Saint Mark’s celebrates the creative human spirit by presenting outstanding music events in the sacred spaces of our cathedral (Flentrop organ concerts, Organ Plus concerts, choral and chamber music concerts), as well as exploring such artistic endeavors as drama, visual arts in the cathedral, and writing. Read more about choirs affiliated with Saint Mark’s Cathedral here.
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Welcome to the 2017-18 Music Series at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle! Saint Mark’s building has always been a magical vessel for music. But it will be even more so, with the completion of the new windows and limestone cladding being installed as I write. It is anticipated to be a quieter space in which to listen to music. Come and hear how this “Holy Box” gives every sound wings, every soul a lift heavenward. I hope to see you often!
Note: In summer and autumn, 2017, the Cathedral building is being clad in limestone, its windows are being replaced, and an elevator is being installed in the southwest corner. With the exception of the concert by the National Lutheran Choir on September 29, the Cathedral Music Series is suspended until December.
ORGAN PLUS CONCERT (IN THOMSON CHAPEL)
SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2:00 P.M.
Wyatt Smith, organist, and Natalie Ham, flutist, offer a diverse program of solos and duets. Both artists are advanced candidates for the Doctor of Music Arts degree in the University of Washington School of Music. Mr. Smith is also Organist of Saint Alphonsus Parish, Seattle.
ALL BACH CONCERT ON THE FLENTROP ORGAN
FRIDAY, MAY 4, 7:30 P.M.
Annette Richards and David Yearsley, organists
Drs. Richards and Yearsley serve together on the music faculty of Cornell University. Dr. Richards is a specialist in the music of J. S. Bach’s best known son, C. P. E. Bach. In this program, she and Dr. Yearsley will compare and contrast the music of father and son.
THE CATHEDRAL TRIO
FRIDAY, MAY 11, 7:30 P.M.
This trio of world class musicians was formed in 2007 and have been Resident Artists on Saint Mark’s Music Series ever since. Their programs strike a perfect balance among beloved traditional idioms and engaging new music.
SAINT MARK’S CHOIR SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 7 P.M.
With the Cathedral Junior Choristers, Senior Choristers, and Schola (teens), directed by Rebekah Gilmore, Associate Musician at Saint Mark’s.
FIRST SUNDAYS, OCTOBER-MAY 4:30 P.M.
Choral Evensong is a treasure among Christian liturgies in the Anglican tradition. Saint Mark’s Evensong Choir comprises an adult subgroup of the Cathedral Choir, with advanced boy- and girl-choristers and the teenaged Schola of Saint Mark’s Choir School.
Admission to Choral Evensong is free.
MAY 6 The Sixth Sunday of Easter
We celebrate the creative human spirit by offering dramatic presentations in the sacred spaces of our Cathedral.
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