balkan inspired Christmas Cantata — described by music critics as “imaginative and spirit-filled” — scored for chorus, timpani and strings. We are privileged to be joined by the incomparable DUNAVA Women’s Choir, led by Dina Trageser.  Dunava performs the intricate harmonies of traditional Eastern European folk songs with passion and authenticity.  Please join us this holiday season as we bring you a message of hope through our songs evoking the eternity of the firmament.

Concert: Blessings in Bethlehem
Monday, December 12, 2022Dec 12, 2022, 7:30pm at Benaroya Hall, , 
Tickets: $25, $35, $45

Ensign Symphony & Chorus invites you to our Christmas concert, Blessings in Bethlehem. Featuring Christmas favorites, this will be a musical celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, complete with audience participation. This is sure to be a favorite and we hope it becomes an annual tradition for you and your family.

Concert: Carmina Angelorum: Songs of the Angels
Friday, December 16, 2022Dec 16, 2022, 7:30pm at Holy Rosary Church, , 
Tickets: $20 General Admission, Discounts for Seniors and Students

We invite you for an elegant and captivating concert celebrating the holiday season.

Listen as Seattle Girls Choir expertly performs Benjamin Britten’s stunning choral masterpiece, A Ceremony of Carols, for harp and treble voices. You'll also be treated to some familiar (and perhaps some not as familiar) carols that are sure to provide space for reflection and hope as we make our way through the darkest nights of the winter.

Featuring Prime Voci of Seattle Girls Choir and Juliet Stratton on harp.

Concert: A Festival of Lessons & Carols — A Northwest Holiday Tradition of nine holiday readings and carols
Friday, December 16, 2022Dec 16, 2022, 7:30pm at St. Mark's Cathedral, , 
Saturday, December 17, 2022Dec 17, 2022, 7:30pm at St. Mark's Cathedral, , 
Sunday, December 18, 2022Dec 18, 2022, 7:00pm at Holy Rosary Church, , 
Tickets: TBA

The Northwest Boychoir celebrates its 44th annual presentation of A Festival of Lessons & Carols this December. These holiday concerts showcase the 80-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.

Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols is a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This 90-minute classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by traditional carols performed by the choir.

Children five years of age and older are welcome at all performances with a purchased ticket. Out of respect to all patrons, please no babes in arms.

Concert: A Gift of Song — SGC's Annual All-Choir Holiday Performance
Saturday, December 17, 2022Dec 17, 2022, 1:00pm at Town Hall Seattle, , 
Tickets: $20 Admission

Celebrate the joy of the season with Seattle Girls Choir as they share A Gift of Song. SGC will ring in the season with a variety of winter songs for treble voices featuring all seven of its auditioned choir levels. Along with familiar tunes, you’ll be introduced to some new songs that are sure to become holiday classics. Join us as we fill Town Hal with a lovely selection of holiday music sure to delight everyone!

Concert: Handel's Messiah
Saturday, December 17, 2022Dec 17, 2022, 2:30pm at First Free Methodist Church, , 
Sunday, December 18, 2022Dec 18, 2022, 2:30pm at Bastyr University Chapel, , 
Tickets: $25 General; $10 Concession; Free for students and youth

Harmonia’s signature piece, we once again present our raucous rendition of this beloved masterwork. With the spirited interplay of our two double harpsichords, our commitment to singing and playing every single note of the score, and a number of special interpolations and traditions, you haven’t experienced Messiah until you’ve heard Harmonia perform it.

Concert: Heralding Christmas 2022
Saturday, December 17, 2022Dec 17, 2022, 7:30pm at McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center, , 
Sunday, December 18, 2022Dec 18, 2022, 2:00pm at McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center, , 
Tickets: Reserved seating $20 - $30 -- Seniors, students, military & groups $18

After our joyful return to McIntyre Hall for our 2022 spring concert, we’re excited to have our first Christmas concert with a live audience since 2019. We’ll revisit some of our Christmas favorites and yours, too, and bring back the audience sing-alongs, including our long tradition of singing “Peace, Peace” to close our concert.

Concert: Holiday Falala-liday! — Everett
Saturday, December 17, 2022Dec 17, 2022, 7:00pm at Everett Civic Auditorium, , 
Tickets: $29 - $69

Seattle’s holiday tradition is back with glitter, lights and carols! Deck the Halls with more fa-la-la than ever. Come out for nostalgia, hilarity, a Christmas Conga and an unforgettable sing-along.

Concert: Hope for the Holidays — Songs of Light and Celebrations
Saturday, December 17, 2022Dec 17, 2022, 3:00pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: $25-$15

Join Sno-King Community Chorale as it presents music perfect for the holidays. Prepare to hear beautiful contemporary arrangements of some of our favorite Holiday melodies like: "The First Nowell", "O Little Town of Bethlehem", "Do You Hear What I Hear" and more. In addition to these delightful tunes there will be songs that remind us that light conquers the darkness, including our very own commissioned piece, "The Light of Future Things", the result of Zoom sessions where our choir members submitted their thoughts, feelings, and poetry to our lyricist and composer, a bright star aimed at the pandemic's dark shadow. SKCC now presents that uplifting work of art to our audiences during our night of Hope for the Holidays.

The Chorale will be accompanied by Ms. Debra DeMiero, an adjunct professor at Edmonds College and highly regarded pianist throughout the area, and other instrumentalists, featuring Luis Nenninger on violin.

$20 General admission
$18 Senior/Student I.D.
Under 13: Free

Concert: Illuminations: Holiday Music from the Americas
Sunday, December 18, 2022Dec 18, 2022, 3:00pm at Christ Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: $20/$18/Under 13: Free

Illuminations: Holiday Music from the Americas showcases composers, texts, or melodies with ties to the Americas. Each piece is selected by our Artistic Director, Kyle Haugen, to provide tidings of comfort, hope, and inspiration this season. Highlights include Canadian composer Sarah Quartel’s stunning treatment of a medieval English carol, This Endris Night; composer Roland Carter’s masterful settings of Mary Had a Baby and Go, Tell It on the Mountain; and the beloved A la Nanita Nana and ¡Fum, Fum, Fum! from Conrad Susa’s acclaimed collection of Hispanic carols. We are delighted to introduce you to local author Paul Hoffman’s poignant Night of Wonder set to music by Karen Black, and our concert’s theme finds special meaning in I Will Light Candles this Christmas, with poetry by American civil rights leader Howard Thurman and music by Norwegian composer Kim André Arnesen.

