GSCC Member Event

This Shining Night/Music & Poetry for a Summer Eve
Music of Lauridsen, Skirvin, Glass, and Corigliano

Hosting Ensemble: Seattle Choral Company
Event Type: Concert
Ticket Prices: $25 (general), $20 (senior) $5 (student), child 6-11 n/c. At the door: $30 (general), $24 (senior).
Event Dates:
Saturday, June 10, 2023Jun 10, 8:00pm at Seattle First Baptist Church, Seattle, WA


“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

This Shining Night/Music & Poetry for a Summer Eve. Morten Lauridsen, composer of Nocturnes
This Shining Night/Music & Poetry for a Summer Eve. Morten Lauridsen, composer of Nocturnes
Seattle Choral Company. The Seattle Choral Company is a Resident Artist at Saint Mark's Cathedral. Photo by Danielle Barnum.
Seattle Choral Company. The Seattle Choral Company is a Resident Artist at Saint Mark's Cathedral. Photo by Danielle Barnum.