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March 28 – April 3, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: HOPE — How can I Keep from Singing?
Sunday, April 3, 2022Apr 3, 2022, 3:30pm at Longview Community Church, Longview, WA
Tickets: Not tickets available at to door. Limited seating by donation only on Evenbrite.com.

This past year has proven, once again, to be a challenge for presenting live choral concerts. And yet, choirs everywhere, including Cora Voce, feel compelled to find a way to keep singing.

As we emerge from the darkness of winter, Cora Voce offers a spring concert on the theme of HOPE.

We are thrilled that three of the selections on the program are by our Composer-In-Residence, Laurie de Leonne who will also be directing them. How can we keep from singing?

April 4–10, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: AS PALMEIRAS: The mystery of the palms
Friday, April 8, 2022Apr 8, 2022, 7:00pm at Queen Anne Christian Church, Seattle, WA
Friday, April 8, 2022Apr 8, 2022, 8:30pm at Queen Anne Christian Church, Seattle, WA
Saturday, April 9, 2022Apr 9, 2022, 3:00pm at St. John's Episcopal Church, Olympia, WA
Tickets: Suggested donation: $20.

For the first concert of The Esoterics’ 2022 Season will be the North American premiere of Eric Banks’ As palmeiras: The palms. Commissioned for the RAMOS Festival in Lisbon, The Esoterics premiered this piece on Palm Sunday in 2018 in Portugal. The piece was then premiered by the choirs Cantus Firmus and Madrigal de Brasilia, Brazil on Palm Sunday in 2019. The Esoterics was in the midst of preparing for the Seattle premiere of The palms when the pandemic struck in March of 2020. Two years later, we are excited to share this choral sojourn with you on the weekend of Palm Sunday.

The inspiration for As palmeiras came from the inital wondering: “Why the palms?” When Christians mark the entry of Christ into Jerusalem at the beginning of Holy Week, why did they lay palm fronds at his feet? What was it about the palm that signified royalty? In his research about the symbolism of the palm tree, composer Eric Banks found, collected, and arranged 37 different poems, adages, proverbs, and texts from cultures around the world and through various eras of human history.

In addition to its connotation of royalty, the palm in the desert can symbolize salvation (as one sees an oasis in the desert), or bounty (with the rich sweetness of its fruits). The tree also has grown to stand for luxury, and the rest that accompanies a tropical vacation. Since a single palm seed can traverse an entire ocean to plant itself on a distant shore, the palm represents fertility; and since this seed (often as a coconut) travels such long distances alone, the palm has also come to represent exile. Also, let’s not forget the worldwide demand for palm oil, and resulting environmental crisis that the greed for this commodity has caused.

For his concert-length composition, Banks chose to present these texts about the palm in various textures – for solo voice, for small ensemble, for only treble and bass voices, and for full mixed choir. The texts of As palmeiras traverse the entire globe longitudinally; the 37 vignettes start in California, head east, and end on the island of Tahiti. Banks’ composition is a fascinating study of an unlikely subject; setting texts from 33 countries in 24 different languages, The palms creates a ear-opening concert experience.

The Esoterics will offer THREE performances of The palms. The running time of the piece is about 75 minutes. Our Seattle performances will be in an “open-dress rehearsal” format, with two performances on the same evening. Our Olympia concert is sponsored by the St John’s Concert Series. The suggested donation for each performance is $20.

Friday | 8 April 2022 | 7:00pm | Queen Anne Christian Church | 1316 3rd Avenue W | Seattle
Friday | 8 April 2022 | 8:30pm | Queen Anne Christian Church | 1316 3rd Avenue W | Seattle
Saturday | 9 April 2022 | 3:00pm | St John’s Episcopal Church | 114 20th Avenue SE | Olympia

For this concert, there will be no tickets issued in advance. The ensemble will be singing unmasked (all members are fully vaccinated, boosted, and will be tested on the concert day). We are requesting that our audience members please wear a mask in order to attend the concert. Our performance space in Seattle has a maximum capacity of 80 people, so we are asking all of our audience to reserve their seats in advance. Please click HERE to reserve your seat.

We are so excited to be able to sing for you again! Please join us, if you can, for The palms.

Concert: Double That Jazz — BlueStreet and SoundSation take over the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford
Friday, April 8, 2022Apr 8, 2022, 8:00pm at Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, WA

Join BlueStreet Voices, under the direction of Dave Barduhn, and Soundsation, under the direction of Kirk Marcy, for this swingin' two-for-one get-down.

Concert: Never Abandon Song
Saturday, April 9, 2022Apr 9, 2022, 7:30pm at Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon, WA
Sunday, April 10, 2022Apr 10, 2022, 3:00pm at Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon, WA
Tickets: $20 general admission, $18 senior, $15 VCA member, $5 youth

This concert's repertoire will consist of two beloved pieces: And All Shall Be Well by Giselle Wyers, and No Bridges: Vashon Suite by Bronwyn Edwards. These are the two major works that the Chorale commissioned in the past few years. They have been requested as “repeats” by many people. Giselle's composition deals with legacy and what we leave behind, but in a brilliantly life-affirming way. It’s a very suitable way to honor the covid era. Bron's work is a celebration of the diverse aspects of Vashon Island life. This pairing will provide the perfect artistic statement to reflect the building of our choral music community afresh.

April 18–24, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Celebration
Sunday, April 24, 2022Apr 24, 2022, 7:30pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $35 General

Join us for a bacchanalian season finale, as we revel in the warm Mediterranean breezes of Boulanger and Ravel, and present the world premiere of a major new work by our own music director, William White!

//All in-person concert attendees age 12 and older will be required to provide proof of vaccination at the door (either a physical document or a photograph thereof). Masking requirements will be determined on a concert-by-concert basis and communicated at least 48 hours prior to each performance. Children under the age of 12 may attend our concerts only if they are masked and accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Programs and artists are subject to change. Harmonia reserves the right to alter its policies throughout the season in accordance with updated health guidelines.//

Concert: Eternal Light — works by Esenvalds, Vasks, Sgroi, and Lauridsen
Sunday, April 24, 2022Apr 24, 2022, 3:00pm at Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore, WA
Tickets: $25 general; $20 students & seniors

Kirkland Choral Society & Philharmonia Northwest present a beautiful concert featuring the full orchestra and chorus version of Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna. Also on the program: Peteris Vasks' Tala Gaisma (Distant Light) for violin and string orchestra with soloist Mikhail Schmidt, and Lux Aeterna settings by Eriks Esenvalds and Laura Silberberg Sgroi (USA premiere). *Bastyr COVID-19 guidance for audiences require wearing of masks and proof of full vaccination.

Concert: Magnolia Chorale Spring Concert — "Turn, Turn"
Saturday, April 23, 2022Apr 23, 2022, 7:30pm at Magnolia Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Free-will offering only

For the first time since 2019, Magnolia Chorale will present a live spring concert. Our theme “Turn, Turn,” features Seasons: A Song Cycle by Linda Steen Spevacek that weaves a lyrical tapestry of the changing seasons, and other whimsical and romantic crowd favorites. The concert will run about an hour, with no intermission.

Please join us:
When: Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Where: Magnolia Lutheran Church, 2414 31st Ave W, Seattle, 98199

Under our current plan, audience members must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask. We will follow the COVID-19 protocols listed here.

Check back for updates as we get closer to the concert date.

We hope to see you there!

Concert: Scenes from a Norwegian Childhood — A Spring Concert
Sunday, April 24, 2022Apr 24, 2022, 4:00pm at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Suggested donation $12 at the door.

Suggested donation $12 at the door. The Ballard High School Chamber Choir will participate. Scandinavian dessert reception follows. Net proceeds to benefit Global Giving - Ukrainian Crisis Relief Fund

Lecture/Class: Sunday Session with Dr. Craig Jessop
Sunday, April 24, 2022Apr 24, 2022, 2:00pm at Online Event (Link in description)
Tickets: Free

The Greater Seattle Choral Consortium's Sunday Session for April 2022 will be a Zoom call with Dr. Craig Jessop, Professor of Music at Utah State University and former director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Possible topics include choral-orchestral repertoire, recording your choir for both audio and video recordings, and touring.