$20 General admission
$18 Senior/Student I.D.
Under 13: Free

Concert: Julekonsert — with Everett Norwegian Male Chorus and Northwest Edvard Grieg Society
Saturday, December 17, 2022Dec 17, 2022, 7:30pm at Ballard First Lutheran Church, , 
Sunday, December 18, 2022Dec 18, 2022, 3:00pm at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: $15/$10/free

Seattle Mannskor, with members of Everett Norwegian Male Chorus and featured guests Laura Loge and Steven Luksan of the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society, present an evening of holiday music.

Concert: Northwest Solstice — A Choral Arts Wintertide Concert
Saturday, December 17, 2022Dec 17, 2022, 7:30pm at Plymouth Congregational Church, , 
Sunday, December 18, 2022Dec 18, 2022, 3:00pm at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

During the blue nights of winter, Choral Arts Northwest presents music that captures the magic of this season,
warming our spirits with music that invokes imagery of night and light, feelings of joy and peace. Music includes a rich
variety of cultural traditions, marking solstice, the beginning of the Festival of Lights, and Las Posadas, with music
from Mexico, Argentina, and Venezuela. This concert features Reena Esmail’s new work, The Winter Breviary, which
traces a journey through the solstice and combines new texts by Rebecca Gayle Howell with Hindustani raags for the
night and morning light hours. Music by Northwest composers Emily Lau, Andrew Jacobson, and Katerina Gimon
capture a spirit of wonder, and interludes for piano and oboe seamlessly weave together this concert experience.

Concert: Spirit of the Season — Celebrate the Joy of the Holidays!
Friday, December 16, 2022Dec 16, 2022, 7:30pm at University Congregational United Church of Christ, , 
Saturday, December 17, 2022Dec 17, 2022, 7:30pm at University Congregational United Church of Christ, , 
Tickets: Adult $25, Youth (ages 12 and under) $15

Join the Northwest Firelight Chorale as we delight in the wonder of this special time of year! Our festive program of seasonal favorites and contemporary holiday gems reflects the magic made by celebrating time-honored traditions and creating new ones with friends and family. We can’t wait to share the spirit of the season with you as we present songs bursting with emotion, gorgeous melodies, and the signature Firelighter choralography you know and love!

Concert: Welcome Christmas! — The Bellevue Chapter, BHS proudly presents, "Welcome Christmas!"
Sunday, December 18, 2022Dec 18, 2022, 2:00pm at Kirkland Performance Center, , 
Tickets: $25 - $50

Come enjoy the holiday season with the Northwest Sound Men's Chorus and Northwest Mix and our quartets!

We invite you and your family to an evening of non-secular and secular holiday music.

Concert: WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED — American Shaker and Shapenote Christmas Carols
Saturday, December 17, 2022Dec 17, 2022, 7:00pm at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: General: $30 Senior: $25 Student: $20

Ring in the holidays with a spirited performance of early American music from Appalachia and New England. Powerful, rousing shapenote tunes and lively Shaker songs bring the cheer of Christmas to life. These uniquely American music traditions are part of a vibrant cultural heritage, passed down through oral traditions, singing schools, and community practice. Shaker and shapenote music beautifully showcase the simple power of communal singing – in fact, the most common shapenote book, the Sacred Harp, is named after that sacred musical instrument given to us at birth: the human voice. Join Radiance for this festive, joyful celebration!

PROGRAM

Jeremiah Ingalls: Redemption

Joseph Stephenson: Anthem from Luke

Frederick William Evans - Sweetest Music Softly Stealing

William Walker - The Babe of Bethlehem

Sister Patsy Roberts Williamson - Pretty Home

Eldress Paulina Bryant - This is Jesus' Birthday

John McCurry - Raymond

Himes' - Joys Seven

Timothy Swan - Rainbow

Mt. Lebanon - Give Good Gifts

arr. Kevin Siegfried - Rolling On

arr. Jordan Sramek - Morning Dawn

arr. Jordan Sramek - Bozrah

William Billings - Bethlehem

Concert: A Winter Lullaby
Sunday, December 18, 2022Dec 18, 2022, 3:00pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, , 
Tickets: Adults/$25; Seniors & Students/$20; Groups of 10+/$12 each; Under 12/free. Sold at the door only.

Come celebrate the joy of winter and the holidays with Joyful! Noise at our concert “A Winter Lullaby.” Hear songs by Sara Bareilles, Ola Gjeilo, Coldplay and Marc Cohn, and many more as we reflect on what makes this season so special and fills the heart. We can’t wait to see you there!

December 19–25, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Carmina Angelorum: Songs of the Angels
Tuesday, December 20, 2022Dec 20, 2022, 7:00pm at St. Joseph Parish, , 
Tickets: $20 general admission | $10 Seniors | $5 Students (under 8)

We invite you for an elegant and captivating concert celebrating the holiday season.

Listen as Seattle Girls Choir expertly performs Benjamin Britten’s stunning choral masterpiece, A Ceremony of Carols, for harp and treble voices. You'll also be treated to some familiar (and perhaps some not as familiar) carols that are sure to provide space for reflection and hope as we make our way through the darkest nights of the winter.

Featuring Prime Voci of Seattle Girls Choir and Juliet Stratton on harp.

Concert: A Festival of Lessons & Carols — A Northwest Holiday Tradition of nine holiday readings and carols
Tuesday, December 20, 2022Dec 20, 2022, 7:30pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, , 
Wednesday, December 21, 2022Dec 21, 2022, 7:30pm at Benaroya Hall, , 
Tickets: TBA

The Northwest Boychoir celebrates its 44th annual presentation of A Festival of Lessons & Carols this December. These holiday concerts showcase the 80-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.

Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols is a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region. This 90-minute classical performance consists of nine holiday readings, each followed by traditional carols performed by the choir.

Children five years of age and older are welcome at all performances with a purchased ticket. Out of respect to all patrons, please no babes in arms.

Concert: Holiday Falala-liday! — Seattle
Thursday, December 22, 2022Dec 22, 2022, 7:30pm at Benaroya Hall, , 
Friday, December 23, 2022Dec 23, 2022, 7:30pm at Benaroya Hall, , 
Tickets: $39 - $99

Seattle’s holiday tradition is back with glitter, lights and carols! Deck the Halls with more fa-la-la than ever. Come out for nostalgia, hilarity, a Christmas Conga and an unforgettable sing-along.

