Concerts/Music Series

The Arts At Saint Mark's

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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2018-2019 Music Series

With the completion of the Cathedral renovation, the 2018-19 Arts at Saint Mark's Music Series promises to be an exquisite season! Come and hear how this sanctuary gives every sound wings, every soul a lift heavenward.

Concert on the Flentrop Organ: Szilárd Kovács, organist

A remarkably gifted improviser, this Hungarian organist will make his Seattle debut at Saint Mark’s, improvising on submitted themes and performing a variety of beloved from the organ literature. Ranging from Bach and Schubert to Liszt and Franck, the program will begin and conclude with original compositions by Szilárd himself.

Friday, October 12     

Show 7:30 P.M. Doors 7:00 P.M

General Admission

All Ages

$15 Adult, $10 Student / Senior

They Are At Rest: Cappella Romana

A Remembrance of the 1918 Armistice

 

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, this professional Portland-based choir will sing of Elgar, Parry, Holst, Gurney, and Stanford. English conductor Guy Protheroe returns to direct Cappella Romana in this concert of profound sacred works by British composers. Pre-concert talk with the director begins at 7:00 p.m. This concert is produced by Capella Romana; please purchase passes at cappellaromana.org.

Friday, November 12     

Show 8:00 P.M.

Free pre-concert talk and discussion with Guy Protheroe 1 hour prior to the performance.

Messiaen’s Twenty Visions of the Infant Jesus: Reinis Zariņš, pianist.

 

This is truly profound Christmas music! Here is a rare opportunity to hear Olivier Messiaen’s penetrating Christmas cycle, Vingt Regards sur l’enfant Jesus, in a complete performance by candlelight in a sacred space by a dazzling pianist who has made this 20th-century masterpiece a specialty in his repertoire.

Saturday, December 8

Show 7:30 P.M. Doors 7:00 P.M

General Admission

All Ages

$20 Adult, $15 Student / Senior

Concert on the Flentrop Organ: Paul Jacobs, organist

 

Hailed as “one of the major musicians of our time” (The New Yorker) and a leading concert organist, Paul Jacobs is also Professor of Organ at The Juilliard School in New York, NY. Performing for the first time on the Flentrop organ, Paul will feature Bach, Mozart, Liszt, Ives, and Weaver on a varied program celebrating classical and modernist works.

Friday, January 25

Show 7:30 P.M. Doors 7:00 P.M

General Admission

All Ages

$20 Adult, $15 Student / Senior

The Boston Brass

 

Through their unique blend of classical arrangements and jazz standards, Boston Brass delights audiences of all ages. Michael Kleinschmidt, organist, will accompany. This promises to be a lively evening!

Friday, March 1

Show 7:30 P.M. Doors 7:00 P.M

General Admission

All Ages

$20 Adult, $15 Student / Senior

The Cathedral Trio

Naomi Kato, harp; Brian Fairbanks, flute; and Joyce Ramee, viola. 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 of beloved traditional idioms and engaging new music.

 

Friday, March 15

Show 7:30 P.M. Doors 7:00 P.M

General Admission

All Ages

$15 Adult, $10 Student / Senior

All Bach on the Flentrop Organ: Edoardo Bellotti, organist

 

An organist renowned for his insightful and energetic performances of baroque music. Through an all-Bach program, audiences will experience how Bellotti blends “historical research and creativity…into a charming performance” (Corriere della Sera, Italy).

Friday, May 3

Show 7:30 P.M. Doors 7:00 P.M

General Admission

All Ages

$20 Adult, $15 Student / Senior

Choral Evensong

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. All are welcome to attend.

 

October 7 – The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

November 4 – The Festival of All Saints

December 2 – O Antiphons at 7 p.m. *

January 6 – Lessons and Carols on the Feast of the Epiphany **

February 3 – The Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple

March 3 – The Last Sunday after The Epiphany

April 7 – The Fifth Sunday in Lent

May 5 – The Third Sunday of Easter

June 2 – The Seventh Sunday of Easter: Ascension Sunday

 

* O Antiphons at 7 p.m. will take the place of Evensong on this day.

** Epiphany Lessons and Carols at 4:30 will take the place of Evensong on this day.

Drama and Film Ministry

We celebrate the creative human spirit by offering dramatic presentations in the sacred spaces of our Cathedral.

Interested? Contact ministry coordinator: Dan Niven, niven@msn.com