The Zoom link will be provided to leadership of GSCC member organizations in advance of the meeting.

Dr. Craig Jessop is Professor of Music and Coordinator of the Masters of Conducting Program with a Choral Emphasis at Utah State University. From 2010 to 2018 Dr. Jessop served as the first Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at USU. This appointment followed Dr. Jessop’s distinguished tenure as Music Director of the world-famous Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt Lake City and as Head of the Department of Music at Utah State University.

https://cca.usu.edu/music/directory/jessop-craig

April 25 – May 1, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: THE DAWNING — Arvo Pärt, Allegri, and Peter Hallock
Saturday, April 30, 2022Apr 30, 2022, 8:00pm at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $20-$30

The Byrd Ensemble and five cellos join forces to present a contemplative program of music featuring Allegri's Miserere, Arvo Pärt's Fratres and Seven Magnificat Antiphons; and Peter Hallock's The Dawning.

This concert will also be livestreamed.

**COVID precautions**
​Singers are fully vaccinated and will perform unmasked.

We will not be checking vaccine cards and masking for the audience is optional. While we will not require masks, we will respect your choice to continue wearing one for your own health and comfort. (Subject to change based on local public health orders).

SINGERS
Ruth Schauble
Margaret Obenza
Christina Siemens
Danielle Reutter-Harrah
Sarra Sharif Doyle
Joshua Haberman
Orrin Doyle
Sam Faustine
Willimark Obenza
Jared White
Dave Hoffman
Clayton Moser

PROGRAM

ARVO PÄRT Seven Magnificat antiphons
PÄRT Fratres (for 4 cellos)
MARKDAVIN OBENZA Ubi caritas
PETER HALLOCK The Dawning

ALLEGRI Miserere
OBENZA Psalm 84
PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel
PÄRT Magnificat

Concert: Infinite Beauty — Passion and Eloquence in Cipriano de Rore
Sunday, May 1, 2022May 1, 2022, 3:00pm at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Free-will offering only

Sine Nomine presents a live concert of music inspired by the Magnificent Choirbook of Albrecht V, focusing mainly on Cipriano de Rore. Rore was a titan of the mid-16th century, and one of the most influential composers of his time, standing with one foot in his native Flanders and one in his adopted homeland Italy. His music was progressive and experimental, epitomizing the changing forms of the sacred polyphonic motet and the secular Italian madrigal, which he seamlessly interchanged. Rore’s works were widely considered to be the most expressive and eloquent of his day. Come join us as we delve into his remarkable music from the Magnificent Choirbook of Albrecht V and the realm of infinite beauty it inspired. We also offer works on similar texts by composers Josquin, Palestrina, Victoria and Byrd.

NOTE: This is a live concert: in-person only. Our COVID policy requires attendees to show full vaccination status (or a recent negative test result), and to wear masks. Singers will be masked; director Anne Lyman will conduct unmasked and will take a rapid test before the concert. We appreciate your compliance with this policy.

May 2–8, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Been Down Too Long — Songs of Comfort, Remembrance and A Way Forward
Sunday, May 8, 2022May 8, 2022, 3:00pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $25/Adults; $20/Seniors and Youth; $12/Groups of 10+; Under 12/free.

Hear songs by Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch, and Carly Simon, and favorites like “Shenandoah” and “He Ain’t Heavy.” It’s a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day, or just to celebrate. We can’t wait to see you there!

Tickets will be sold at the door only. Masks will be required. Please check our website for the latest information before the concert.

Concert: Celebrating in Song 2022 — We Are Back - You Come Too!
Saturday, May 7, 2022May 7, 2022, 7:30pm at McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center, Mt Vernon, WA
Tickets: Reserved seating $18 - $25 -- Seniors, students, military & groups $16

We’re grateful for every opportunity we have to sing together and are excited to share our songs with you. Director Adam Burdick has gathered music that feels good to sing, and each song is a celebration of musical and community harmony. We invite you to join us as we make music about coming together to share comfort and grief, belonging and adventure, and even food and laughter!

Concert: Fauré Requiem & A Tribute to Sondheim — Mill Creek Chorale Spring Concert
Friday, May 6, 2022May 6, 2022, 7:00pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, WA
Saturday, May 7, 2022May 7, 2022, 3:00pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, WA
Tickets: Adult General Admission $15; Seniors (62+)/Students (age 11-18) General $10; Live-Stream $10

Featuring A Tribute to Sondheim with songs from Company, West Side Story, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, and Follies! The concert will conclude with a performance of the Gabriel Fauré Requiem

COLLABORATIVE ARTISTS
Veronica Nim Olson, soprano
Jacob William Herbert, bass-baritone
Flora Hollifield, violin
Brian Coyne, cello
Deborah McClellan, harp
Jeremy Young, piano/organ

LIVE STREAM LINKS: Please share with Friends & Family!
Friday, May 6 @ 7pm - https://youtu.be/gjUgoqzx2Mk
Saturday, May 7 @ 3pm - https://youtu.be/Np6ngWV_fg0

Concert: RISE UP! A Mother's Day Program for Peace
Saturday, May 7, 2022May 7, 2022, 7:30pm at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, Bellingham, WA
Sunday, May 8, 2022May 8, 2022, 3:30pm at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, Bellingham, WA
Tickets: $20, general admission - - $10, children 12 yrs & under

Please join VOX PACIFICA, directed by Wendy Bloom at its spring 2022 performance – RISE UP! A MOTHER’S DAY PROGRAM FOR PEACE – when we celebrate Mother’s Day through songs recognizing and honoring the critical impact mothers have played on our social and political landscape. (A delightful musical treat for mom on her special day!)

As of this writing:
For singers – – VOX PACIFICA will perform “Rise Up!” unmasked. All singers are fully vaccinated, boosted, and will have been tested for Covid-19 multiple times up to the day of performance.

For audience – – Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required for entry. Wearing face masks during performance is optional, but encouraged. Thank you for your understanding and continuing support! It is deeply appreciated.

Concert: STRIKE! — A fundraising concert
Saturday, May 7, 2022May 7, 2022, 5:00pm at Online Event (Link in description)
Tickets: Suggested donation $20

In the glorious, centuries-old tradition of labor movement music, the Seattle Labor Chorus offers an evening concert with inspirational stories of workers struggling for power to bring about social, economic, racial, and environmental justice. Joining the Labor Chorus is The Whateverly Brothers and Alexander Bradbury.

Concert: They Shine: Music for All Saints
Friday, May 6, 2022May 6, 2022, 7:30pm at Epiphany Parish of Seattle, Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 7, 2022May 7, 2022, 7:30pm at Christ Episcopal Church, Tacoma, WA
Tickets: $20 general/$15 senior/pay-as-you-can at the door

Polyphony Plus proudly presents its inaugural concert with a collection of works celebrating the many saints in our lives, present and past. The centerpiece of the program is William Byrd sublime Mass for All Saints. Other works span the centuries and include, among others, works by Peter Philips, Rafaella Aleotti, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Alice Parker, Abbie Betinis, Ayan Vasquez-Lopez ,and the Wailin’ Jennys.

Fundraiser: Jazz Night — Spring Fundraiser for Seattle Children's Chorus
Saturday, May 7, 2022May 7, 2022, 4:00pm at Innis Arden Clubhouse, Shoreline, WA
Tickets: $75 per person

Please join us for a great night of jazz brought to us by Soundsation and the Melyssa Stone Trio.
We will be serving heavy appetizers, yummy desserts, Chateau St Michelle wines and non-alcoholic selections. We've partnered with LuxGive to auction some amazing trips; Disney World Magic, Beach Lover and Island Romance. From Orlando to Turks and Caicos, these are incredible experiences and they can be yours if the price is right!!
Of course there will be a couple musical selections brought to us by our older choristers!
During what is a busy season of change for SCC we hope you will take a chance to slow down, enjoy a wonderful evening and support the continued success of the Seattle Children's Chorus!!!