Concert: Holiday Falala-liday! — 60-minute holiday spectacular, for the kid in all of us!
Friday, December 23, 2022Dec 23, 2022, 2:00pm at Benaroya Hall, , 
Tickets: $10 - $20

For the kid in us all!

*GA seating, 60 minute holiday spectacular for children of all ages! Enjoy a one-time only, dance centered performance with an extended sing-along.

Seattle’s holiday tradition is back with glitter, lights and carols! Deck the Halls with more fa-la-la than ever. Come out for nostalgia, hilarity, a Christmas Conga and an unforgettable sing-along.

Concert: A Winter Lullaby
Monday, December 19, 2022Dec 19, 2022, 7:30pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, , 
Tickets: Adults/$25; Seniors & Students/$20; Groups of 10+/$12 each; Under 12/free. Sold at the door only.

Come celebrate the joy of winter and the holidays with Joyful! Noise at our concert “A Winter Lullaby.” Hear songs by Sara Bareilles, Ola Gjeilo, Coldplay and Marc Cohn, and many more as we reflect on what makes this season so special and fills the heart. We can’t wait to see you there!

Audition: Auditions for Singers — The Seattle Choral Company is auditioning new members in December and January.
Monday, December 19, 2022Dec 19, 2022, 12:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 

During this holiday season, the Seattle Choral Company will be taking appointments for auditions. Singers of all categories are welcome to apply, but tenors and basses are especially encouraged. Our upcoming concerts in 2023 will include choral works by John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, Morten Lauridsen, Philip Glass, and John Corigliano.

December 26, 2022 – January 1, 2023 (Past)

 

Audition: Auditions for Singers — The Seattle Choral Company is auditioning new members in December and January.
Monday, December 26, 2022Dec 26, 2022, 12:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 

During this holiday season, the Seattle Choral Company will be taking appointments for auditions. Singers of all categories are welcome to apply, but tenors and basses are especially encouraged. Our upcoming concerts in 2023 will include choral works by John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, Morten Lauridsen, Philip Glass, and John Corigliano.

Sing-Along: Handel's "Messiah" Sing-Along/Play-Along
Thursday, December 29, 2022Dec 29, 2022, 6:30pm at St. Catherine of Siena Church, , 
Tickets: Suggested donation $15.00

All singers and instrumentalists are invited to participate in a sing-along/play-along of Handel's "Messiah" in its entirety -- all the choruses, all the recitatives and arias, from the Overture to the Amen Chorus! Proceeds help fund future Northwest Chorale performances to benefit local food banks. Bring your own score if you have one; if you don't, scores will be available for loan. Instrumentalists should contact the director, Lynn Hall, beforehand, at 206-406-2636. Refreshments will be provided.
December 29, 2022, 6:30 pm, at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 814 NE 85th Street, Seattle.

January 2–8, 2023 (Past)

 

Audition: Auditions for Singers — The Seattle Choral Company is auditioning new members in December and January.
Monday, January 2, 2023Jan 2, 2023, 12:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 

During this holiday season, the Seattle Choral Company will be taking appointments for auditions. Singers of all categories are welcome to apply, but tenors and basses are especially encouraged. Our upcoming concerts in 2023 will include choral works by John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, Morten Lauridsen, Philip Glass, and John Corigliano.

Audition: Puget Soundworks Auditions — Come sing with us for our Spring 2023 production!
Wednesday, January 4, 2023Jan 4, 2023, 4:00pm at Online Event (Link in description)
Saturday, January 7, 2023Jan 7, 2023, 2:00pm at First Covenant Church, , 

Auditions for our Spring 2023 concert happen in early January. Register for your audition on Wed, Jan 4th 4-8pm (virtual) or Sat, Jan 7th 2-5pm (in person at First Covenant Church Seattle). Register for your audition time and read more about the audition process at https://psw.fyi/audition.

Audition: STANCE Auditions — Join Seattle's first choir by and for transgender and nonbinary singers
Wednesday, January 4, 2023Jan 4, 2023, 5:30pm at Rainier Beach Presbyterian Church, , 

We are holding auditions for our first full season on Wednesday, January 4 from 5:30-9 pm at Rainier Beach Presbyterian Church. Please fill out our Audition form to join us.

Anyone over age 18 who self identifies as under the Transgender and/or Nonbinary umbrellas is encouraged to audition. We will not be policing identities or labels in this group. To learn more about auditions, please see our FAQ. https://www.stanceseattle.org/join_us

January 9–15, 2023 (Past)

 

Audition: Auditons for Spring Season
Thursday, January 12, 2023Jan 12, 2023, 6:00pm at 7400 Woodlawn, , 

Do you miss singing? Would you like to get back to experiencing the joy of performing exquisite music for treble voices with an ensemble of awesome singers? Seattle-based Ancora Women’s Choir has several membership slots available for our upcoming spring season that runs from February 9 to June 10. Audition slots are available January 12, 19, and 26 between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Information about Ancora and application materials are available at thttps://www.ancorachoir.org/auditions or contact

Our rehearsal resumes for spring concert. New members are welcome and try out Norwegian Ladies Chorus of Seattle on January 10th at 7:15pm.

BYC welcomes new members to join us during the month of January. We have 4 choir options for youth ages 4 - 18. New singers in grades 3 and up need to complete a one-time vocal placement. Come sing with us!

Other: Rehearsals for Spring Concert Begin
Monday, January 9, 2023Jan 9, 2023, 7:00pm at (Venue To Be Announced)

Rehearsals for our Spring Concert, "Box Office Gold: Songs of Stage and Screen" begin on Monday, January 9, 2023. All rehearsals are on Monday evenings, 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Redmond High School Choir Room. Please join us and join in the singing!

January 16–22, 2023 (Past)

 

Concert: A Byzantine Emperor at King Henry’s Court — Christmas 1400 in London
Friday, January 20, 2023Jan 20, 2023, 7:30pm at St. James Cathedral, , 
Tickets: $33 and up

At Christmastide 1400, King Henry IV of England received at his court Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Emperor Manuel II, who was on a quest through Europe seeking aid against the Ottomans.

Manuel enjoyed lavish entertainment from his English hosts, who were in awe at his devotion to daily services chanted in Greek during his visit.

We celebrate this historic East-West encounter at London’s Eltham Palace—between the singers of the two royal chapels—with a newly researched program in Greek and Latin for Christmas and Epiphany.

