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.
THE TUDOR CHOIR
FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 8:00 P.M.
Seattle’s Tudor Choir appears for the first time since 2015, directed by founder Doug Fullington. The Western Wind Mass by John Taverner is featured alongside a world premiere of a work based on it by rising star composer Nico Muhly. This appearance by the Tudor Choir is produced by Cappella Romana.
QUARTET FOR THE END OF TIME, BY OLIVIER MESSIAEN
PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2:00 P.M.
Composed in 1941 while captive in a Nazi prisoner of war camp, Olivier Messiaen’s sublime Quartet for the End of Time is considered to be one of the great masterpieces of the 20th century and a deeply spiritual work contemplating faith, time, and love. Luke Fitzpatrick, violin; Rose Bellini, cello; James Falzone, clarinet; Jesse Myers, piano.
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.
(Note: The December Evensong will be replaced by O Antiphons at 7:00 p.m., and The April Evensong will be on the 2nd Sunday of the month, April 8.)
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.
MARCH 4 The Third Sunday in Lent
APRIL 8 The Second Sunday of Easter
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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