Open House: A Guest Night with the Northwest Sound. — A Guest Night with the Northwest Sound.
Wednesday, May 4, 2022May 4, 2022, 7:00pm at Temple B'nai Torah, Bellevue, WA
Tickets: FREE

Northwest Sound invites the whole community to a fun night of singing and celebrating barbershop music! Come sing or just listen in on tags and full acapella songs. We'll be showcasing several quartets [insert some names here] as well as our international contest set! Our venue requires that all attendees must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Please bring your vaccination card.

May 9–15, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Amore & the Seniors — The entire Seattle community is invited to help us celebrate our graduating choristers.
Sunday, May 15, 2022May 15, 2022, 6:00pm at North Seattle Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Free

The entire Seattle community is invited to help us celebrate our graduating choristers. Enjoy senior solos, the “senior song,” performances by Amore and Ensemble, and a cake reception.

Concert: Awake, My Soul and Sing — Online Concert Presentation
Sunday, May 15, 2022May 15, 2022, 5:00pm at Online Event (Link in description)
Tickets: Single Tickets $15, Date night $25, Family $35

Wellspring Ensemble quickly pivoted with this season's new variant of Covid-19. During the next 12 weeks, WE will be rehearsing in 3-week modules with a recording session on the 3rd rehearsal of each module.

Wellspring Ensemble is VERY excited to share our talents. Virtual Concert to be streamed on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 5:00PM

Concert: Been Down Too Long — Songs of Comfort, Remembrance and A Way Forward
Monday, May 9, 2022May 9, 2022, 7:30pm at Plymouth Congregational Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $25/Adults; $20/Seniors and Youth; $12/Groups of 10+; Under 12/free.

Hear songs by Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch, and Carly Simon, and favorites like “Shenandoah” and “He Ain’t Heavy.” It’s a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day, or just to celebrate. We can’t wait to see you there!

Tickets will be sold at the door only. Masks will be required. Please check our website for the latest information before the concert.

Concert: Extraordinary Measures
Sunday, May 15, 2022May 15, 2022, 3:00pm at Mt. Baker Theater, Bellingham, WA
Tickets: $22.50

Dedicated to the people of Ukraine, the concert opens with Mykola Lysenko’s “A Prayer for Ukraine.” Bellingham pianist Henry From, named one of CBC Music’s 2019 “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30,” joins the chorale, orchestra, and soloists Ibidunni Ojikutu, soprano; Jason Parker, tenor; and Mark Davies, baritone, to perform Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy.” Sacred works by Mendelssohn, including “Verleih uns Frieden” (Grant Us Peace) and the sublime “Hear Ye Israel,” performed by soprano Kim Markworth, round out what will be an uplifting concert!

Concert: How Sweet is Your Love
Sunday, May 15, 2022May 15, 2022, 2:15pm at Online Event (Link in description)
Tickets: Free-will offering only

Seattle Jewish Chorale invites you to join us on May 15th for our fifth and grandest virtual concert, "How Sweet is Your Love." This eclectic program of beautiful Jewish songs will be a heartfelt celebration of love, friendship, and community. Join us at 2:15PM on Sunday, May 15th to enjoy our skilled singers and instrumentalists, plus some special surprises that you haven't seen at an SJC concert before, virtual or in-person. We're excited to share this special show with you.

Though our concert will be free, we always appreciate donations to help cover our musical expenses.

Watch our spring concert by going to our YouTube channel on May 15th at 2:15pm PST, and anytime following.

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SJC is a multigenerational choir dedicated to fostering understanding between communities, and sharing beautiful Jewish music with the world. Our concerts would not be possible without the support of our community partners: the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, 4Culture, the Washington State Arts Fund, and the Office of Arts and Culture. Though we are currently virtual, our physical space is on the unceded Duwamish territory of Seattle. We encourage anyone also living on Duwamish territory to contribute to Real Rent Duwamish in solidarity with the tribes' needs and goals.

Concert: Journey On
Sunday, May 15, 2022May 15, 2022, 3:00pm at Everett Performing Arts Center, Everett, WA
Tickets: $22.00 Adult; $18.00 Youth, Military; 12 and under free

The Everett Chorale will perform our first concert at EPAC in 2 1/2 years! Our new Artistic Director/Conductor, Dr Heather McLaughlin-Garbes directs our program of music expressing hope, perseverance, love, and faith in our future. Program includes Earth Song, Light Dawns on a Weary World, Let the River Run, a spiritual The Rain is Over and Gone, Ubi Caritas and more. Masks and proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 or a lab-based negative COVID test are required by theater for attendance.

Concert: Our Song in Lights! — ChoralSounds Northwest Spring Concert
Sunday, May 15, 2022May 15, 2022, 2:00pm at First Free Methodist Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Adults $20, 17 & under FREE

From the stage and screen to our hearts, music that inspires, encourages, and envisions a better future for all of us together. Featuring Broadway hits from Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Rent, movie hits from Soul, Raya and the Last Dragon, Tangled, and so much more!

Concert: RainShadow Chorale concerts — The Illumination of My Soul
Friday, May 13, 2022May 13, 2022, 7:00pm at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Port Hadlock, WA
Saturday, May 14, 2022May 14, 2022, 4:00pm at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Port Hadlock, WA
Tickets: Suggested donation $20/adult, $10/student

Under the direction of Guest Conductor Jolene Dalton Gailey, the concert includes music chosen to bring joy and light to singers and audience, after two years of contemplation and self discovery.

Concert: Renewal
Saturday, May 14, 2022May 14, 2022, 7:00pm at Grace Episcopal Church, Bainbridge Island, WA
Sunday, May 15, 2022May 15, 2022, 3:00pm at Grace Episcopal Church, Bainbridge Island, WA
Tickets: Gen. admission $26, Senior (62+) $23, Student (over 18), mil., teachers $15, 18 and under FREE

We are delighted to announce that we will present Renewal, songs celebrating the joy of the choral experience and remembering the losses we have suffered, on May 14 and 15.
We look forward to once again sharing the joy of the choral experience, connecting with our fellow singers and patrons and raising our voices in song.

Concert: Restless Angels with Connie Dover — American, Celtic and original folk songs
Saturday, May 14, 2022May 14, 2022, 7:30pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $20

City Cantabile Choir hosting Connie Dover for an evening of folk music

The Met is thrilled to participate in the Seattle Sings Festival this year after the hiatus due to Covid.

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 May 14. Fifteen 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!”

Presented by the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium, the event will also be livestreamed at https://seattlesings.org/.

9:50am Opening
10:00am Harmonia Chorus
10:25am Redmond Chorale
10:50am Ensign Symphony Chorus
11:10 Intermission
11:25am Master Chorus Eastside
11:50am Puget Soundworks
12:15pm FESTIVAL SING
12:45pm LUNCH
1:40pm Seattle Metropolitan Singers
2:05pm Song of Seattle
2:30pm Everett Chorale
2:50pm Intermission
3:30pm Mägi Ensemble
3:55pm Concord Chamber Choir
4:20pm FESTIVAL SING
4:50pm DINNER
5:50pm Ancora
6:15pm Seattle SeaChordsmen
6:40pm Finnish/Swedish Choral Society
7:05pm Seattle Choral Company
7:30pm FESTIVAL SING
8:00pm Closing

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, audience 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 May 14 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM at Seattle First Baptist Church. Admission is free; come and go as you please.

The GSCC is a non-profit service organization that provides advocacy, support, resource sharing, and outreach to more than 90 choirs throughout the Puget Sound region. In keeping with our mission and vision, the GSCC is proud to gather together 20 of our member choirs in a one-day event of free public performances.

Concert: Sing We Peace
Sunday, May 15, 2022May 15, 2022, 3:00pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Issaquah, WA
Tickets: Adults-$20, Senior/Student/Veteran-$15, Family-$45

Johannes Brahms towering Ein Deutsches Requiem has been called a "human" requiem that runs the gamut of emotions: sorrow, comfort, hope, and finally, peace. Don't miss this masterpiece that speaks directly to our collective grief.

