Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Re-arranged

In the tradition of "miscast" cabarets, members of SPM and Karen P. Thomas will dazzle you with unlikely pairings of songs and singers. You’ll enjoy novel takes on Broadway choruses and cabaret solos along with delicious food and drink from Wild Ginger. Get ready for an evening of surprising match-ups and unexpected delights!

Two shows! 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm

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Dec
14
3:00 PM15:00

Solstice- Bastyr, 3 PM

Best of all, the quality showed why this choir is so well regarded…The entire program was a moving experience and a fitting beginning for the Christmas season.
— Pippa Kiraly, The SunBreak

For centuries, humans have reveled and sought comfort in festivals of light during the darkest time of year. Join us for afternoon and evening concerts of warm, joyous choral music from winter traditions around the world. Along with cherished solstice, Christmas, and Hanukkah music, we’ll share choral works from other festivals of light.

Our December concerts often sell out in advance and elicit glowing reviews.

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Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

Solstice- Bastyr, 7:30 PM

Best of all, the quality showed why this choir is so well regarded…The entire program was a moving experience and a fitting beginning for the Christmas season.
— Pippa Kiraly, The SunBreak

For centuries, humans have reveled and sought comfort in festivals of light during the darkest time of year. Join us for afternoon and evening concerts of warm, joyous choral music from winter traditions around the world. Along with cherished solstice, Christmas, and Hanukkah music, we’ll share choral works from other festivals of light.

Our December concerts often sell out in advance and elicit glowing reviews.

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Dec
21
3:00 PM15:00

Solstice- First Baptist, 3 PM

Best of all, the quality showed why this choir is so well regarded…The entire program was a moving experience and a fitting beginning for the Christmas season.
— Pippa Kiraly, The SunBreak

For centuries, humans have reveled and sought comfort in festivals of light during the darkest time of year. Join us for afternoon and evening concerts of warm, joyous choral music from winter traditions around the world. Along with cherished solstice, Christmas, and Hanukkah music, we’ll share choral works from other festivals of light.

Our December concerts often sell out in advance and elicit glowing reviews.

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Dec
21
7:30 PM19:30

Solstice- First Baptist, 7:30 PM

Best of all, the quality showed why this choir is so well regarded…The entire program was a moving experience and a fitting beginning for the Christmas season.
— Pippa Kiraly, The SunBreak

For centuries, humans have reveled and sought comfort in festivals of light during the darkest time of year. Join us for afternoon and evening concerts of warm, joyous choral music from winter traditions around the world. Along with cherished solstice, Christmas, and Hanukkah music, we’ll share choral works from other festivals of light.

Our December concerts often sell out in advance and elicit glowing reviews.

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Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

Shall Not Be Denied- Trinity Lutheran Church

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“Seattle Pro Musica shows off its massive singing chops… and the execution confirms the group’s status, under music director Karen P. Thomas, at the cutting edge of choral performance in the West.”

— Stephen Hegg, Crosscut

2020 marks 100 years since the adoption of Amendment XIX to the United States Constitution. With this program, we honor the work and achievements of women who fought for the right to vote a century ago. We also honor those who have labored ever since to make this right a reality for all American women.

Join us as we celebrate the music of American women past and present, including recent music by Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw (from Roomful of Teeth), Reena Esmail, Rosephayne Powell, and Meredith Monk.

 

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Mar
8
3:00 PM15:00

Shall Not Be Denied- First Baptist

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“Seattle Pro Musica shows off its massive singing chops… and the execution confirms the group’s status, under music director Karen P. Thomas, at the cutting edge of choral performance in the West.”

— Stephen Hegg, Crosscut

2020 marks 100 years since the adoption of Amendment XIX to the United States Constitution. With this program, we honor the work and achievements of women who fought for the right to vote a century ago. We also honor those who have labored ever since to make this right a reality for all American women.

Join us as we celebrate the music of American women past and present, including recent music by Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw (from Roomful of Teeth), Reena Esmail, Rosephayne Powell, and Meredith Monk.

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May
16
8:00 PM20:00

Ethel Smyth & W.A. Mozart

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“SPM pulled out all the stops, glorying in the powerful emotions, contrasts, and colorful sound worlds of a full-blown symphonic-choral score. It’s not often we get to hear them perform on this scale — and the results were nothing short of thrilling.”
— Thomas May, Memeteria

British composer Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D for choir, orchestra, and soloists is a monumental achievement. Written in the mid-19th century, it was dismissed by critics who deemed female composers unequal to their male counterparts. Seattle Pro Musica hails this stunning and seldom-heard piece as more than equal.

We pair this groundbreaking work with Mozart’s beloved “Great” Mass in C minor for one performance only in the magnificent acoustic of St. James Cathedral.

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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, combining video and music to immerse the audience in the fantastical video game world of FINAL FANTASY®. This special concert will include a featured tribute to the original FINAL FANTASY VII, plus guests RIKKI, original vocalist of FINAL FANTASY X, in her Seattle premiere performance of “Suteki da ne” from FINAL FANTASY X, and Susan Calloway, original vocalist of FINAL FANTASY XIV. Don’t miss this jam-packed program celebrating the original FINAL FANTASY VII!

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Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

Distant Worlds: FINAL FANTASY with Seattle Symphony

Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY® returns to Benaroya Hall, combining video and music to immerse the audience in the fantastical video game world of FINAL FANTASY®. This special concert will include a featured tribute to the original FINAL FANTASY VII, plus guests RIKKI, original vocalist of FINAL FANTASY X, in her Seattle premiere performance of “Suteki da ne” from FINAL FANTASY X, and Susan Calloway, original vocalist of FINAL FANTASY XIV. Don’t miss this jam-packed program celebrating the original FINAL FANTASY VII!

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Jul
12
to Jul 14

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert!

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Seattle Pro Musica joins the Seattle Symphony Orchestra for HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN™ in Concert!

Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, the thrilling tale is accompanied by the music played live by the Seattle Symphony and sung by Seattle Pro Musica as Harry soars across the big screen. From the moment Harry uses the Marauder’s Map to when the Patronus Charm bursts from his wand, you’ll be transported back into the world you love.

Performances: Friday, July 12 @ 7pm; Saturday, July 13th @ 2pm and 7pm; Sunday, July 14 @ 2pm

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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. 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 from 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 a new work by Seattle Pro Musica’s conductor, Karen P. Thomas.

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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. 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 from 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 a new work by Seattle Pro Musica’s conductor, Karen P. Thomas.

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Mar
10
7:30 PM19:30

Pacific Voices

In March, we celebrate cultural influences on the Pacific Northwest with a concert of choral music from the Asian and Asian American communities. Enjoy stirring music from composers representing China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand, and the US.

Before each performance, we invite you to join members of the SPM community for a lively discussion about representation in the world of classical choral music. 

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Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

Pacific Voices

In March, we celebrate cultural influences on the Pacific Northwest with a concert of choral music from the Asian and Asian American communities. Enjoy stirring music from composers representing China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand, and the US.

Before each performance, we invite you to join members of the SPM community for a lively discussion about representation in the world of classical choral music. 

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Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

Silent Night - Bastyr, 7:30pm

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 - Bastyr, 3pm

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 200th 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 - First Baptist, 7:30pm

2018 marks the 100th 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 200th 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
3:00 PM15:00

Silent Night - First Baptist, 3pm

2018 marks the 100th 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 200tth 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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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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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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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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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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