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Praised for her “clear, bright voice” (New York Times) and “artistry that belies her young years” (Kansas City Metropolis), soprano   Estelí Gomez   is quickly gaining recognition as a stylish interpreter of early and contemporary repertoires.

Praised for her “clear, bright voice” (New York Times) and “artistry that belies her young years” (Kansas City Metropolis), soprano Estelí Gomez is quickly gaining recognition as a stylish interpreter of early and contemporary repertoires.

Passion and Resurrection
May 18 & 19, 2019 - 8pm

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Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds is one of the most exciting voices in choral music today. In May, we present his Passion and Resurrection, a dramatic masterwork for choir, soprano soloist, and string orchestra. For these concerts, we’re honored to be joined by soprano Estelí Gomez, perhaps best known for her work with the GRAMMY-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth.

The program also includes Frank Martin’s soaring Mass for Double Choir and the world premiere of Panta rhei, a new work by Seattle Pro Musica’s conductor, Karen P. Thomas.

What’s interesting about this concert:

Passion and Resurrection by Ēriks Ešenvalds 

  • Contains multitudes: powerful and dramatic, tender and gentle, universal and personal.

  • The primary soloist is a female character who serves as narrator and Mary Magdalene - it's rare to have a female perspective in a biblical tale, and by making the soloist a part of the story, it becomes more immediate and relatable.

Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir 

  • …wasn’t supposed to be published! Martin thought that this piece was too personal, and that it (and he) would be judged for it.

  • The piece was finally premiered in 1963 and is recognized as one of the greatest a cappella choral masterpieces of the 20th century. 

Panta rhei by Karen P. Thomas

  • A world premiere, commissioned for Seattle Pro Musica by longtime supporters Sam and Mona Dworkin!

  • You might see a quartet standing with the double basses - Sam and Mona requested that performers intermingle as a sort of visual representation of the fact that singers and instrumentalists should be regarded equally as musicians.

  • Karen wrote this piece to take advantage of St. James' fabulous acoustics. For the opening sequence, musicians will sing from all over the cathedral.

Saturday, May 18, 2019 ‐ 8:00 pm (see seat map)
Sunday, May 19, 2019 ‐ 8:00 pm (see seat map)
St. James Cathedral – 9th & Marion, Seattle

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