Audition: Auditons for Spring Season
Thursday, January 19, 2023Jan 19, 2023, 6:00pm at 7400 Woodlawn, , 

Do you miss singing? Would you like to get back to experiencing the joy of performing exquisite music for treble voices with an ensemble of awesome singers? Seattle-based Ancora Women’s Choir has several membership slots available for our upcoming spring season that runs from February 9 to June 10. Audition slots are available January 12, 19, and 26 between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Information about Ancora and application materials are available at thttps://www.ancorachoir.org/auditions or contact

Audition: Mill Creek Chorale Auditions — Come join the fastest group Adult Community Choir in the Northwest!
Tuesday, January 17, 2023Jan 17, 2023, 6:30pm at Advent Lutheran Church, , 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - Auditions for new membership. Email to set up you time between 6:30pm and 8:30-pm - millcreekchorale@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 1st Rehearsal of our Spring Season

Friday, May 12, 2023 (7pm) and Saturday, May 13, 2023 (3pm) - Annual Spring Concert

June 25-July 6, 2024: 10th Anniversary Season Summer Concert Tour to SPAIN. Singers, Family, and Friends of the MCC are welcome to join us for this amazing tour!

Audition: Tryout for the Northwest Boychoir — The Northwest Boychoir is now scheduling tryouts for boys who like to sing!
Monday, January 16, 2023Jan 16, 2023, 4:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 
Wednesday, January 18, 2023Jan 18, 2023, 4:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 
Thursday, January 19, 2023Jan 19, 2023, 4:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 

"The Northwest Boychoir is now scheduling tryouts for boys who like to sing! Boys ages 6-8 years old are invited to audition and no previous music training is needed. For nearly 50 years, the Northwest Boychoir has helped young people discover the joy of singing, self-discipline and teamwork. The Choir is proud to be an inclusive and equitable organization and is firmly committed to assisting families with financial aid. The Northwest Boychoir is located at the University Heights Center in Seattle and offers the perfect blend of music training and Serious Fun!

Watch our audition video! More Info: https://www.nwchoirs.org/auditions/
or call us at 206-524-3234"

January 23–29, 2023 (Past)

 

Audition: Auditons for Spring Season
Thursday, January 26, 2023Jan 26, 2023, 6:00pm at 7400 Woodlawn, , 

Do you miss singing? Would you like to get back to experiencing the joy of performing exquisite music for treble voices with an ensemble of awesome singers? Seattle-based Ancora Women’s Choir has several membership slots available for our upcoming spring season that runs from February 9 to June 10. Audition slots are available January 12, 19, and 26 between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Information about Ancora and application materials are available at thttps://www.ancorachoir.org/auditions or contact

Audition: Tryout for the Northwest Boychoir — The Northwest Boychoir is now scheduling tryouts for boys who like to sing!
Monday, January 23, 2023Jan 23, 2023, 4:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 
Tuesday, January 24, 2023Jan 24, 2023, 4:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 
Wednesday, January 25, 2023Jan 25, 2023, 4:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 
Thursday, January 26, 2023Jan 26, 2023, 4:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 

"The Northwest Boychoir is now scheduling tryouts for boys who like to sing! Boys ages 6-8 years old are invited to audition and no previous music training is needed. For nearly 50 years, the Northwest Boychoir has helped young people discover the joy of singing, self-discipline and teamwork. The Choir is proud to be an inclusive and equitable organization and is firmly committed to assisting families with financial aid. The Northwest Boychoir is located at the University Heights Center in Seattle and offers the perfect blend of music training and Serious Fun!

Watch our audition video! More Info: https://www.nwchoirs.org/auditions/
or call us at 206-524-3234"

The Greater Seattle Choral Consortium's 2023 annual meeting will be on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at 3 p.m. And for the first time since 2020, our meeting will be IN PERSON at Seattle First Baptist Church. In the interest of accessibility, we'll also offer a Zoom stream option (link sent to all leaders of member choirs). We'll review what happened in 2022 and discuss plans for 2023. We'll also offer breakout sessions with your colleagues to discuss experiences, policies, and strategies. We would love for every member organization to be represented by at least one director, administrator, board member, or singer. Multiple representatives are welcome, but each organization will have only one vote. Individuals present may also represent more than one organization.

Annual Meeting General Agenda (subject to change):
I. Welcome
II. Introduction of the Board
III. State of the Organization
IV. 2023 Budget Presentation
V. Committee Reports: Membership, Technology, Development, Education, Festival, Marketing, Diversity
VI. Board Elections / Introduction of the 2023 Executive Committee
VII. Future plans for GSCC
VIII. Short breakout sessions for colleague catch-up
IX. Adjournment

Other: Opening Rehearsal — Kicking off our Spring 2023 Semester
Sunday, January 29, 2023Jan 29, 2023, 7:00pm at Magnolia United Church of Christ, , 
Tickets: Free

Magnolia Chorale kicks off its Spring 2023 semester and invites new singers to try us out. We are seeking singers with previous chorale experience. Knowledge of basic music reading is preferred, and we will provide opportunities to strengthen your skills. We welcome BIPOC singers and tenors and basses. Student scholarships available.

January 30 – February 5, 2023

 

Concert: Concord & Discord
Saturday, February 4, 2023Feb 4, 7:30pm at First Free Methodist Church, , 
Tickets: $25 General; $10 Concession; Free for youth and students

BRISTOW When Music Sounds [world premiere]
KECHLEY Hard Times: Antiphonal Conversations [world premiere]
BACH Magnificat in D major, BWV 243

“When music sounds, gone is the earth I know, and all her lovely things even lovelier grow.” That line from the poet Walter de la Mare forms the core notion of Sheila Bristow’s new work, which celebrates the many gifts music bestows upon us. Another of our lockdown-era commissions, this piece was written in the hope of a return to the very art form that brings us all together.

Bob Kechley’s Hard Times, also a pandemic project, explores some of the darker sides of living in a time of turmoil: disagreement, conflict, and acrimony. But in the end, this work — a “concerto” scored for a unique lineup of two harpsichords and three chamber ensembles — seeks reconciliation and enlightenment.

Bach’s Magnificat is a perennial favorite, one of the major delights of the Baroque repertoire. The shortest of Bach’s major choral works, the Magnificat displays just how much variety can fit into a small package.