Concert: The Tallis Scholars, presented by Cappella Romana — Victoria: Requiem
Sunday, May 15, 2022May 15, 2022, 7:30pm at St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $40 and up

The world-renowned Tallis Scholars return to the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle (3 May 2022) program features the stunningly beautiful Requiem by Tomás Luis de Victoria, and the Portland program (4 May 2022) features Antoine Brumel’s monumental 12-voice “Earthquake Mass” Et ecce terræ motus (“And the earth moved”) with a premiere of David Lang’s new work sun- centered, a reflection on doubt and belief in an age of scientific discovery, inspired by the history surrounding Galileo and his earth-shattering observations.

Seattle
TOMÁS LUIS de VICTORIA: Requiem

Concert: Voices Rising — Seattle Women's Chorus returns!
Saturday, May 14, 2022May 14, 2022, 2:00pm at Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 14, 2022May 14, 2022, 7:00pm at Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $27 - $89

Seattle Women’s Chorus (SWC) is set to take the stage for the first live performance in more than two years in Voices Rising. All the way back to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Black women created music that changed the world. Seattle Women’s Chorus honors Rosetta and sings their way through successive generations of uncharted, unparalleled musical territory. The previously canceled concert, originally scheduled for 2020 when arts organizations shut down due to the pandemic, marks the long awaited return to stage for SWC. The collective voices of the women’s chorus are ready to rise once again!

VivaVoce is an a cappella vocal ensemble under the leadership of Sweet Adelines Master Director and Queen of Harmony Nikki Blackmer and Assistant Director Vickie Elliott. VivaVoce welcomes singers of all ages who want to sing in a fun, friendly, welcoming group dedicated to excellent musical performance.
We are a unique part of Sweet Adelines International. All rehearsals and performances are held during the daytime. Members have frequent opportunities to perform in the community. There are no competition requirements! We meet every Tuesday from 11-12:15 p.m. For more information, contact us at VivaVoceSings@gmail.com .

May 16–22, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: "Where the Light Begins" concert — Celebrating RYC's 15th Anniversary
Sunday, May 22, 2022May 22, 2022, 3:00pm at New Hope Presbyterian Church, Kent, WA
Tickets: Free-will offering only

The Rainier Youth Choirs organization celebrates its 15th Anniversary Season with the premier of a commissioned work by recognized poet, Jordan Chaney and Northwest composer, Reginald Unterseher. Titled “this light”, the work celebrates hope, life and the “sun in my soul” as a testament to the power and beauty music can bring into the lives of young singers. The program includes many audience favorites including ‘Touch the Sky’ from BRAVE, ‘Yellow Bird’, ‘Count on Me’, ‘This Little Light of Mine’ ‘I See the Light” from TANGLED and works by Diemer, Dilworth, LaBarr and others.

RYC’s performances are well-known for capturing and engaging audiences, with professional-level instrumentalists accentuating dynamic singers.

While no paper tickets will be issued for this concert, we request that attendees provide an email address to be used only if a tracking notification needs to be issued. Please register here: https://www.rycmembers.org/admission-donations.html

Concert: All Northwest — Beginning of our 30th Anniversary Year of Celebration
Saturday, May 21, 2022May 21, 2022, 8:00pm at University Congregational United Church of Christ, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Advance suggested donation: General $25, Seniors $20, Preferred Seating $40, Students pay as able

Please join Opus 7 as we celebrate the musical contributions of some of our region’s most prominent choral composers. This popular bi-annual event features choral works by Northwest composers, including Karen P. Thomas, Bern Herbolsheimer, Reginald Unterseher, Gwyneth Walker, Stacey Philipps, Joan Szymko, Eric Barnum, Christine Szabadi, Robert Scandrett, Kevin Siegfried, and Opus 7’s Composer-in-Residence John Muehleisen. Opus 7 will also perform the winning compositions from our Robert Scandrett Memorial Student Composer Competition.
Pre-concert lecture 7:00 p.m.

Concert: All That's Jazz! — Cascade Foothills Chorale
Saturday, May 21, 2022May 21, 2022, 7:00pm at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Enumclaw, WA
Sunday, May 22, 2022May 22, 2022, 2:00pm at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Enumclaw, WA
Tickets: $12 presale, $15 at the door, 12 and under free

A night full of familiar, jazzy tunes! Fully equipped with a jazz combo, Cascade Foothills Chorale is presenting a lively night to ease us back into live, in-person singing!

Concert: It's an International Poetry Extravaganza!
Saturday, May 21, 2022May 21, 2022, 7:30pm at First Congregational Church, Bellevue, WA
Tickets: $20 Adult, $15 Senior, $10 Student (no charge for online event)

With the 2021 Summer Olympic Games in our rearview mirror, what better way to maintain the energy with an artistic international event? Famous and acclaimed poets from seven countries are featured in this cultural celebration exploring the quintessential relationship between words and music in the choral artform. This program will feature the two winners of our Emerging Composer Competition, Brittney Benton and Isaac Lovdahl, as they set texts by American poet Walt Whitman and Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore. Additionally, James Bassi’s “Harpsonnets” (four Shakespearean sonnets for chorus and harp) are a rare gem in an eclectic program that takes us from Chile to Canada, and from Italy to India. You won't want to miss this exotic collection of texts by some of history’s greatest wordsmiths!

Concert: A More Hopeful Tomorrow — Music of Healing and Renewal
Saturday, May 21, 2022May 21, 2022, 7:30pm at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 22, 2022May 22, 2022, 3:00pm at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Pay what you will, suggested donation $25

Choral Arts Northwest sings a vibrant vision of renewal in “A More Hopeful Tomorrow” with music that embraces spring’s awakening, reforges caring communities, and invokes our human tenacity in diversity. This program centers on two modern cantatas that depict journeys from suffering to hope: Adolphus Hailstork’s I Will Lift up Mine Eyes, composed in 1989 in memory of the “Dean of Black Women Composers” Undine Smith Moore, and Cantata for a More Hopeful Tomorrow, composed in summer 2020 by Portland-based Damien Geter, who draws upon African American Spirituals and music by J. S. Bach. Framed with music by Cree descendant Andrew Balfour, French Impressionist Lili Boulanger, and melodists Moore, and CANW composer-in-residence Jessica French, our journey closes with B. E. Boykin’s heartfelt wish for peace, hope and love.

Timothy Westerhaus, guest conductor
Namarea Randolph-Yosea, tenor
Virginia Dziekonsky, cello
Serena Chin, piano
Vocal soloists from Choral Arts Northwest

Concert: RVW & Friends
Saturday, May 21, 2022May 21, 2022, 7:30pm at Church of the Holy Cross, Redmond, WA
Sunday, May 22, 2022May 22, 2022, 3:00pm at Eastside Bahá'í Center, Bellevue, WA
Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 students/seniors

We commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams, one of history's greatest composers. Vaughan Williams was the focal point of Britain's choral world for fifty years, and we celebrate with several folksong arrangements and his unaccompanied masterwork, the Three Shakespeare Songs. In acknowledgment of his influence in British choral music, we will also present music by his mentor, Hubert Parry; two of his friends, Gustav Holst and John Ireland; and two composers of younger generations, Herbert Howells and Gerald Finzi, who Vaughan Williams influenced and befriended. Join us for a celebration of the English countryside, history, church, and seafaring traditions... even piracy!

Concert: Sorella Sings! — Jazz tunes and folk art songs, sung with live band.
Saturday, May 21, 2022May 21, 2022, 5:00pm at (Venue To Be Announced)
Tickets: $20 adults, $5 youth

Seattle Girls Choir is excited to present a concert by Sorella!

Sorella will be showcasing a variety of pop, indie folk, and jazz tunes - including the songs of Tina Turner, Lucius, and First Aid Kit. Come make memories with us at the historic Raisbeck Performance Hall!

Teens who have a TeenTix Pass can purchase a $5 ticket at the door on the night of the concert. All audience members will be required to wear a well-fitting mask for the duration of the performance.

