GSCC Member Organization

Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers

Mailing Address:
1916 Pike Pl. Ste 12 #112
Seattle, WA 98101
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: William White
Founded: 1969
Next Anniversary: 2019–2020 academic year
Ensemble Type: Adult Auditioned Community Choir
(Prepared piece to sing, vocalization, and some sight reading)
Size: 55 members
Yearly Contributions: Free
(Choir members purchase their own music)
Rehearses: Tuesdays, 7:30pm during the Academic Year at Faith Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
(Concert weeks there is an added Wed rehearsal with the orchestra and Friday night dress)

Upcoming Events

2019 Auditions
Saturday, August 24, 2019Aug 24, 1:00pm at Faith Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Origins
"The Earthmakers" by Carol Sams
Saturday, October 5, 2019Oct 5, 7:30pm at First Free Methodist Church, Seattle, WA
Memorials
Saturday, November 2, 2019Nov 2, 7:30pm at First Free Methodist Church, Seattle, WA
Handel's Messiah
Seattle
Saturday, December 14, 2019Dec 14, 2:00pm at Plymouth Congregational Church, Seattle, WA
Handel's Messiah
Bastyr
Sunday, December 15, 2019Dec 15, 2:00pm at Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore, WA
Ancestors
Saturday, February 15, 2020Feb 15, 7:30pm at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center, Shoreline, WA
Sacrifice
Bach's Saint Matthew Passion
Friday, March 20, 2020Mar 20, 7:00pm at St. Joseph Parish, Seattle, WA
Celebration
Season Finale at Benaroya Hall
Sunday, May 3, 2020May 3, 7:30pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Description

Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers form a partnership unique among Pacific Northwest musical organizations, combining a 70-member orchestra with a 55-voice chorus to perform oratorio masterworks alongside symphonic and a cappella repertoire. OSSCS offers 6-8 concerts per season.

OSSCS's nearly fifty-year history includes many world, North American, and regional premieres, and a commitment to innovative programming. Collaboration and community outreach are central to our mission, and our goal is to be among the leaders in Seattle's artistic community.

The focus of our 2018-2019 Season will be the works of Lili Boulanger, one of music history's lost geniuses. Other highlights include Haydn's "Autumn" from The Seasons, Handel's Messiah, Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms, and a collaboration with the University of Washington choirs to perform Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.

Some repertoire highlights from our past include: Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Poulenc's Gloria, Bach's B Minor Mass and passion settings, Mozart's Requiem, and Brahms' German Requiem.

*OSSCS is actively seeking new choir members for the 2018-2019 season. Please email info@osscs.org for more information or to schedule an audition.*

Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers
Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers