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 2016-17 music series at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle! This promises to be an exceptional season with many wonderful resident and guest artists. Blessed by the acoustical resonance of the Nave, the intimate clarity of Thomsen Chapel, and the incomparable Flentrop and Fritts organs, Saint Mark’s continues to offer unparalleled musical performances in captivating spaces.
ORGAN PLUS CONCERT (THOMSEN CHAPEL)
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 3 P.M.
Rebekah Gilmore, soprano, and Tyler Morse, countertenor, offer a varied program of solos and duets with Michael Kleinschmidt on the Fritts organ.
CONCERT ON THE FLENTROP ORGAN: THE MUSIC OF MAX REGER (1873-1916)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 7:30 P.M.
A collaboration between UW Organ Department and Saint Mark’s Cathedral, commemorating the Centennial of Reger’s Death. With Seattle organists Carole Terry, Joseph Adam, Paul Thornock, Michael Kleinschmidt, and Wyatt Smith; and special guest Christopher Anderson, Associate Professor of Sacred Music, Southern Methodist University, and specialist in the music of Max Reger.
THE O ANTIPHONS SERVICE OF ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 7 P.M.
This beloved annual service of music and pageantry celebrates the beginning of Advent – the season of longing, vigilance, and expectation in preparation for Christmas. With the Cathedral Choir, the Compline Choir, and the Senior Choristers of Saint Mark’s Choir School.
ORGAN PLUS (THOMSEN CHAPEL)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2017, 3 P.M.
Curt Sather, organist, and Jacob Herbert, bass-baritone, offer music of Bach and Schütz, among other composers. Dr. Sather is Organist and Choirmaster of Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Olympia, WA.
MUSIC OF THE FINNISH ORTHODOX CHURCH
FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 7:30 P.M.
Finnish conductor Timo Nuoranne directs Cappella Romana – a Portland-based professional choir – in Einojuhani Rautavaara’s exotic and avant-garde All-Night Vigil, featuring legendary Grammy-award winning basso profundo Glenn Miller.
CONCERT ON THE FLENTROP ORGAN
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 7:30 P.M.
Janette Fishell, organist
Dr. Fishell is a performer of international stature whose playing is widely admired for its virtuosity and rhythmic vitality. She is Professor of Music and Chair of the Organ Department of the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University. Her program will showcase a variety of composers and style periods.
CONCERT ON THE FLENTROP ORGAN
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 7:30 P.M.
John Stuntebeck, organist
Mr. Stuntebeck is the Associate Organist of Saint Mark’s Cathedral. He will perform music by Alain, Franck, Vivaldi/Bach, Grigny, Buxtehude, Sweelinck, and excerpts from Vierne’s 3rd Symphony.
MEMBRA JESU NOSTRI BY DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE (1637-1707)
FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 7:30 P.M.
Intimate Baroque, a superb Seattle-based ensemble of singers and instrumentalists, offers this cycle of seven mini cantatas that puts listeners at the foot of the cross to contemplate Christ’s body. Cathedral organist, Michael Kleinschmidt, will perform organ works of Buxtehude to frame this extraordinary Lenten meditation.
ALL BACH CONCERT ON THE FLENTROP ORGAN: BÁLINT KAROSI, ORGANIST
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 7:30 P.M.
Mr. Karosi is First Prize Winner of the Leipzig International J. S. Bach Competition. Active as a composer and clarinetist, in addition to serving as Cantor and Organist of Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, New York City, Mr. Karosi brings unusually well-rounded musicianship to his Bach playing.
THE CATHEDRAL TRIO
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 7:30 P.M.
Naomi Kato, Harp; Brian Fairbanks, Flute; and Joyce Ramee, Viola. This trio of world class musicians performs especially beguiling programs in McCaw Chapel – an acoustical sweet spot behind the high altar of the Nave.
SAINT MARK’S CHOIR SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 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.
NOVEMBER 6 The Festival of All Saints
DECEMBER 4 The Second Sunday of Advent
JANUARY 1 A Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols*
FEBRUARY 5 The Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple
MARCH 5 The First Sunday in Lent
APRIL 2 The Fifth Sunday in Lent
MAY 7 The Third Sunday of Easter
* This service will take the place of monthly Evensong.
We celebrate the creative human spirit by offering dramatic presentations in the sacred spaces of our Cathedral.
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