Concert: Spring Concert
Sunday, May 22, 2022May 22, 2022, 2:00pm at (Venue To Be Announced)
Tickets: Free-will offering only

VENUE: 7237 36th Ave SW, Seattle, WA

An informal backyard affair as we continue to rebuild and grow after Covid. Donations requested in lieu of tickets.

Concert: Syttende Mai - Seventeenth of May Performance — Celebration of Norway's Constitution Day of 1814
Tuesday, May 17, 2022May 17, 2022, 3:00pm at (Venue To Be Announced)
Tickets: Free

Ja Vi Elsker, Barndomsminne, Nidelven will be among the songs we will be singing at 3pm at BERGEN PLACE Park (5420 22nd Ave NW, Seattle 98107)

Concert: This Shall Be for Music
Saturday, May 21, 2022May 21, 2022, 7:30pm at University of Puget Sound, Kilworth Memorial Chapel, Tacoma, WA
Sunday, May 22, 2022May 22, 2022, 3:00pm at University of Puget Sound, Kilworth Memorial Chapel, Tacoma, WA
Tickets: $25 General Admission; $20 Senior/Student

Northwest Repertory Singers presents its first ticketed concert since 2019 with the Requiem of Gabriel Fauré and works by Norman Dello Joio, Donna Gartman Schultz, Morten Lauridsen, Leonard Bernstein, and our own Tom Walworth. This concert is given in memory of our Founder, Dr. Paul Schultz.

Concert: Vocalpoint presents Rock "N" Roll Revolution
Thursday, May 19, 2022May 19, 2022, 7:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle, WA
Friday, May 20, 2022May 20, 2022, 7:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 21, 2022May 21, 2022, 7:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 22, 2022May 22, 2022, 2:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Adults-$30, Seniors (65+)-$20, Students-$10

Vocalpoint! Seattle Presents: Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution
1963-1966 celebrates a period of intense musical innovation in the history of popular music.
Featuring songs by The Ronettes, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, The Beatles, and more!

Concert: The Way Home — Music of Refuge
Saturday, May 21, 2022May 21, 2022, 8:00pm at St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 22, 2022May 22, 2022, 8:00pm at St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $38 prime, $28 general, $21 senior/young adult, $0 students. Virtual tickets $20. PWYC options.

The Way Home honors America’s cultural heritage in a way that seeks to foster a mutual respect for the values of all persons and groups—including immigrants and refugees—as well as enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves. Music from trailblazing young composers such as Saunder Choi, Melissa Dunphy, Caroline Shaw, and Derrick Skye explore the peril and helplessness faced by many refugees, while songs from the beginning of the millennium connect similar experiences across human history.

Fundraiser: Teatro Cora Voce — Country Sunshine
Saturday, May 21, 2022May 21, 2022, 6:00pm at Online Event (Link in description)
Tickets: Free

Teatro 2022: Country Sunshine Livestream May 21st at 6:00pm
Coravoce.org - Event page: https://mailchi.mp/2005f17452f2/i4aailo8le
It's time to hop back in the (virtual!) saddle for our biggest fundraising & entertainment event of the year! Enjoy dazzling music, our most interactive livestream yet, & much more! While these past years have felt a bit like the Wild Wild West for school music, it's clearer than ever the importance of a strong, supportive communit that brings joy & hope to our kids. So,dust off yer boots & make a difference in YOUR community... yeehaw!
Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/events/643231747126809/

May 23–29, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: It's an International Poetry Extravaganza!
Saturday, May 28, 2022May 28, 2022, 7:30pm at Online Event (Link in description)
Tickets: $20 Adult, $15 Senior, $10 Student (no charge for online event)

With the 2021 Summer Olympic Games in our rearview mirror, what better way to maintain the energy with an artistic international event? Famous and acclaimed poets from seven countries are featured in this cultural celebration exploring the quintessential relationship between words and music in the choral artform. This program will feature the two winners of our Emerging Composer Competition, Brittney Benton and Isaac Lovdahl, as they set texts by American poet Walt Whitman and Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore. Additionally, James Bassi’s “Harpsonnets” (four Shakespearean sonnets for chorus and harp) are a rare gem in an eclectic program that takes us from Chile to Canada, and from Italy to India. You won't want to miss this exotic collection of texts by some of history’s greatest wordsmiths!

Concert: Vocalpoint presents Rock "N" Roll Revolution
Thursday, May 26, 2022May 26, 2022, 7:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle, WA
Friday, May 27, 2022May 27, 2022, 7:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 28, 2022May 28, 2022, 7:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 29, 2022May 29, 2022, 2:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Adults-$30, Seniors (65+)-$20, Students-$10

Vocalpoint! Seattle Presents: Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution
1963-1966 celebrates a period of intense musical innovation in the history of popular music.
Featuring songs by The Ronettes, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, The Beatles, and more!

May 30 – June 5, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Amazing Grace - Spring Concert — Retirement Concert for Kris Mason and John Hendrix
Saturday, June 4, 2022Jun 4, 2022, 2:00pm at University Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $25 - Adults, $20 - Students and Seniors, $15 - Alumni, Children 6 and under free

On June 4, we will conclude this first, post pandemic SCC year, with a majestic spring concert, “Amazing Grace”. In celebration of the rich, centuries-old collection of choral music formed for church liturgy, the choirs will share hymns, anthems, psalms, spirituals, gospels and even folk arrangements that speak of the eternal.

Concert: BlueStreet Voices at The Tripledoor — Romance and Whimsey
Saturday, June 4, 2022Jun 4, 2022, 8:00pm at The Triple Door, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Advanced tickets, 25.00, at door, 28.00

Kick off the summer right with romantic and whimsical jazz in BlueStreet's 2021-2022 season closer at The Triple Door MainStage.

Concert: Columbia Adult Choirs Spring 2022 Concert — Featuring Concord and Con Brio
Saturday, June 4, 2022Jun 4, 2022, 3:00pm at First Congregational Church, Bellevue, WA
Tickets: $10–15

Con Brio (conducted by Dori Baunsgard) and Concord (conducted by Giselle Wyers) present their Spring 2022 Concert.

Concert: Deliverance — Medieval Women's Choir
Saturday, June 4, 2022Jun 4, 2022, 8:00pm at St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA
Tickets: General Admission: $30; Student, Veteran, Financial Need: Pay as you will

Our recent experience with the epidemic leads us to contemplate how the people of medieval Europe viewed such events. The themes of intercession and deliverance are central to Christian thought, and deliverance from sin, from pestilence, from adversity and from hardship, especially through the intercession of the saints, commonly finds expression in the music of the time. Visions, miracles, and direct interventions from the heavenly realm were part of popular culture and, reflecting a deep spirituality, were never far from the lived experience of believers. They provided consolation in times of loss and the promise of a better future. Help us celebrate our own deliverance by exploring its musical expression from times long past.

Concert: From Constantinople to California — 1000 years of glittering Byzantine and Byzantine-inspired works
Friday, June 3, 2022Jun 3, 2022, 7:30pm at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $30 and up

Follow a 1000-year journey of Byzantine music, from medieval Constantinople to the Greek communities of California. Infused with 19th-century Italian, Russian, and Viennese choral traditions, the musical seeds carried by Greek immigrants to the New World blossomed in the next generation with soaring Renaissance style and Hollywood flair.

Concert: How Can I Keep from Singing?
Sunday, June 5, 2022Jun 5, 2022, 3:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Sunday, June 5, 2022Jun 5, 2022, 3:00pm at Online Event (Link in description)
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Senior/Singer; Free to students 5-18 years old. Livestream free with $20 Sug. Don.

We welcome you to gather with us as we indulge the deep human need for musical expression. Music has a unique ability to meet us where we are. It can contain any human emotion it meets: sadness, inspiration, grief, joy, anger, or wonder as the world around us changes rapidly.

Zoltan Kodaly’s Esti Dal finds a soldier cold and alone. Harry T. Burleigh’s My Lord What a Morning meets despair with hope. Ola Gjeilo’s lush setting of Ubi Caritas reminds us of the strength we create when gathering with others: “...From a sincere heart, let us love one another.” Sarah Quartel’s arrangement of How Can I Keep From Singing? sums up how we feel as a choir. Arthur Sullivan, Heinrich Schütz, Abbie Betinis, and Susan Brumfield are among the other composers who offer us solace through their music.

