GiveBIG through May 4 in support of Seattle Pro Musica
UPDATE: Due to technical problems on May 3, the Seattle Foundation has elected to extend GiveBIG through midnight on May 4! Thanks to those of you who have tirelessly refreshed our page in your efforts to contribute to Seattle Pro Musica; we appreciate your patience and your support!
GiveBIG is an online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to the non-profit organizations that make our region a healthier, more vital place. A share of every gift made via our page on the Seattle Foundation website before midnight on May 4 will be matched by Seattle Foundation's corporate sponsors. Donate to Seattle Pro Musica and help us make the most of GiveBIG!
BACH'S MASS IN B MINOR - ADDED EVENT!
Due to popular demand, we have elected to open our final dress rehearsal to audience members - at a reduced price! Learn more and secure your seats now for our open dress rehearsal on Friday, May 13, or our performance on Saturday, May 14.
Seattle Pro Musica presents J.S. Bach’s monumental Mass in B minor. Completed in 1748 just prior to the composer’s death, the Mass is perhaps Bach’s ultimate expression of both his musical skills and his deep personal faith.
We are joined by the renowned period-instrument orchestra Pacific MusicWorks with concertmaster Tekla Cunningham, Baroque trumpet virtuoso Kris Kwapis, and four stellar soloists: Kendra Colton, soprano; Joseph Schlesinger, countertenor; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; and Charles Robert Stephens, bass.
LATEST NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
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International Women's Day
Happy International Women's Day! Every March, in honor of Women's History Month, the WPRB program Classical Discoveries presents their series "In Praise of Woman" to salute women composers.
Our own Karen P. Thomas will be featured on the March 9 episode - tune in at wprb.com to hear her piece "Lux Lucis" from our "Music of the Spirit" CD.
Upcoming season concerts
thank you for your support!
Our 22nd Gala Benefit & Auction, Enchantment Under the Sea, took place on April 9 - and we are so grateful to our attendees and donors. Visit our Auction page for a full list of the generous businesses that supported our annual event.
Did you miss your chance to support us through your attendance? We're always happy to accept a donation - you can support general operating funds or direct your support to our Fund-a-Dream project - the May 2017 presentation of Ralph Vaughan William's stunning Dona Nobis Pacem.
“Word over all, beautiful as the sky,
Beautiful that war and all its deeds of carnage must in time be utterly lost.”
– Walt Whitman
Written between World War I and II, Dona nobis pacem (Grant us peace) is one of Vaughan Williams’ most significant works. It is an impassioned plea for peace that blends Biblical text with the emotionally-charged anti-war poetry of Walt Whitman to create a searing indictment of the tragedy of war.
You can donate now, or mark your calendar for May 3 - when we'll participate in the Seattle Foundation's Annual Day of Giving, GIVEBIG!