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 Giovanni Gabrieli, William Byrd, and Alonso Lobo. Click here for more information.
The Byrd Ensemble and Seattle Baroque Orchestra join forces once again for a performance of Bach's Wachet auf and Magnificat,at the newly renovated Town Hall in Seattle. Click here for more information.
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 by a traditional carol performed by the choir, and another sung by the audience. Click here for more information. *This concert is not part of the subscription package.
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 beloved son Absalom. Click here for more information.
This program features Renaissance and contemporary motets dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Music by Renaissance composers Josquin, Tomás Luis de Victoria, and Palestrina are juxtaposed with music by contemporary composers Arvo Pärt and Gabriel Jackson. The centerpiece of the program are two settings of the Salve regina: the first by Renaissance English composer William Cornysh, and Gabriel Jackson's setting, based on Cornysh's setting. Click here for more information.
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