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Dates & Tickets


7:30 PM Performance

Trinity Parish Church

609 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

You are welcome to park in the Trinity-designated spots in the Skyline parking garage, entrance along Columbia between 8th and 9th.

Click here for free parking information.


All ticket buyers will receive access to the livestream, available for two weeks after the performance.


Tickets will also be available at the door.


A festive Christmas program of traditional carol arrangements by John Rutter, David Willcocks, and Ralph Vaughan Williams; featuring organist Christopher Stroh. Accompanying the carols is a reading of Dylan Thomas's A Child's Christmas in Wales, narrated by Classical KING FM host Dave Beck. A family-friendly event, join us this holiday season for an evening of carols and storytelling.

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, our original reader Lin Wilson will not be joining us. In his place, we are delighted to welcome Dave Beck as the reader for the event.

Running Time

1 hour, 29 minutes, includes intermission

Doors Open

30 minutes prior to performance


Trinity Parish Church

609 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104


arr. H. Walford Davies

The Holly and the Ivy

arr. John Rutter

Somerset Wassail

arr. David Willocks

Sussex Carol

arr. John Rutter

Still, Still, Still

Kenneth Leighton

Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child

John Rutter

Love came down at Christmas


arr. Robert Pearsall 

In dulci jubilo

Michael Praetorius

In dulci jubilo


arr. Johann Georg Ebeling

All my heart this night rejoices

arr. Charles Wood

Ding dong! merrily on high

arr. John Joubert

There is no rose

Ralph Vaughan Williams

This is the truth sent from above

arr. John Rutter

I wonder as I wander

Johann Sebastian Bach

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645

Gustav Holst

Christmas Day



The Byrd Ensemble

Markdavin Obenza


Margaret Obenza

Ruth Schauble

Christina Siemens


Sarra Sharif Doyle

Joshua Haberman


Orrin Doyle

David Hendrix


Clayton Moser

Willimark Obenza

Charles Robert Stephens


Christopher Stroh


Dave Beck

This project was supported, in part, by 4Culture/King County Lodging Tax
This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.
Dave Beck
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Dave Beck joined Listener Supported Classical KING in 2013.  He is Chief Content Officer at the station and midday host.  For 28 years Dave was an award–winning producer, interviewer and host at KUOW Public Radio. His national and regional broadcast honors include the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) Award for Best Interview and the Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Regional Excellence Award. An active musician (cellist) as well as broadcaster, Dave was a founding member of the Auburn Symphony Orchestra and played in the orchestra for 25 years. He has been principal cellist of the Bellevue Philharmonic and Seattle Philharmonic Orchestras. Dave is past president of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras board of directors and has served since 2009 as pre-concert speaker for the Cascade Symphony Orchestra.  A University of Washington graduate, his cello teachers have included Toby Saks, Raymond Davis and Cordelia Wikarski-Miedel. 

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