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silent night

Both remaining performances at Bastyr University Chapel on December 15 are sold out; call us at 206-781-2766 or email us at admin@seattlepromusica.org to be added to our waitlist.

WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT SILENT NIGHT

  • 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, as well as the 200th anniversary of the carol Silent Night. Karen’s chosen music that honors the 1914 Christmas truce during which English, French, and German troops ceased hostilities - so the concert title has a double meaning.

  • The program is divided into sections (Winter, The Guns of War, Christmas Eve, Carols in No-Man’s-Land, Truce, Gifts, and Peace) and most sections feature a song from Germany, one from France, and one from England.

  • Two times during the concert, the choir will physically divide into three choirs and sing across the space in multiple languages - as we imagine the soldiers might’ve done.

  • Between songs, we include readings from letters sent home by soldiers who experienced the truce.

  • We’ll open the concert with a candlelight processional and close with an audience sing-along.

Listen to excerpts from Silent Night: