Aug
20
to Aug 22

Season Auditions

  • Epiphany Parish of Seattle (map)
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Great singers and great people are always welcome! 

Our 2018-19 season auditions will take place at Epiphany Parish in the evenings of August 20, 21 and 22nd; we will begin scheduling appointments in mid-June.

If you would like to be added to the list for our 2018-19 season, please email us at auditions@seattlepromusica.org!

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Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Distant Worlds: FINAL FANTASY with Seattle Symphony

Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY® returns to Benaroya Hall! This spectacular concert, featuring the music of Japanese composer in attendance, Nobuo Uematsu and conducted by Grammy Award winner Arnie Roth, has captivated audiences worldwide, combining video and music to immerse the audience in the fantastical video game world of FINAL FANTASY®.

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Sep
13
7:30 PM19:30

Distant Worlds: FINAL FANTASY with Seattle Symphony

Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY® returns to Benaroya Hall! This spectacular concert, featuring the music of Japanese composer in attendance, Nobuo Uematsu and conducted by Grammy Award winner Arnie Roth, has captivated audiences worldwide, combining video and music to immerse the audience in the fantastical video game world of FINAL FANTASY®.

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Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Rearranged

SPM performs tunes from beloved movie musicals at The Triple Door! Join members of Seattle Pro Musica and emcee Karen P. Thomas for a lively evening of Broadway choruses and cabaret solos, all drawn from stage and screen musicals. Enjoy cocktails, wine, beer, and delicious food from the Wild Ginger-inspired menu while watching the talented members of SPM share their favorite standards.

Two shows: 7:00 pm and 9:15 pm.

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Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Silent Night

2018 marks the 100 th anniversary of the end of WWI, the “war to end all wars.” Our concert is inspired by the
Christmas truce in 1914 during which roughly 100,000 English, French, and German troops ceased hostilities to
offer holiday greetings, mingle, and even exchange gifts. We celebrate this spirit of peace with carols and
holiday music from England, France, and Germany.

December 2018 also marks the 200 th anniversary of the creation and premiere of the beloved carol “Silent
Night,” written during an era when all of Europe suffered from political upheaval, war, and economic hardship.
In 1818, Joseph Mohr brought his original text to organist Franz Xaver Gruber and asked for a simple melody
with guitar accompaniment for a Christmas Eve service—the result has since become a timeless expression of
light, hope, and solace.

Our December concerts often sell out in advance and elicit glowing reviews: “Seattle Pro Musica’s annual
Christmas concert is a gourmet event for music lovers.” - Pippa Kiraly, Sunbreak

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Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Silent Night

2018 marks the 100 th anniversary of the end of WWI, the “war to end all wars.” Our concert is inspired by the
Christmas truce in 1914 during which roughly 100,000 English, French, and German troops ceased hostilities to
offer holiday greetings, mingle, and even exchange gifts. We celebrate this spirit of peace with carols and
holiday music from England, France, and Germany.

December 2018 also marks the 200 th anniversary of the creation and premiere of the beloved carol “Silent
Night,” written during an era when all of Europe suffered from political upheaval, war, and economic hardship.
In 1818, Joseph Mohr brought his original text to organist Franz Xaver Gruber and asked for a simple melody
with guitar accompaniment for a Christmas Eve service—the result has since become a timeless expression of
light, hope, and solace.

Our December concerts often sell out in advance and elicit glowing reviews: “Seattle Pro Musica’s annual
Christmas concert is a gourmet event for music lovers.” - Pippa Kiraly, Sunbreak

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Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

Silent Night

2018 marks the 100 th anniversary of the end of WWI, the “war to end all wars.” Our concert is inspired by the
Christmas truce in 1914 during which roughly 100,000 English, French, and German troops ceased hostilities to
offer holiday greetings, mingle, and even exchange gifts. We celebrate this spirit of peace with carols and
holiday music from England, France, and Germany.

December 2018 also marks the 200 th anniversary of the creation and premiere of the beloved carol “Silent
Night,” written during an era when all of Europe suffered from political upheaval, war, and economic hardship.
In 1818, Joseph Mohr brought his original text to organist Franz Xaver Gruber and asked for a simple melody
with guitar accompaniment for a Christmas Eve service—the result has since become a timeless expression of
light, hope, and solace.

