As part of our cathedral’s music program, the Music Series is called to offer its musical riches to the wider community so that all can experience the unique acoustical environment, superb pipe organs, and talented musicians dedicated to making music in a sacred space. Concerts have both in-person and livestreamed ticket options.

Please note: the spaces of the cathedral building are frequently made available to community and touring groups as a performance venue. Such events are NOT listed on this page—the Saint Mark's Music Series is an annual series of concerts organized and presented by the cathedral itself. Public performances by outside groups can often be found on the cathedral Events Calendar.


TO ATTEND OR WATCH A CONCERT:

Links to purchase either an in-person or livestreamed concert ticket are available soon through Eventbrite below. Tickets may be purchased at the door as well. After you purchase your ticket, the link to watch the livestream will be emailed to you as the time of the concert approaches, or sometimes included in your confirmation email.


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NOTE:

After Thursday, May 11, the cathedral will be discontinuing the mask recommendation and the "distanced section" in the nave. Learn more here.

2023–24 MUSIC SERIES: CONCERTS


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2023, 7:30 P.M.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2023, 3 P.M.

(TWO IDENTICAL PERFORMANCES)

Organ Plus in Thomsen Chapel

Michael Kleinschmidt, John Stuntebeck, Mel Butler, & Herb Williams

View the Organ Plus Program here.

 

This celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the Marion Camp Oliver Organ in Thomsen Chapel, installed by Paul Fritts & Co. in 2003, will feature organists Michael Kleinschmidt and John Stuntebeck, with violist Mel Butler and remarks by Herb Williams.

 

These concerts are being offered free of charge. There is limited seating so advance reservations are encouraged.

UPDATE: A complete video of the Friday evening concert may now be found here. Please note that this video is public because the concert was free to attend. Videos of paid livestreams are not, as a rule, made public.

 


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2023, 7:30 P.M.

Apollo5

One of the world’s pre-eminent a cappella choral ensembles, Apollo5, will fill Saint Mark’s with their exquisite one-on-a-part blend. They will share a portion of the program with Seattle-area students with whom they will work during the days prior.

Apollo5 consists of Penelope Appleyard, soprano, Clare Stewart, soprano, Oscar Golden-Lee, tenor, Oliver Martin-Smith, tenor, and Augustus Perkins Ray, bass.

 

 

 

 


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2023, 7:30 P.M.

Cathedral Trio in McCaw Chapel

Joyce Ramée, viola, Brian Fairbanks, flute, & Naomi Kato, harp

The Cathedral Trio, comprised of past and present Saint Mark’s Resident Artists, will perform a concert juxtaposing traditional styles with new musical ideas in the ethereal acoustical environment of McCaw Chapel.

 

 

 

 

 


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2024, 7:30 P.M.

Flentrop Organ Concert

James Kealey, organ

Organist James Kealey will return to play the Flentrop Organ, the instrument on which he competed in the final round and won the American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance in July 2022.

 

 

 

 

 


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2024, 7:30 P.M.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2024, 3 P.M.

(TWO IDENTICAL PERFORMANCES)

These concerts, featuring The Compline Choir, the Byrd Ensemble, acclaimed countertenor José Luis Muñoz, and a parley of instruments, will launch the centenary year of Peter Hallock’s birth. Programs will include music spanning the Renaissance to the present day, along with a selection of Hallock’s own compositions, and a song cycle for countertenor.

 

Tickets available soon.


SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2024, 4:30 P.M.

Quartet for the End of Time

Rachel Yoder, clarinet, Luke Fitzpatrick, violin, Rose Bellini, cello, & Jesse Myers, piano

This masterwork examining the spirituality of the Book of Revelation, composed by Olivier Messiaen while imprisoned in a German prisoner-of-war camp during WWII, will be performed in the nave in contemplation of Palm Sunday and the coming Holy Week.

 

 

 

 

 


FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2024, 7:30 P.M.

All Bach on the Flentrop Organ

Kimberly Marshall, organ

Kimberly Marshall will perform Saint Mark’s annual All-Bach concert. This multi-faceted musician is known for pushing the organ to its limits with her virtuosic playing. Combining her artistry on the Flentrop with Bach’s genius will surely be awe-inspiring.

 

 

 

 

 

2023-2024 MUSIC SERIES: LITURGIES

There is never an admission fee to liturgies at Saint Mark's. 

CHORAL EVENSONG

FIRST SUNDAYS, OCTOBER–JUNE, 4:30 P.M., in the cathedral nave, and livestreamed

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 and advanced teens and younger choristers of the Saint Mark’s Cathedral Choir School. In August of 2022, this choir sang daily Evensong as choir-in-residence for one week each at Chichester and Bristol Cathedrals, England. They previously had served residencies at Ely Cathedral and Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London, in the summer of 2018. Learn more about the Evensong Choir here.

OCTOBER 1, 2023 - The Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, observed

NOVEMBER 5, 2023 - The Feast of All Saints, observed

DECEMBER 3, 2023 - The "O" Antiphons (no Evensong)

JANUARY 7, 2024 - The First Sunday after Epiphany

FEBRUARY 4, 2024 - The Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas), observed

MARCH 3, 2024 - The Third Sunday in Lent

APRIL 7, 2024 - The Second Sunday of Easter

MAY 5, 2024 - The Sixth Sunday of Easter

JUNE 2, 2024 - The Second Sunday after Pentecost (sung by the Compline Choir)


The "O" Antiphons: Advent Procession with Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 3, 2023, 7 p.m.

This beloved annual liturgy of music and pageantry celebrates the beginning of Advent—the season of longing, vigilance, and expectation in preparation for Christmas. Sung by the Cathedral Choir, Compline Choir, and Senior Choristers of Saint Mark’s Choir School. Offered in person in the cathedral nave and livestreamed.


The Pageant of the Nativity

Wednesday, December 20, 2023, 7 p.m.

Choir School choristers, the Evensong Choir, and the young children of Saint Mark’s join forces with guest instrumentalists, costumes of cathedral finery, and visual art set within soaring architecture to create a Christmas pageant like no other—a reflection and meditation on the Nativity story as told in Holy Scripture. Join in hymns and carols of the season, both familiar and new, and hear choir anthems ranging from medieval chant to 21st-century world premieres.