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Past Events

OUR LADY (Canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak).

OUR LADY (Canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak).

Seattle, WA
*** CANCELED: Due to community health concerns surrounding COVID-19 we will be canceling Our Lady. In place of this program, Classical KING FM 98.1 will be broadcasting this concert LIVE on Fri Mar 20 at 8:00pm. We hope you will tune in! These are unprecedented times. The necessary measures take...
Saturday, March 21 2020 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

OUR LADY (Classical KING FM 98.1 Live Broadcast)

OUR LADY (Classical KING FM 98.1 Live Broadcast)

Seattle, WA
*** Classical KING FM 98.1 will be broadcasting this concert LIVE on Fri Mar 20 at 8:00pm (orignally scheduled for Sat Mar 21). We hope you will tune in! These are unprecedented times. The necessary measures taken to ease the strain of COVID-19 on our healthcare system have taken an enourmous to...
Friday, March 20 2020 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

FLEMISH MASTERS

FLEMISH MASTERS

Seattle, WA
This concert features the best Franco-Flemish composers of the Renaissance. The centerpiece of the program Orlando Lassus's mass setting Missa super Bell' Amfitrit' altera, scored for eight voices. Accompanying the mass, are two motets by Josquin and Gombert, based on King David's lament over his...
Saturday, February 1 2020 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

LESSONS AND CAROLS

LESSONS AND CAROLS

Seattle, WA
The Byrd Ensemble and Allegra from the Seattle Girls Choir under the direction of Sarra Sharif Doyle present Lessons and Carols, a performance based on A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols popularized by the King's College Chapel since 1918. The program consists of nine readings, each followed b...
Sunday, December 8 2019 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

BACH'S WACHET AUF & MAGNIFICAT

BACH'S WACHET AUF & MAGNIFICAT

Seattle, WA
The Byrd Ensemble and Seattle Baroque Orchestra join forces once again for a performance of Bach's Wachet auf and Magnificat.  PROGRAM BACH: Wachet auf intermission BACH: Magnificat
Saturday, November 30 2019 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

MONUMENTS OF THE RENAISSANCE: Spem in alium

MONUMENTS OF THE RENAISSANCE: Spem in alium

Seattle, WA
Opening our 15 year anniversary season is a program featuring Renaissance music for large vocal forces, including Thomas Tallis's 40-part Spem in alium and Robert Carver's 19-part O bone Jesu. Accompanying these masterpieces are some of our favorite motets from all over Europe, featuring music by...
Saturday, October 12 2019 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

A POLYPHONIC FEAST: Renaissance music for special occasions (Portland)

A POLYPHONIC FEAST: Renaissance music for special occasions (Portland)

Portland, OR
#3: POLYPHONIC FEAST: Renaissance music for special occasions (Portland) Composers knew the importance of religious feast days and produced their best for the occasion. The program features richly scored music for six to eight parts by English Renaissance composers John Taverner and John Sheppar...
Sunday, March 3 2019 3:00 PM 4:30 PM

A POLYPHONIC FEAST: Renaissance music for special occasions

A POLYPHONIC FEAST: Renaissance music for special occasions

Seattle, WA
#3 POLYPHONIC FEAST: Renaissance music for special occasions Composers knew the importance of religious feast days and produced their best for the occasion. The program features richly scored music for six to eight parts by English Renaissance composers John Taverner and John Sheppard. The cente...
Saturday, March 2 2019 8:00 PM 9:30 PM

A German Christmas

A German Christmas

Seattle, WA
#2 A GERMAN CHRISTMAS Kick off the Christmas season with a festive program from Renaissance Germany. This program features a variety of German Christmas carols, chorales, and motets by Michael and Hieronymus Praetorius, Hans Hassler, Heinrich Schütz, and Franz Gruber. PROGRAM H. PRAETORIUS Mag...
Saturday, November 24 2018 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

MUSICAL POLITICS: Motets of Influence (Portland)

MUSICAL POLITICS: Motets of Influence (Portland)

Portland, OR
#1 MUSICAL POLITICS: Motets of Influence Sacred music generally served a liturgical purpose, and often also a political one. Whether it was Tallis and Byrd dedicating large collections of motets to the Queen in return for a monopoly on music printing rights, or the music from Tallis’s Gaude glor...
Sunday, October 28 2018 3:00 PM 4:30 PM

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