Our December concerts often sell out in advance and elicit glowing reviews: “Seattle Pro Musica’s annual
Christmas concert is a gourmet event for music lovers.” - Pippa Kiraly, Sunbreak

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Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

Silent Night

2018 marks the 100 th anniversary of the end of WWI, the “war to end all wars.” Our concert is inspired by the
Christmas truce in 1914 during which roughly 100,000 English, French, and German troops ceased hostilities to
offer holiday greetings, mingle, and even exchange gifts. We celebrate this spirit of peace with carols and
holiday music from England, France, and Germany.

December 2018 also marks the 200 th anniversary of the creation and premiere of the beloved carol “Silent
Night,” written during an era when all of Europe suffered from political upheaval, war, and economic hardship.
In 1818, Joseph Mohr brought his original text to organist Franz Xaver Gruber and asked for a simple melody
with guitar accompaniment for a Christmas Eve service—the result has since become a timeless expression of
light, hope, and solace.

Our December concerts often sell out in advance and elicit glowing reviews: “Seattle Pro Musica’s annual
Christmas concert is a gourmet event for music lovers.” - Pippa Kiraly, Sunbreak

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Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Pacific Voices

In March, we celebrate the universal allure of a cappella choral music with a showcase of works by contemporary Asian and Asian-American composers, including the Indian subcontinent. The composers whose works are represented include Hyo-Won Woo, Sungji Hong, Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Budi Susanto Yohanes, Victor Paranjoti, and A.R. Rahman. Of these, Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) is probably the most familiar to American audiences for his prolific body of work for film and stage, earning him the nickname “the Mozart of Madras.”

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Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

Pacific Voices

In March, we celebrate the universal allure of a cappella choral music with a showcase of works by contemporary Asian and Asian-American composers, including the Indian subcontinent. The composers whose works are represented include Hyo-Won Woo, Sungji Hong, Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Budi Susanto Yohanes, Victor Paranjoti, and A.R. Rahman. Of these, Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) is probably the most familiar to American audiences for his prolific body of work for film and stage, earning him the nickname “the Mozart of Madras.”

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May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Passion and Resurrection

Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds is one of the most exciting voices in choral music today, and his Passion and Resurrection is a crowning achievement that has earned him critical raves (“a powerful and impressive piece”, “surely set to become a classic”). This large-scale dramatic work for choir, soprano soloist, and strings will be presented along with Frank Martin’s incomparable Mass for Double Choir, and the world premiere of a new work by Seattle Pro Musica’s conductor, Karen P. Thomas.

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May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Passion and Resurrection

Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds is one of the most exciting voices in choral music today, and his Passion and Resurrection is a crowning achievement that has earned him critical raves (“a powerful and impressive piece”, “surely set to become a classic”). This large-scale dramatic work for choir, soprano soloist, and strings will be presented along with Frank Martin’s incomparable Mass for Double Choir, and the world premiere of a new work by Seattle Pro Musica’s conductor, Karen P. Thomas.

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OCWC and Chroma: Joint Concert
Jul
3
7:30 PM19:30

OCWC and Chroma: Joint Concert

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To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the Orange County Women's Chorus is embarking on a tour to the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia! This performance features joint singing with Seattle Pro Musica's SSAA ensemble, Chroma.

A free will offering at the door benefits Solid Ground’s programs, providing housing assistance to those in need. 


ORANGE COUNTY WOMEN’S CHORUS 

Eliza Rubenstein is the Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Orange Coast College, and the Artistic Director of the international prize-winning Orange County Women’s Chorus and the Long Beach Chorale & Chamber Orchestra. Born into a musical family in Missouri, she told her parents when she was 4 that she wanted to take violin lessons so that she could “play on street corners for money” when she grew up. Though that particular career path was diverted, she studied choral conducting and English literature at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music before moving to California to earn her master’s degree at UC-Irvine. Choruses under her direction have performed throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, and she made her Carnegie Hall debut in June 2017, conducting the Carnegie premiere of Kirke Mechem’s choral-orchestral cantata Songs of the Slave. She also serves on the board of the California Choral Directors’ Association as the editor of the award-winning Cantate magazine. Eliza is a former animal-shelter supervisor and the co-author of a book about dog adoption; she even presented a seminar called “Sit, Stay, Sing!: What Choral Conductors Can Learn from Dog Trainers” at the 2006 ACDA western-division convention. Her family includes her partner, Julie; a yellow Labrador and retired service dog, Dayton; and a grey cat, Wilbur. When not making music, Eliza’s passionate about photography, grammar, and the St. Louis Cardinals. 

The Orange County Women’s Chorus, celebrating its 20th anniversary season and directed since 2000 by Eliza Rubenstein, has become one of southern California’s leading choruses. The OCWC has performed at regional venues including the Orange County Performing Arts Center, the Irvine Barclay Theatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall’s REDCAT Theater, and the 2004 and 2012 western regional conferences of the American Choral Directors’ Association, and further afield at Great St. Mary’s (Cambridge), Bristol Cathedral, Chepstow Castle, and Carnegie Hall. The chorus was named a 2014 Outstanding Arts Organization by Arts Orange County and won a prize at the 2015 International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales. 

The OCWC’s wide-ranging repertoire especially emphasizes contemporary and little-known works. The chorus is committed to exploring works by women composers of the past and the present, and has commissioned new works by Kirke Mechem, Ruth Huber, Angel Lam, Dale Trumbore, Sharon Farber, and Joan Szymko. The OCWC website hosts a nationally-known database of choral works by women composers at www.womencomposers.ocwomenschorus.org

The chorus’s members include teachers, professors, nurses, executives, students, artists, activists, mothers, and grandmothers, many of whom made their Carnegie Hall debut performing Kirke Mechem’s Songs of the Slave under the baton of Eliza Rubenstein in June 2017. Learn more about the OCWC and take a look behind the scenes in our new video! Visit www.ocwomenschorus.org

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Jun
24
7:30 PM19:30

Andrea Bocelli, Seattle Pro Musica, and the Seattle Symphony

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On June 24, world-renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli will be returning to the U.S. for five special concert dates all culminating with a final concert in Seattle. Each performance will feature Andrea Bocelli’s unmatched repertoire of famed arias, love songs and beloved crossover hits.

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May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Sacred Ground

“Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Mother Earth, who sustains us and governs us."
— St. Francis of Assisi

Sacred Ground presents choral music that explores our spiritual relationship with the natural world. The program includes: An Apostrophe to the Heavenly Hosts for multiple choirs by Healey Willan; Canticle of the Sun, a setting of the Saint Francis of Assisi text by rising star Tõnu Kõrvits; and Hyo-Won Woo's Amazing Grace in which singers recreate the sounds of wind, water, and birdsong.

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May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Sacred Ground

 

“Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Mother Earth, who sustains us and governs us."
— St. Francis of Assisi

Sacred Ground presents choral music that explores our spiritual relationship with the natural world. The program includes: An Apostrophe to the Heavenly Hosts for multiple choirs by Healey Willan; Canticle of the Sun, a setting of the Saint Francis of Assisi text by rising star Tõnu Kõrvits; and Hyo-Won Woo's Amazing Grace in which singers recreate the sounds of wind, water, and birdsong.

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Mar
18
3:00 PM15:00

Sounds and Sweet Airs at Faith Lutheran

Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises. Sounds, and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.
— The Tempest

Seattle Pro Musica will join more than two dozen renowned performing arts organizations in a citywide celebration of William Shakespeare. Sounds and Sweet Airs will showcase choral settings of poetry and prose by the Bard of Avon – including world premieres from Northwest composers Jessica French, Don Skirvin, and Giselle Wyers.

Our March 18 concert of Sounds and Sweet Airs will be performed by our small ensembles rather than the full choir.

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Mar
17
7:30 PM19:30

Sounds and Sweet Airs at First Baptist

Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises. Sounds, and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.
— The Tempest

Seattle Pro Musica will join more than two dozen renowned performing arts organizations in a citywide celebration of William Shakespeare. Sounds and Sweet Airs will showcase choral settings of poetry and prose by the Bard of Avon – including world premieres from Northwest composers Jessica French, Don Skirvin, and Giselle Wyers.

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Mar
11
7:30 PM19:30

Sounds and Sweet Airs at Trinity Lynnwood

Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises. Sounds, and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.
— The Tempest

Seattle Pro Musica will join more than two dozen renowned performing arts organizations in a citywide celebration of William Shakespeare. Sounds and Sweet Airs will showcase choral settings of poetry and prose by the Bard of Avon – including world premieres from Northwest composers Jessica French, Don Skirvin, and Giselle Wyers.

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Dec
16
7:30 PM19:30

Winter Rose at Bastyr - 7:30pm

The “winter rose” – also called the “Christmas rose” or “snow rose” – is known for blooming during the darkest days of winter in the mountains of Central Europe. Our holiday concert celebrates the light and hope symbolized by the winter rose with such favorites as Lo, how a rose e’er blooming by Praetorius and A spotless rose by Herbert Howells.

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Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Winter Rose at Bastyr - 3pm

The “winter rose” – also called the “Christmas rose” or “snow rose” – is known for blooming during the darkest days of winter in the mountains of Central Europe. Our holiday concert celebrates the light and hope symbolized by the winter rose with such favorites as Lo, how a rose e’er blooming by Praetorius and A spotless rose by Herbert Howells.

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Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

Winter Rose at First Baptist - 7:30pm

The “winter rose” – also called the “Christmas rose” or “snow rose” – is known for blooming during the darkest days of winter in the mountains of Central Europe. Our holiday concert celebrates the light and hope symbolized by the winter rose with such favorites as Lo, how a rose e’er blooming by Praetorius and A spotless rose by Herbert Howells.

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Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Winter Rose at First Baptist - 3pm

The “winter rose” – also called the “Christmas rose” or “snow rose” – is known for blooming during the darkest days of winter in the mountains of Central Europe. Our holiday concert celebrates the light and hope symbolized by the winter rose with such favorites as Lo, how a rose e’er blooming by Praetorius and A spotless rose by Herbert Howells.

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Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Berlioz Requiem

Berlioz’s Requiem shakes the earth below and soars to the heavens above, all while surrounding us with a profusion of orchestral and choral colors. This glorious work unites the spiritual and physical aspects of sound like nothing else in music.

Seattle Pro Musica joins the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Chorale, and tenor Kenneth Tarver for performances of this extraordinary work on November 9 and 11.

Tickets are currently available as part of a Seattle Symphony Orchestra season subscription.

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Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

Berlioz Requiem

Berlioz’s Requiem shakes the earth below and soars to the heavens above, all while surrounding us with a profusion of orchestral and choral colors. This glorious work unites the spiritual and physical aspects of sound like nothing else in music.

Seattle Pro Musica joins the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Chorale, and tenor Kenneth Tarver for performances of this extraordinary work on November 9 and 11.

Currently, tickets are only available as part of a Seattle Symphony Orchestra season subscription.

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Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Rearranged

Join members of Seattle Pro Musica and emcee Karen P. Thomas for a lively evening of Broadway choruses and cabaret solos. Enjoy a delicious full dinner and cocktails from Wild Ginger and meet some of the talented members of our community as they share their favorite standards from stage and screen at the gorgeous Triple Door!

Friday, September 29
at the Triple Door
two showtimes: 7:30 and 9:15pm

apx. 80 minutes, no intermission
full menu and bar available

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Jul
15
12:30 PM12:30

The Masters Class

  • The Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center (map)
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Our second "Masters Class" offers nine students the opportunity to perform for and work with several masters of vocal music - Beth Kirchoff, Nancy Zylstra, and Stephen Wall. Open to the public; all proceeds will support Seattle Pro Musica's Education and Outreach programs.

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May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Dona nobis pacem - May 19

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Written between World War I and II, Dona nobis pacem (Grant us peace) is one of Ralph 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.

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Dec
17
7:30 PM19:30

Star of Wonder at Bastyr University Chapel, 7:30pm

Star of Wonder showcases music from around the world that evokes the winter lights of the holiday season. The program covers over a thousand years of choral music, from medieval chant to contemporary works. Centerpieces include the ethereally beautiful Stars by Ēriks Ešenvalds, Morten Lauridsen’s O magnum mysterium, and Eric Whitacre’s shimmering Lux Aurumque. Also featured are recent works by Judith Weir, John Rutter, and Gabriel Jackson.

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Dec
17
3:00 PM15:00

Star of Wonder at Bastyr University Chapel, 3pm

Star of Wonder showcases music from around the world that evokes the winter lights of the holiday season. The program covers over a thousand years of choral music, from medieval chant to contemporary works. Centerpieces include the ethereally beautiful Stars by Ēriks Ešenvalds, Morten Lauridsen’s O magnum mysterium, and Eric Whitacre’s shimmering Lux Aurumque. Also featured are recent works by Judith Weir, John Rutter, and Gabriel Jackson.

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Dec
10
7:30 PM19:30

Star of Wonder at First Baptist

Star of Wonder showcases music from around the world that evokes the winter lights of the holiday season. The program covers over a thousand years of choral music, from medieval chant to contemporary works. Centerpieces include the ethereally beautiful Stars by Ēriks Ešenvalds, Morten Lauridsen’s O magnum mysterium, and Eric Whitacre’s shimmering Lux Aurumque. Also featured are recent works by Judith Weir, John Rutter, and Gabriel Jackson.

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