Concert: Get the Party Started! — 20th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, February 4, 2023Feb 4, 2:00pm at Town Hall Seattle, , 
Saturday, February 4, 2023Feb 4, 7:00pm at Town Hall Seattle, , 
Tickets: $19 - $69

It’s Seattle Women’s Chorus’ 20th Birthday! Come out and Get the Party Started with songs from Lesley Gore and Pink and inspiring music from Nina Simone and Lizzo! Our anniversary show includes tunes from female-identified composers that celebrate where we’ve been and where we’re going.

Concert: Rediscovering Joy! — In performance after a very long wait...
Sunday, February 5, 2023Feb 5, 2:30pm at Ballard First Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: Free

The Market Street Singers is finally back to perform for their friends and families, with a diverse program of our usual old, new, and eclectic. Although this is a free concert, contributions are gratefully accepted. Our singers will be masked and distanced from each other and the audience. We strongly encourage the audience to mask, as well.

Audition: Tryout for the Northwest Boychoir — The Northwest Boychoir is now scheduling tryouts for boys who like to sing!
Monday, January 30, 2023Jan 30, 2023, 4:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023Jan 31, 4:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023Feb 1, 4:00pm at University Heights Community Center, , 

"The Northwest Boychoir is now scheduling tryouts for boys who like to sing! Boys ages 6-8 years old are invited to audition and no previous music training is needed. For nearly 50 years, the Northwest Boychoir has helped young people discover the joy of singing, self-discipline and teamwork. The Choir is proud to be an inclusive and equitable organization and is firmly committed to assisting families with financial aid. The Northwest Boychoir is located at the University Heights Center in Seattle and offers the perfect blend of music training and Serious Fun!

Watch our audition video! More Info: https://www.nwchoirs.org/auditions/
or call us at 206-524-3234"

February 6–12, 2023

 

Concert: Holst's - The Planets — Performing with Lake Union Civic Orchestra
Saturday, February 11, 2023Feb 11, 7:30pm at First Free Methodist Church, , 
Tickets: https://www.luco.org/tickets.html

Lake Union Civic Orchestra has invited the treble voices of Wellspring Ensemble to join them while they perform Holst's The Planets!

Concert: New Colossus
Saturday, February 11, 2023Feb 11, 7:30pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, , 
Tickets: Tickets from $21-38; students free with ID, PYWC option available

New Colossus is the fourth of our New American Composers concerts, featuring composer Saunder Choi. Some of Choi’s most profound works focus on the experiences of immigrants.

For his Seattle Pro Musica commissioned work, Saunder has chosen to address the issue of gun violence in America.

February 13–19, 2023

 

A KPC Community Choir Concert showcasing the new Kirkland Performance Center education program and in collaboration with the Wintergrass Music Festival.
Tickets are $9

Concert: Transient Glory
Saturday, February 18, 2023Feb 18, 7:00pm at 7400 Woodlawn, , 
Tickets: $25 general admission; $15 senionrs and students; Children unter 12, free

Note: (This concert has been rescheduled from January 28 to February 18) .Drawing from the phrase sic transit gloria mundi (thus passes the glory of the world) Transient Glory explores some of the ways we encounter, experience, and call on beauty and magnificence. In a concert that embraces almost entirely living composers, Ancora sings texts from Gerard Manley Hopkins, Garcia Lorca, and Wendell Berry, as well as works from Sheila Bristow, Stephen Smith, Frank Ticheli, and Christine Donkin. Interleaved into this “new” music is the startling text from the Tenebrae Responses of Thomás Luis de Victoria, “O vos omnes” (O ye people), taken from the first chapter of Jeremiah. We are proud to also offer a world premiere of “All my Songs for You,” on a text by Sarah Teasdale, written for Ancora and Artistic Director J. Scott Kovacs by celebrated Seattle composer Donald M. Skirvin.

February 20–26, 2023

 

Concert: Vox & Friends: Uncorked! — A Musical Cabaret directed by Wendy Bloom
Friday, February 24, 2023Feb 24, 7:00pm at Firehouse Arts & Events Center, , 
Saturday, February 25, 2023Feb 25, 3:00pm at Firehouse Arts & Events Center, , 
Saturday, February 25, 2023Feb 25, 7:00pm at Firehouse Arts & Events Center, , 
Tickets: $35, includes beverage of your choice

Vox & Friends: Uncorked, our annual benefit for Vox Pacifica, is a high-energy evening of lively, provocative, and engaging tunes directed by Wendy Bloom.

This year’s cabaret will include songs by Sondheim, Loesser, Porter, Dolly Parton, local Bellingham, WA musician Linda Allen, and many others performed by our choral ensemble, along with solos, duets, and small group numbers. Admission includes a delicious beverage of your choice. Limited seating for each show – we suggest purchasing tickets for your preferred date early! Hope to see you there!

March 6–12, 2023

 

Concert: The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
Sunday, March 12, 2023Mar 12, 3:00pm at St. Mark's Cathedral, , 
Tickets: Ticket information coming soon!

Choir of the Sound and Thalia Symphony return to Saint Mark’s Cathedral to present Karl Jenkins’ powerful "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace".

Using the structure of the Latin mass and the ancient tune "L’homme armé," Jenkins confronts the horrors of war before demanding a recommitment to peace.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this rarely performed work.

Concert: Motets II — Der Geist hilft / Komm, Jesu, komm / Lobet den Herrn
Sunday, March 12, 2023Mar 12, 7:30pm at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: Donation

We are excited to bring to you this innovative collaboration with the shadow-puppet troupe Paper Puppet Opera. Their imaginative, narrative performances will be accompanied by Bach’s “Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf,” BWV 226, “Komm, Jesu, komm,” BWV 229, and “Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden,” BWV 230. Modern, Baroque-influenced works by Bryars, Nystedt, Sixten, and others will also be featured.

Concert: Northwest Gems
Saturday, March 11, 2023Mar 11, 7:30pm at First Congregational Church, , 
Sunday, March 12, 2023Mar 12, 3:00pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: $20 Adult, $15 Senior/Singer/Teacher, $10 Student, $5 Child (under 12)

Unearth a treasure trove of choral music, sourced right here in the Pacific Northwest! Our program features a wealth of talented composers, including Giselle Wyers, Morten Lauridsen, John Muehleisen, Karen Thomas, and Joan Szymko. Come laugh at the absurdity of life, enjoy odes to beauty and music, and revel in the stars!