Please join us in welcoming Chorus member Egija Ungure to the podium for Ēriks Ešenvalds's "My Song". Egija is a Latvian choral conductor on cultural exchange in the United States. She joined the Northwest Chamber Chorus in the fall of 2021. She is excited to lead us in a song that inspired her journey towards choral conducting.

Concert: Jubilation in My Soul — A Song Gallery of Dynamic Black Lives
Saturday, June 4, 2022Jun 4, 2022, 7:30pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Sunday, June 5, 2022Jun 5, 2022, 4:00pm at St. Therese Catholic Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Saturday: $27 at the door, $25 advance, $20 senior/student; Sunday: suggested donation

JUBILATION IN MY SOUL
A Song Gallery of Dynamic Black Lives
an original choral work by Kent Stevenson

Seattle Peace Chorus, directed by Frederick N. West

with special guests
Shades of Praise Choir
directed by Frederick N. West
featuring
Stephanie Scott Hatley and Cleve Ticeson, narrators
and Kent Stevenson, pianist and composer

Drums: Steven Banks (Saturday), and Jeff “Bongo” Busch (Sunday)
Double Bass: Michael Stickler
Violin: BJ Montoya

Concert: Masterworks V
Friday, June 3, 2022Jun 3, 2022, 7:30pm at Glendale Lutheran Church, Burien, WA
Saturday, June 4, 2022Jun 4, 2022, 7:30pm at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Bellevue, WA
Tickets: General Admission $15, 17 and Under Free

For the fifth concert in our Masterworks series, ChoralSounds Northwest and VocalSounds Northwest collaborate with Northwest Symphony Orchestra to celebrate 250 years of Beethoven by performing his powerful and exquisite Mass in C, Op. 86. This earlier setting of his two masses shows Beethoven’s respect for Mozart and Haydn in this genre but also displays his own unique voice that continues to astound listeners two and a half centuries later. This performance will be offered in Burien and Bellevue.

Who’s ready for a brand new day?

Choir of the Sound celebrates the power of storytelling with songs from some of the world’s great poets and lyricists. We are singing the sun out from behind the clouds with words of hope from poets Rumi, Robert Frost, and Emily Dickinson. The times, they are a-changin’, so let us lift your spirits with songs from pop legends David Bowie, Joni Mitchell, and The Beatles. Are you ready for some dancing in the streets?

Join us for an evening of looking back, looking within, and looking ahead through music.

Concert: A Season of Dedication: MORITZ & MADRIGALS
Sunday, June 5, 2022Jun 5, 2022, 3:00pm at (Venue To Be Announced)
Tickets: $20

Moritz of Hesse-Kassel was the first patron of Heinrich Schütz, financing the composer’s first trip to Venice, where he studied with Giovanni Gabrieli. We will perform selections from Schütz’s Italian Madrigals and settings by the dedicatee of that collection, Duke Moritz himself. Modern “madrigals” by contemporary women composers complete this program and our season.

Concert: A Sondheim Serenade
Saturday, June 4, 2022Jun 4, 2022, 3:00pm at Bellingham High School, Bellingham, WA
Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 seniors/students

The Kulshan Chorus and Sno-King Chorale join forces to present a choral celebration of the late Stephen Sondheim’s music. Accompanied by Washington’s most talented instrumentalists, these performances will entertain and inspire you and whatever Company you bring! Don’t fear any demon barbers and come and enjoy A little night music. These Saturday performances will have you smiling for at least 24 hours, inspiring you to take some time Sunday in the park or a stroll into the woods. See you when the curtain is raised!

Concert: The Way Home — Music of Refuge
Friday, June 3, 2022Jun 3, 2022, 7:30pm at Online Event (Link in description)
Tickets: $38 prime, $28 general, $21 senior/young adult, $0 students. Virtual tickets $20. PWYC options.

The Way Home honors America’s cultural heritage in a way that seeks to foster a mutual respect for the values of all persons and groups—including immigrants and refugees—as well as enrich our humanity by broadening our understanding of ourselves. Music from trailblazing young composers such as Saunder Choi, Melissa Dunphy, Caroline Shaw, and Derrick Skye explore the peril and helplessness faced by many refugees, while songs from the beginning of the millennium connect similar experiences across human history.

Concert: We Shall Sing!
Saturday, June 4, 2022Jun 4, 2022, 7:00pm at Kirkland Congregational United Church of Christ, Kirkland, WA
Tickets: $20 General Admission, Children 12 and under $15

How can we keep from singing when a memory ignites the flame and we open ourselves to a song? We shall sing. We’re determined to use our voices. Join us as we share songs of joy, strength, resilience, and love and discover why we sing. For Tickets visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5448278

Audition: Open Auditions — Youth and Children's Choirs
Sunday, June 5, 2022Jun 5, 2022, 1:00pm at Faith Lutheran Church, Redmond, WA

We are hosting open auditions for singers of all ages and experiences. COME JOIN US!

June 6–12, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Because We're Happy! — Come hear Northwest Girlchoir close our 49th season on a joyful note as we present our annual June c
Sunday, June 12, 2022Jun 12, 2022, 2:00pm at Everett Civic Auditorium, Everett, WA
Tickets: $20 General Admission

Come hear Northwest Girlchoir close our 49th season on a joyful note as we present our annual June concert, Because We're Happy! 200+ choristers from all six Northwest Girlchoir ensembles (grades 1-12) perform choral repertoire from around the world, spanning musical history in one unified concert event. Join us as we explore happiness in all its forms, from the ridiculous to the sublime. Laugh along with Rossini's musical jokes in Duetto Buffo di Due Gatti, marvel at the gleeful rhythmic complexities of Diana V. Sáez's Festejo, celebrate the life of Stephen Sondheim with his expansive showstopper Sunday, and "clap along if you know what happiness is to you" while all choristers combine for the Pharrell Williams smash hit, Happy.

Featuring Prep Choir, Fresca, Amabile, Vivace, Amore, and Ensemble. Tickets to be announced soon!

Concert: Columbia Children's Choirs Spring 2022 Concert — featuring Prima, Melodia, Harmonia, and Ragazzi
Tickets: $10-15

Columbia Choirs presents their Spring 2022 Children's Choirs Concert.

Concert: Columbia Youth Choirs Spring 2022 Concert — featuring Lyrica, Bel Canto, and Cantabile
Tickets: $10–15

Artistic Director Katrina Turman and Jennifer Faul present the Spring 2022 Youth Concert featuring Lyrica, Bel Canto, and Cantabile.

Concert: How Can I Keep from Singing?
Saturday, June 11, 2022Jun 11, 2022, 7:30pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Saturday, June 11, 2022Jun 11, 2022, 7:30pm at Online Event (Link in description)
Tickets: $25 General; $20 Senior/Singer; Free to students 5-18 years old. Livestream free with $20 Sug. Don.

We welcome you to gather with us as we indulge the deep human need for musical expression. Music has a unique ability to meet us where we are. It can contain any human emotion it meets: sadness, inspiration, grief, joy, anger, or wonder as the world around us changes rapidly.

Zoltan Kodaly’s Esti Dal finds a soldier cold and alone. Harry T. Burleigh’s My Lord What a Morning meets despair with hope. Ola Gjeilo’s lush setting of Ubi Caritas reminds us of the strength we create when gathering with others: “...From a sincere heart, let us love one another.” Sarah Quartel’s arrangement of How Can I Keep From Singing? sums up how we feel as a choir. Arthur Sullivan, Heinrich Schütz, Abbie Betinis, and Susan Brumfield are among the other composers who offer us solace through their music.

Please join us in welcoming Chorus member Egija Ungure to the podium for Ēriks Ešenvalds's "My Song". Egija is a Latvian choral conductor on cultural exchange in the United States. She joined the Northwest Chamber Chorus in the fall of 2021. She is excited to lead us in a song that inspired her journey towards choral conducting.

