Our concert season is sure to inspire joy and wonder.

For our complete 2016-17 schedule, including outreach performances, lectures, and other special appearances, visit our full calendar.

We have an exciting year planned for you, ranging from December holiday music that celebrates winter lights in Star of Wonder, to Leonard Bernstein’s beloved Chichester Psalms and James MacMillan’s haunting Cantos sagrados. We are especially pleased to present Ralph Vaughan Williams’ searing anti-war masterpiece, Dona nobis pacem, for choir, soloists, and orchestra.

Please join us for a season of vibrant music and profound emotion as expressed by the human voice.

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.

Free pre-concert talks by conductor Karen P. Thomas one hour prior to all performances of Star of Wonder. 

Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Seattle First Baptist Church – 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle

Saturday, December 17, 2016 – 3:00pm & 7:30pm       
Chapel at Bastyr University – 14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore

Christmas with Seattle Pro Musica is our annual family holiday concert. Bring your whole family to our one-hour celebration! 

Students from area schools will join us for traditional carols, holiday stories, and an audience sing-along.  It's an event that will delight children and their families!

Sunday, December 11, 2016 – 3:00 pm
University Unitarian Church - 6556 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

“Behold how good, and how pleasant it is, for brethren to dwell together in unity.”

Bernstein’s beloved Chichester Psalms is paired with James MacMillan’s deeply moving Cantos sagrados in this concert of sacred music for choir and organ. Both works explore the theme of liberation –the desire of humankind to seek social justice and peace. Scottish composer MacMillan’s riveting Cantos sagrados uses Latin American liberation theology poetry to address contemporary issues of government repression and the “disappearances” of political prisoners in Latin America. Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms speaks eloquently of humanity’s capacity for compassion and tolerance.

Saturday, February 25, 2017 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017 – 8:00 pm

St. James Cathedral – 9th & Marion, Seattle

“Word over all, beautiful as the sky,
Beautiful that war and all its deeds of carnage
     must in time be utterly lost.”

– Walt Whitman

Ralph Vaughan Williams’ masterful cantata for soloists, choir, and orchestra, is one of the most important anti-war compositions of the 20th century. 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.

Friday, May 19, 2017 ‐ 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 20, 2017 ‐ 8:00 pm

St. James Cathedral – 9th & Marion, Seattle