March 13–19, 2023

 

Concert: And All Shall be Well — A farewell performance of our director
Saturday, March 18, 2023Mar 18, 7:30pm at Mason United Methodist Church, , 
Sunday, March 19, 2023Mar 19, 5:00pm at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, , 
Tickets: Free tickets with donations available through Eventbrite

This concert is the farewell performance for our director of the past fifteen years, Randy Spitzer.

This concert features works by Giselle Wyers and Laurie de Lionne, both accomplished composers and choral directors here the the Pacific Northwest. We will perform "And All Shall Be Well" by Wyers and "Fragile" by de Leonne, both set for choir and chamber orchestra.

On our Friday concert only, we welcome to our program the 2022 Cora Voce School Grant recipient, the South Colby Elementary School Choir, directed by Amanda Partsch.

Concert: NOW — We are...
Sunday, March 19, 2023Mar 19, 3:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: Pay-What-You-Can - Suggested Price: $27 - Youth 5-18: Free

The Northwest Chamber Chorus and The Sound of the Northwest will share the stage this March. Continuing our journey through time, we take stock of where we are currently. What do we cherish, and how do we find strength to keep moving forward? How do we preserve our traditional musical heritage while seeking unity with other cultures?

We will combine our voices for selections by Jester Hairston, Undine Smith Moore, Vanessa Bruce, Raymond Wise, and Cora Jackson. Each choir will also perform their own selections.

Northwest Girlchoir’s 50th Anniversary Season is year of reflection as we honor our past, celebrate our present, and dream about our future – as individuals and as an organization. Reflections features all six choirs singing music that explores who we are and who are becoming. Concert selections include contemporary compositions from Estonia, China, Canada, and the United States; folk music from Scotland and Newfoundland; and historical music from the 16th through 19th centuries.

Concert: Requiem
Sunday, March 19, 2023Mar 19, 3:00pm at Faith United Methodist, , 
Tickets: Adults-$20, at the door $25;Students/Seniors/Veterans-$15, at the door $20; Family-$45

Hear Mozart's beloved masterwork, complete with soloists and string orchestra!

$20, suggested donation

Fundraiser: Ain't Misbehavin' — Naughty and Nice Songs of the 20’s and 30’s
Friday, March 17, 2023Mar 17, 6:30pm at Congregational Church on Mercer Island, , 
Saturday, March 18, 2023Mar 18, 6:30pm at Congregational Church on Mercer Island, , 

Saucy songs from stage and screen – plus the best romantic standards of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Cole Porter. Join the Northwest Firelight Chorale for an evening of musical delights, fabulous costumes, wine bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and more!

March 20–26, 2023

 

Concert: The Fruit of Silence — Featuring John Rutter's Requiem
Saturday, March 25, 2023Mar 25, 8:00pm at St. Mark's Cathedral, , 
Tickets: $25 (general), $20 (senior), $5 (student), child 6-11 n/c. At the door: $30 (general), $24 (senior).

“The fruit of silence is prayer,
The fruit of prayer is faith,
The fruit of faith is service,
The fruit of service is peace.”

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

In March, winter gives way to spring and our mid-season concert features three works on a theme of darkness giving way to light.

Widely recognized by musicians worldwide, John Rutter is beloved for his lush melodies and orchestrations. Rutter’s Requiem is unmistakably optimistic in its message of hope and solace, expressed through uplifting musical themes and beautiful texts in both Latin and English.

Bob Chilcott’s Canticles of Light exudes comfort, and the texts, sung at the service of Compline in the evening and Matins in the morning, ask for God's light to protect us through the night and to allay our fears.

In 2013 Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks set Mother Teresa’s universal prayer of peace to music, creating a hauntingly beautiful atmosphere that has become a staple for choirs around the world.

Pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m. with SCC Director Freddie Coleman

Concert: The Glimmer
Saturday, March 25, 2023Mar 25, 7:30pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, , 
Tickets: Tickets from $21-38; students free with ID, PYWC option available

The Glimmer is the last of our New American Composers concerts, featuring composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate. Tate, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma, and is dedicated to the development of American Indian classical composition.

For his Seattle Pro Musica commissioned work, Jerod is setting the poem The Glimmer by Washington state poet laureate Rena Priest.

Concert: NOW — We are...
Saturday, March 25, 2023Mar 25, 7:30pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: Pay-What-You-Can - Suggested Price: $27 - Youth 5-18: Free

The Northwest Chamber Chorus and The Sound of the Northwest will share the stage this March. Continuing our journey through time, we take stock of where we are currently. What do we cherish, and how do we find strength to keep moving forward? How do we preserve our traditional musical heritage while seeking unity with other cultures?

We will combine our voices for selections by Jester Hairston, Undine Smith Moore, Vanessa Bruce, Raymond Wise, and Cora Jackson. Each choir will also perform their own selections.

Concert: Show Us Your Mercy
Saturday, March 25, 2023Mar 25, 8:00pm at St. James Cathedral, , 
Tickets: Tickets from $20-30; preferred seating $40; students pay as able at the door with student ID

Opus 7, directed by Loren W. Pontén, presents a powerful collection of choral music for the Lenten season expressing mercy and hope. Contemplate the solemnity of the season at Seattle's most iconic sacred space with lush romantic works by Mendelssohn, Rheinberger, Georg Schumann, Pizzetti, Szymanowski and Villette; the crystalline, plaintive melodies of Henry Purcell; and American composers William Albright, Gwyneth Walker, and Seattles Peter Hallock. The central work is Krzysztof Pendereckis setting of the traditional Agnus Dei.

$20, suggested donation

Fundraiser: Ain't Misbehavin' — Naughty and Nice Songs of the 20’s and 30’s
Friday, March 24, 2023Mar 24, 6:30pm at Congregational Church on Mercer Island, , 
Saturday, March 25, 2023Mar 25, 6:30pm at Congregational Church on Mercer Island, , 

Saucy songs from stage and screen – plus the best romantic standards of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Cole Porter. Join the Northwest Firelight Chorale for an evening of musical delights, fabulous costumes, wine bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and more!

