Our upcoming concerts are sure to inspire joy and wonder.
For our complete 2019-20 schedule, including outreach performances, lectures, and other special appearances, visit our full calendar.
As we approach the year 2020, it is a time of reflection. The year marks the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment which granted women the right to vote, an achievement worth celebrating.
However, the ensuing 100 years have shown us that deeply entrenched inequities cannot be undone with the stroke of a pen.
In this age of emboldened intolerance, it grows increasingly irresponsible to take the role of bystander, even as a performing arts organization. Indeed, the arts, when practiced with thought and care, can be a uniquely powerful instrument against injustice. Thus, in addition to showcasing the works of women composers, we’re taking care to include music from an array of creators representing a diversity of race, orientation, and gender. In taking these admittedly modest steps, we hope to expand how we view our mission: “To enrich and inspire our audiences, singers, and community through the experience of choral artistry, and to increase access to and appreciation of choral music.”
We’re excited to explore how the art of choral music can elevate our community, and we look forward to sharing our musical journey with you.
Karen P. Thomas
Artistic Director and Conductor
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.
Free pre-concert talks by conductor Karen P. Thomas one hour prior to all performances of Solstice.
Saturday, December 14, 2019 – 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Chapel at Bastyr University – 14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore
Saturday, December 21, 2019 – 3:00pm & 7:30pm
Seattle First Baptist Church – 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle
shall not be denied
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 (of Roomful of Teeth), Reena Esmail, Rosephayne Powell, and Meredith Monk.
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church - 6215 196th St SW, Lynnwood
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 3:00 pm
First Baptist Church - 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle
Smyth & Mozart
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.
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Saturday, May 16, 2020 ‐ 8:00 pm
St. James Cathedral – 9th & Marion, Seattle