Concert: THE SISTERS — A choral benefit for Ukraine
Saturday, June 11, 2022Jun 11, 2022, 8:00pm at St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA
Sunday, June 12, 2022Jun 12, 2022, 3:00pm at Holy Rosary Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Free-will suggested donation of $20.

With THE SISTERS, The Esoterics will present a program of Orthodox choral music by the Ukrainian composers Bohdana Frolyak and her late sister Hanna Havrylets. Hanna died tragically this year on the third day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, when she suffered an aneurysm and was unable to get medical attention in time.

Hanna's younger sister, Bohdana, has recovered her scores and shared them with director Eric Banks along with her own works. Eric has transliterated and translated these Ukrainian scores, so that The Esoterics can perform these sisters' music together.

No tickets or reservations are required for this concert, and a free-will donation will be taken at the door. All of the proceeds from this concert will benefit humanitarian organizations in the Ukraine that have been selected by Bohdana.

Concert: A Sondheim Serenade
Saturday, June 11, 2022Jun 11, 2022, 3:00pm at Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds, WA
Tickets: $25/$22/$15 (Adult/Senior&Military/Youth 12&under)

Sno-king Community Chorale and The Kulshan Chorus join to perform A Sondheim Serenade. Concerts are Saturday June 4, 2022, at 3PM in Bellingham at Bellingham High School and Saturday June 11, 2022, at 3pm in Edmonds at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Accompanied by Washington’s most talented instrumentalists.
These Saturday performances will inspire, entertain, and have you smiling for at least 24 hours. See you when the curtain is raised!

Concert: Spring Returns — Spring Concert by Northwest Chorale
Saturday, June 11, 2022Jun 11, 2022, 7:30pm at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Free-will offering only

Program includes William Byrd's Mass for Four Voices, Randall Thompson's Frostiana, and a selection of shorter works including a world premiere of a new piece by Brian Butz. As at all Northwest Chorale concerts, admission is free, but donations are accepted and all proceeds will be donated to Northwest Harvest, in accordance with Northwest Chorale's mission to support that organization's work of feeding the hungry in our community.

The Seattle Choral Company looks forward to their 41st season in 2022-2023 and will schedule auditions by appointment for singers throughout the summer months. Please follow the link provided and submit an application for review. Singers from all sections will be considered, depending on experience. Tenors and basses are encouraged to apply.

June 13–19, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: The Promised Land
Friday, June 17, 2022Jun 17, 2022, 7:30pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $20, $30, and $40

Anciently, the Promised Land was a place on this earth that God promised as a heritage to his people. They worked hard and traveled far to reach those lands. But those promised lands were symbolic of a land far more special and incredible - a place where we can live with God forever! We invite you to come and listen to our music about the Promised Land and our life-long journey to be prepared for it.

Concert: We Are Family — The postponed performance is finally here!
Saturday, June 18, 2022Jun 18, 2022, 4:00pm at Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $27.50 - $53

Since the Billboard Hot 100 began,
girl groups and sister acts topped the charts.
Powerhouse pop legends created the
intoxicating soundtrack to love, life, and social change.

Town Hall
June 18, 4 PM

The Seattle Choral Company looks forward to their 41st season in 2022-2023 and will schedule auditions by appointment for singers throughout the summer months. Please follow the link provided and submit an application for review. Singers from all sections will be considered, depending on experience. Tenors and basses are encouraged to apply.

Audition: Open Auditions — Youth and Children's Choirs
Thursday, June 16, 2022Jun 16, 2022, 7:00pm at Faith Lutheran Church, Redmond, WA

We are hosting open auditions for singers of all ages and experiences. COME JOIN US!

Support Choir of the Sound and join us for our annual gala auction and dinner.
Live in-person and online.

Ticket information coming soon!

Fundraiser: Road Trip. — Singing Our Way 'Cross the USA!
Thursday, June 16, 2022Jun 16, 2022, 6:30pm at Congregational Church on Mercer Island, Mercer Island, WA
Friday, June 17, 2022Jun 17, 2022, 6:30pm at Congregational Church on Mercer Island, Mercer Island, WA
Saturday, June 18, 2022Jun 18, 2022, 6:30pm at Congregational Church on Mercer Island, Mercer Island, WA
Tickets: Adults $100; Youth 12 and under $70; Video Only Family: $45; Super Supporter $175

Get your kicks on Route 66, leave your heart in San Francisco, and start spreadin' the news because you are invited to join us on a musical journey across the lower 48…dinner-theater style! Our annual fundraiser program will feature iconic songs inspired by the cities and states we know and love! Spend an evening supporting our mission with an hors d'oeuvres buffet, silent auction, wine bar and more.

June 20–26, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Pride Pops! — Seattle Men's Chorus joins the Seattle Symphony Orchestra for a special Pride production
Friday, June 24, 2022Jun 24, 2022, 8:00pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
Saturday, June 25, 2022Jun 25, 2022, 2:00pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
Saturday, June 25, 2022Jun 25, 2022, 8:00pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $35 - $101

The vibrant voices of the Seattle Men's Chorus join the Seattle Symphony
for this special Pride weekend concert event with conductor Lee Mills at the podium. Plus, the sensational NYC-based drag performance artist Thorgy Thor
(RuPaul's Drag Race, Dragnificent) leads the celebration as our fabulous host. Pride outfits encouraged!

Benaroya Hall
June 24, 8PM
June 25, 2PM
June 25, 8PM

The Seattle Choral Company looks forward to their 41st season in 2022-2023 and will schedule auditions by appointment for singers throughout the summer months. Please follow the link provided and submit an application for review. Singers from all sections will be considered, depending on experience. Tenors and basses are encouraged to apply.

Audition: Open Auditions — Youth and Children's Choirs
Saturday, June 25, 2022Jun 25, 2022, 10:00am at Faith Lutheran Church, Redmond, WA

We are hosting open auditions for singers of all ages and experiences. COME JOIN US!

Viva Voce, a subchorus of A Cappella Joy, will be hosting a Guest Rehearsal on Tuesday, June 21st, from 11-12 at Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church in Kirkland. This is a non-competitive chorus of treble singers who like to sing in the barbershop style but cannot commit to evening rehearsals. For more information, email vivavocesings@gmail.com. We would love to have you visit!!

June 27 – July 3, 2022 (Past)

 

Concert: Sing We America — All-American Independence Celebration
Sunday, July 3, 2022Jul 3, 2022, 3:00pm at Pickering Barn, Issaquah, WA
Tickets: Advance-$15, $12, $38 (family). At the door-$18, $15, $45 (family)

Our popular tribute to Independence Day returns to Issaquah’s historic Pickering Barn, with sing alongs, historical commentary, and all-American music to add sparkle to your July 4th festivities!

The Seattle Choral Company looks forward to their 41st season in 2022-2023 and will schedule auditions by appointment for singers throughout the summer months. Please follow the link provided and submit an application for review. Singers from all sections will be considered, depending on experience. Tenors and basses are encouraged to apply.

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, Kirkland, WA
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, Seattle, WA
Sunday, August 21, 2022Aug 21, 2022, 4:00pm at Christ Episcopal Church, Tacoma, WA
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.

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, Bellevue, WA
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, Seattle, WA
Tuesday, August 23, 2022Aug 23, 2022, 6:15pm at Epiphany Parish of Seattle, Seattle, WA

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, Seattle, WA

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, Seattle, WA

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*

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, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, August 31, 2022Aug 31, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, Seattle, WA
Thursday, September 1, 2022Sep 1, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, Seattle, WA
Friday, September 2, 2022Sep 2, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, Seattle, WA
Saturday, September 3, 2022Sep 3, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, Seattle, WA
Sunday, September 4, 2022Sep 4, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, Seattle, WA

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, Olympia, WA

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)

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, Vashon, WA
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, Seattle, WA

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, Seattle, WA

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, Seattle, WA

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, Seattle, WA
Tuesday, September 6, 2022Sep 6, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, September 7, 2022Sep 7, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, Seattle, WA
Thursday, September 8, 2022Sep 8, 2022, 5:00pm at University Heights Community Center, Seattle, WA

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, Seattle, WA

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, Seattle, WA

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, Seattle, WA

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, Seattle, WA

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, Seattle, WA

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, Seattle, WA
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

 

Concert: Balance
Saturday, October 8, 2022Oct 8, 7:30pm at First Free Methodist Church, Seattle, WA
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, 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

 

Concert: Heaven and Earth — Tavener's Ikon of Light, and Heaven and Earth by 6 Orthodox composers
Friday, October 14, 2022Oct 14, 7:30pm at St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA
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: My Heart Be Brave
Saturday, October 15, 2022Oct 15, 7:30pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, Seattle, WA
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.”

October 17–23, 2022

 

Concert: Fall Concerts
Friday, October 21, 2022Oct 21, 7:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle, WA
Saturday, October 22, 2022Oct 22, 2:00pm at Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle, WA
Saturday, October 22, 2022Oct 22, 7:30pm at Broadway Performance Hall, Seattle, WA
Tickets: tbd

Seattle Ladies Choir is excited to return to the stage!

Concert: Hope in the Northwest
Friday, October 21, 2022Oct 21, 7:30pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
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.

October 24–30, 2022

 

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.

Lecture/Class: Sing! Sing! Sing!
Wednesday, October 26, 2022Oct 26, 7:00pm at Temple B'nai Torah, Bellevue, WA
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, 4:00pm at Resonance at SOMA Towers, Bellevue, WA
Saturday, October 29, 2022Oct 29, 7:30pm at Resonance at SOMA Towers, Bellevue, WA
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

November 7–13, 2022

 

Concert: Songs for the People
Saturday, November 12, 2022Nov 12, 7:30pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Tickets TBD

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, 7:30pm at First Free Methodist Church, Seattle, WA
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.

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

 

Concert: Be the Change — Songs of Peace, Justice, and Compassion
Saturday, November 19, 2022Nov 19, 7:30pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Sunday, November 20, 2022Nov 20, 3:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
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: Motets I — Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied / Fürchte dich nicht
Sunday, November 20, 2022Nov 20, 3:00pm at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, Seattle, WA

“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.

November 28 – December 4, 2022

 

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

Concert: THEN — We were...
Sunday, December 4, 2022Dec 4, 3:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Sunday, December 4, 2022Dec 4, 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

December 5–11, 2022

 

Concert: Behold the Star — Holiday Choral Concert
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 3:00pm at Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore, WA
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 7:30pm at Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore, WA
Tickets: Tickets TBD

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, 3:00pm at Faith United Methodist, Issaquah, WA
Tickets: $20-adults, student/senio/veteran-$15

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

Annual Christmas concert collaboration between our two adult choirs.

Concert: Follow the Star - The Ballad of the Brown King — Annual Cathedral Christmas 2022
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 8:00pm at St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, WA
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: Happy Holidays 2022 — December Celebrations
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 7:00pm at Church of the Holy Cross, Redmond, WA
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 2:00pm at Church of the Holy Cross, Redmond, WA
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: Making Spirits Bright
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 3:00pm at New Hope Presbyterian Church, Kent, WA
Tickets: Free-will offering only

All RYC ensembles perform a variety of seasonal favorites separately and combined with special instrumental accompaniments. Expect RYC's usual eclectic mix for a *'TLC' experience!
*Tear, Laugh, Chill Bump, credit to Tim Selig.

Concert: THEN — We were...
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 7:30pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 7:30pm 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: Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 7:00pm at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Enumclaw, WA
Sunday, December 11, 2022Dec 11, 2:30pm at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Enumclaw, WA
Tickets: $15 General Admission; Free 12 and under; Pre-sale $15
Concert: Warmth in the Winter — A Benefit Concert for Lowell Elementary
Saturday, December 10, 2022Dec 10, 5:00pm at Volunteer Park Seventh Day Adventist Church, Seattle, WA
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.

December 12–18, 2022

 

Concert: Behold the Star — Holiday Choral Concert
Saturday, December 17, 2022Dec 17, 7:30pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Tickets TBD

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: Blessings in Bethlehem
Monday, December 12, 2022Dec 12, 7:30pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
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, 7:30pm at Holy Rosary Church, Seattle, WA
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 Gift of Song — SGC's Annual All-Choir Holiday Performance
Saturday, December 17, 2022Dec 17, 12:00pm at Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, WA
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, 2:30pm at First Free Methodist Church, Seattle, WA
Sunday, December 18, 2022Dec 18, 2:30pm at Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore, WA
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, 7:30pm at McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center, Mt Vernon, WA
Sunday, December 18, 2022Dec 18, 2:00pm at McIntyre Hall Performing Arts & Conference Center, Mt Vernon, WA
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.

January 16–22, 2023

 

Concert: A Byzantine Emperor at King Henry’s Court — Christmas 1400 in London
Friday, January 20, 2023Jan 20, 7:30pm at St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $32 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.

January 30 – February 5, 2023

 

Concert: Concord & Discord
Saturday, February 4, 2023Feb 4, 7:30pm at First Free Methodist Church, Seattle, WA
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.

February 6–12, 2023

 

Concert: New Colossus
Saturday, February 11, 2023Feb 11, 7:30pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Tickets TBD

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.

March 6–12, 2023

 

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, Seattle, WA

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.

March 13–19, 2023

 

Concert: NOW — We are...
Sunday, March 19, 2023Mar 19, 3:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: General Admission: $25+fees, Seniors/Singers $20+fees, Youth 5-18 Free, Pay-What-You-Can available

Continuing our journey through time, we’ll take stock of where we have arrived, reflecting on what we cherish, and how we find strength when we need it most. We will hear old favorites and new music from Ysaye Barnwell, Gwennyth Walker, Josef Rheinberger, Moses Hogan, Thomas A Dorsey, Eric William Barnum, and JS Bach.

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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, Seattle, WA
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, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Tickets TBD

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 Reena Priest.

Concert: NOW — We are...
Saturday, March 25, 2023Mar 25, 7:30pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: General Admission: $25+fees, Seniors/Singers $20+fees, Youth 5-18 Free, Pay-What-You-Can available

Continuing our journey through time, we’ll take stock of where we have arrived, reflecting on what we cherish, and how we find strength when we need it most. We will hear old favorites and new music from Ysaye Barnwell, Gwennyth Walker, Josef Rheinberger, Moses Hogan, Thomas A Dorsey, Eric William Barnum, and JS Bach.

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March 27 – April 2, 2023

 

Concert: Rise Into Spring
Friday, March 31, 2023Mar 31, 7:30pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
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.

Concert: SilverSounds Spring Concert: Let Us Take You There
Saturday, April 1, 2023Apr 1, 2:00pm at Highline Performing Art Center, Burien, WA
Sunday, April 2, 2023Apr 2, 2:00pm at Highline Performing Art Center, Burien, WA
Tickets: Adults $15 · 17 & under free with adult

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April 10–16, 2023

 

Concert: Choral Echoes
Saturday, April 15, 2023Apr 15, 7:30pm at Plymouth Congregational Church, Seattle, WA
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.

May 1–7, 2023

 

Concert: Celebrating in Song 2023
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 special guest musicians as we joyfully sing together for our appreciative audiences.

Concert: Hope & Joy
Sunday, May 7, 2023May 7, 7:00pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
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.

May 15–21, 2023

 

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

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Concert: Smyth & Mozart
Saturday, May 20, 2023May 20, 8:00pm at St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA
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: We Are One
Sunday, May 21, 2023May 21, 3:00pm at New Hope Presbyterian Church, Kent, WA
Tickets: Free-will offering only

All RYC ensembles perform

May 29 – June 4, 2023

 

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

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, Seattle, WA
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: NEXT — We will be...
Saturday, June 10, 2023Jun 10, 7:30pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
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, Seattle, WA
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

 

Concert: Celebrate in Song
Friday, June 23, 2023Jun 23, 7:30pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
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!

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