March 27 – April 2, 2023

 

Concert: Across the Sea
Saturday, April 1, 2023Apr 1, 7:30pm at Eastside Bahá'í Center, , 
Sunday, April 2, 2023Apr 2, 3:00pm at Church of the Holy Cross, , 
Tickets: $20 pre-sale general, $15 pre-sale senior/student, add $5 at door

Since the earliest days of civilization, the ocean has captured the imagination. What is on the other side? And how can one possibly get there? Terra australis, a new work by local composer Bronwyn Edwards, recalls those Europeans who first ventured to her native Australia, incorporating didgeridoo into the choir. Her Leonosa recounts an actual shipping vessel that brought lumber from Washington to California in the 1840s. Another local composer, Michael Austin Miller, also rejoices in the ancient explorers.

Of course, not all such exchanges were peaceful. Horizons, by the South African composer Peter Louis Van Dijk, movingly tells of native life slaughtered by European conquerors. Jaakko Mäntyjärvi’s Canticum calamitatis maritimae vividly depicts another tragedy: the sinking of the MS Estonia during a storm at sea in 1994. But rest assured that all is not dark. For example, Benjamin Britten extols St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, who emerged from the sea. And with much lighter fare as well—particularly Across the sea from the Wailin’ Jennys—the joys of the ocean are ever near.

Concert: Rise Into Spring
Friday, March 31, 2023Mar 31, 7:30pm at Benaroya Hall, , 
Tickets: $25, $35, $45

We invite you to join Ensign Symphony & Chorus for Rise Into Spring. Spring is a special season as we bid adieu to winter and look forward to the renewal of the earth. Just as earth goes through a renewal each year, we each rise and are renewed when we turn to Christ. Come be uplifted by songs of renewal and hope in our Savior.

April 10–16, 2023

 

Concert: Choral Echoes
Saturday, April 15, 2023Apr 15, 7:30pm at Plymouth Congregational Church, , 
Tickets: $25 General; $10 Concession; Free for youth and students

This concert of choral favorites is set up as a series of dialogues pairing works that resonate with one another, either because of their history, a personal connection between their composers, their subject matter, or some other connection that resounds across the ages.

Concert: Water Night
Saturday, April 15, 2023Apr 15, 7:30pm at Vashon Center for the Arts, , 
Sunday, April 16, 2023Apr 16, 3:00pm at Vashon Center for the Arts, , 
Tickets: $20 General, $18 Senior, $15 VCA Member, Youth Free

If nighttime is beautiful, then surely nighttime overlooking water is doubly so. The Vashon Island Chorale celebrates the various moods of an evening at the water. Highlights include the acclaimed settings of James Agee's Sure on this shining night by Samuel Barber and Morten Lauridsen. Arrangements by Aaron Copland of traditional American tunes join William Averitt's dramatic and optimistic The Song We Sing. At the Water's Edge, a suite by Kevin Seigfried on texts of Sarah Orne Jewett, reflects on a Maine seaside village, just as Bronwyn Edwards's Seashore depicts the coast of our own Vashon Island.

April 17–23, 2023

 

Fundraiser: Spring Fling: Good as Gold
Saturday, April 22, 2023Apr 22, 6:30pm at MOHAI, , 
Tickets: Spring Fling Alum Ticket: $50, Spring Fling Patron Ticket: $125, Spring Fling VIP Ticket: $200

Join Northwest Girlchoir friends and supporters for our annual fundraising evening, this year celebrating our 50th anniversary! Help us reminisce as well as dream big for the future at Seattle’s MOHAI - Museum of History & Industry while supporting Northwest Girlchoir programs and scholarships for choristers. Enjoy moving performances by Northwest Girlchoir Ensemble and special guest Alum Lisa Mandelkorn '85, a silent auction, a chance to raise your paddle, chorister and alum stories, and an open wine bar with heavy hors d'oeuvres.

May 1–7, 2023

 

Concert: Celebrating in Song 2023
Saturday, May 6, 2023May 6, 7:30pm at McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center, , 
Sunday, May 7, 2023May 7, 2:00pm at McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center, , 
Tickets: Reserved seating $20 - $30 -- Seniors, students, military & groups $18

In a program celebrating the diverse roots and branches of choral music, the Skagit Valley Chorale will share rhythmic fun, beautiful harmonies, and meaningful texts from around the globe. We look forward to featuring our guest accompanists, a quartet of string players, as we joyfully sing together for our appreciative audiences.

Concert: Hope & Joy
Sunday, May 7, 2023May 7, 7:00pm at Benaroya Hall, , 
Tickets: $35 General; $20 Concession; $5 Youth and Students

GARCIA Vast Array
PRICE Song of Hope [West Coast premiere]
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (“Choral”)

Our season closes with Beethoven’s transcendental ninth symphony, a work that broke new ground in many respects, not the least of which is that, in it, Beethoven put his own music in dialogue with itself, recalling several passages of earlier movements as a prelude to the great “Ode to Joy” theme.

Before the “Ode to Joy” though, we’ll present the West Coast premiere of a piece by Florence Price, her Song of Hope for chorus, soloists and orchestra, only recently rediscovered in 2016 at her country home in Illinois. The concert opens with a reprise performance of a 2019 Harmonia commission, Carlos Garcia’s Vast Array.

Concert: The Tides of No Return
Friday, May 5, 2023May 5, 7:00pm at (Venue To Be Announced)
Saturday, May 6, 2023May 6, 7:00pm at (Venue To Be Announced)
Tickets: To be determined

A rousing mix of secular and sacred pieces built around the theme of life relentlessly moving forward.

May 15–21, 2023

 

Concert: "Save the Date!" — A Journey of Love Through the Ages
Saturday, May 20, 2023May 20, 7:30pm at First Congregational Church, , 
Sunday, May 21, 2023May 21, 3:00pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: $20 Adult, $15 Senior/Singer/Teacher, $10 Student, $5 Child (under 12)

Experience the evolution of love through time: from youthful infatuation and heartbreak, to a philosophical look at companionship. Eric Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs” are the centerpiece of the concert, alongside the premiere of our “Love is Love” composer competition, which supports the use of inclusive language for all kinds of love regardless of identity, orientation, or gender.

Concert: ChoralSounds NW Concert: The Big Easy
Friday, May 19, 2023May 19, 7:30pm at Glendale Lutheran Church, , 
Saturday, May 20, 2023May 20, 2:00pm at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: Adults $20 · 17 & under free with adult

Selections inspired by the fun, heart, soul, and culture of the great city of New Orleans.

Concert: Smyth & Mozart
Saturday, May 20, 2023May 20, 8:00pm at St. James Cathedral, , 
Tickets: Tickets TBD

British composer Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D for choir, orchestra, and soloists is a monumental achievement. Written in the mid-19th century, it was dismissed by critics who deemed women composers unequal to their male counterparts. Seattle Pro Musica hails this stunning and seldom-heard piece as more than equal.

Concert: Sound Imaginarium: Around the World in 80 Minutes
Sunday, May 21, 2023May 21, 3:00pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: Adults-$20, at the door $25; Seniors/Students/Veterans-$15, at the door $20; Family-$45

An Imaginarium is a place dedicated to stimulating the imagination. Travel around the world, musically, and stimulate your imagination through song!

Concert: We Are One
Sunday, May 21, 2023May 21, 3:00pm at New Hope Presbyterian Church, , 
Tickets: Free-will offering only

All RYC ensembles perform

May 29 – June 4, 2023

 

Concert: Brahms Requiem
Saturday, June 3, 2023Jun 3, 7:30pm at Church of the Holy Cross, , 
Sunday, June 4, 2023Jun 4, 3:00pm at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: $20 pre-sale general, $15 pre-sale senior/student, add $5 at door

The greatest choral composer of the late nineteenth century was surely Johannes Brahms, and his first big hit was the hour-long A German Requiem. Spurred on by the death of his mother, Brahms chose his own Biblical texts, rather than setting the traditional liturgical Requiem, or mass for the dead. Few Requiems share so eloquently Brahms’s message of comfort to the living. In fact, when Brahms considered the work’s title years later, he confessed: “I could happily omit the ‘German’ and simply say ‘Human.’” We will present this masterwork with Brahms’s own orchestral reduction for two pianists, in which his genius for counterpoint and choral textures is brought to the fore.

Concert: Motets III — Jesu, meine Freude
Sunday, June 4, 2023Jun 4, 3:00pm at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, , 
Tickets: Donation

Bach’s grand, chorale-based “Jesu, meine Freude,” BWV 227, rounds out this season of our namesake’s motets. Sharing the program will be British composer Jonathan Dove’s thrilling cycle for chorus and piano, The Passing of the Year.

Concert: NEXT — We will be...
Sunday, June 4, 2023Jun 4, 3:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: General Admission: $25+fees, Seniors/Singers $20+fees, Youth 5-18 Free, Pay-What-You-Can available

At our June concerts, we are honored to welcome our Composer in Residence Dr. Stephen Newby to the podium. Dr. Newby will present premieres of new works that have been commissioned by the NWCC, which will tell the story of African lives lost while crossing the Middle Passage en-route to a life of enslavement in America. As the NWCC addresses our collective histories – including singing almost exclusively Eurocentric music – and our desire to create a more equitable and just world for people of all races. This collaboration provides an opportunity to mourn and commemorate the many African lives lost in the process of building the Americas.

June 5–11, 2023

 

Concert: Love and Longing
Saturday, June 10, 2023Jun 10, 7:30pm at 7400 Woodlawn, , 
Tickets: $25 gneral admission, $15 seniors and students, children under 12, free.

Our final concert of the season, Love and Longing, will be a tonally rich adventure as Ancora performs Johannes Brahms’ Opus 17, “Vier Gesange.” Accompanied by harp and two French horns, these part songs, composed in 1869, include texts both written in, and translated into, German. They share tales of love and lost love, desperation, and, of course, longing. Our program’s second half features James Mullholland’s soulful “Love Poems,” accompanied by French horn, and concludes with Mari Esabel Valverde’s stunning setting of “The Cloths of Heaven.”

Concert: NEXT — We will be...
Saturday, June 10, 2023Jun 10, 7:30pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, , 
Tickets: General Admission: $25+fees, Seniors/Singers $20+fees, Youth 5-18 Free, Pay-What-You-Can available

At our June concerts, we are honored to welcome our Composer in Residence Dr. Stephen Newby to the podium. Dr. Newby will present premieres of new works that have been commissioned by the NWCC, which will tell the story of African lives lost while crossing the Middle Passage en-route to a life of enslavement in America. As the NWCC addresses our collective histories – including singing almost exclusively Eurocentric music – and our desire to create a more equitable and just world for people of all races. This collaboration provides an opportunity to mourn and commemorate the many African lives lost in the process of building the Americas.

Concert: This Shining Night — Music of Lauridsen, Skirvin, Glass, and Corigliano
Saturday, June 10, 2023Jun 10, 8:00pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, , 
Tickets: $25 (general), $20 (senior) $5 (student), child 6-11 n/c. At the door: $30 (general), $24 (senior).

“Sure on this shining night
Of starmade shadows round
Kindness must watch for me
This side the ground.”

James Agee

Themes of love and innocence unite poets, songwriters, and four living American composers for our June concert.

Morten Lauridsen is considered one of the most important voices in modern choral music and his works are both identifiable and timeless. His Nocturnes weave motifs of night and romantic love into one integrated choral cycle.

Curve of Gold is a setting of Sara Teasdale poems that explore love's journey as we seek, find, and sometimes lose our way. Donald Skirvin dedicated the work to the SCC in 2015, and we are delighted to present it again.

Philip Glass, one of the most prolific composers of our time, wrote Three Songs for the 350th anniversary of Quebec in 1984. It is a tightly structured trilogy of lyrics by three legendary poets and songwriters.

John Corigliano’s beautiful setting of Dylan Thomas’ poem Fern Hill transports the listener to a sonic landscape of lush groves and expansive fields, evoking a childhood almost forgotten.

Pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m. with SCC Director Freddie Coleman

June 19–25, 2023

 

Northwest Girlchoir singers and alums join together with artistic staff, past and present, to celebrate our legacy of friendship through song. Join us for choral favorites, old and new, with all of our choirs and special guests.

Concert: Celebrate in Song
Friday, June 23, 2023Jun 23, 7:30pm at Benaroya Hall, , 
Tickets: $25, $35, $45

Ensign Symphony & Chorus celebrates ten years performing uplifting music here in the Pacific Northwest! Join us and Celebrate in Song as we revisit our ensembles favorite pieces and moments from the past ten seasons!

June 26 – July 2, 2023

 

Celebrate the Independence holiday with MCE's popular July 4 concert!

December 11–17, 2023

 

Concert: Heralding Christmas 2023
Saturday, December 16, 2023Dec 16, 7:30pm at McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center, , 
Sunday, December 17, 2023Dec 17, 2:00pm at McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center, , 
Tickets: Reserved seating $20 - $30 -- Seniors, students, military & groups $18

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