Saint Mark's Music Series

Thank you for joining us for the 2020-21 season! All concerts this year will be free and livestreamed to the public.

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.

 

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2020-2021 Music Series: Concerts

While the 2020-21 season will be offered freely for all to enjoy, donations in support of Saint Mark’s Music Series are gratefully received.

View the livestreams here.

 

 

LIVESTREAMED: Flentrop Organ Concert

MICHAEL KLEINSCHMIDT, ORGANIST

Charles-Marie Widor, best known for the famous Toccata from his Fifth Symphony for organ, composed ten symphonies for solo organ. Michael Kleinschmidt will perform the last of these, Widor’s Symphonie Romane. Michael will offer a brief talk to orient the listener in the cultural context of 1899 Paris, the time and place in which Widor composed Symphonie Romane. Members of The Compline Choir will chant the Gregorian themes on which the symphony is based. Watch a video of the complete recital here.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020

7:30 P.M.

LIVESTREAMED: Native American Flute Songs

GARY STROUTSOS, WORLD FLUTE ARTIST

Gary Stroutsos’ live performances have captivated audiences around the world. His meditative flute music evokes the lands and cultures that he has studied over the course of his 36-year career. Gary’s mission is to carry the music forward to future generations and to promote stewardship of diverse cultures and the natural environment. The sound of Native American flutes played by Gary in the acoustical environment of Saint Mark’s Cathedral is breathtaking. This concert is offered with special appreciation for Native American Heritage Month.

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020

7:30 P.M.

LIVESTREAMED: Fritts Organ Concert

JOHN STUNTEBECK, ORGANIST

Here is a rare opportunity to hear a richly diverse collection of pieces played on the organ built for Thomsen Chapel in 2013 by Paul Fritts, a world-renowned organ builder based in Tacoma. As principal organist of the Sunday 8 a.m. worship service in the chapel, John Stuntebeck expertly highlights all the beauty of this marvelous instrument. His program will include works of three living North American composers: Rebecca Groom Te Velde, Calvin Fuller, and Denis Bédard; and works of Percy Whitlock, J. S. Bach, and W. A. Mozart.

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2021

7:30 P.M.

LIVESTREAMED: Concert à 3

JILLON DUPREE, HARPSICHORD; REBEKAH GILMORE, SOPRANO; PAGE SMITH, CELLO

Three towering talents in the Puget Sound Region – who also happen to be members of the Cathedral Choir  – join forces to offer a varied program of music for voice with bowed and plucked strings.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021

7:30 P.M.

LIVESTREAMED: Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

Olivier Messiaen composed his sublime Quatour pour la fin du Temps in 1941 while captive in a Nazi prisoner of war camp. Considered to be one of the masterpieces of the 20th century, it is a deeply spiritual work contemplating the power of faith, hope and love to transcend time itself. Rose Bellini, cello; Luke Fitzpatrick, violin; Jesse Myers, piano; Rachel Yodel, clarinet.

 

PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2021

4:30 P.M.

LIVESTREAMED: All-Bach on the Flentrop Organ

ALEX WEIMANN, ORGANIST

Alexander Weimann, Music Director of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, is also a renowned organist. Weimann will select from the great canon of Bach’s famous works and will also play improvisations in the style of the master.

Presented in collaboration with Early Music Seattle and the Seattle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021

7:30 P.M.

2020-2021 Music Series: Liturgies

 

 

Liturgies on the Music Series this year will likely look and feel very different from usual, perhaps in unexpectedly delightful ways. Check back with this site or subscribe to email updates to receive further announcements.

O Antiphons

This beloved annual liturgy of music and pageantry celebrates the beginning of Advent —the season of longing, vigilance, and expectation in preparation for Christmas. With the Cathedral Choir, the Compline Choir, and the Senior Choristers of Saint Mark’s Choir School. Free will offering.

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2020

Choral Evensong

FIRST SUNDAYS, OCTOBER-MAY 4:30 P.M.

Choral Evensong is a treasure among Christian liturgies in the Anglican tradition. The Evensong Choir In July, 2018, this choir sang daily Evensong as choir-in-residence for one week each at Ely Cathedral and Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London. Learn more about the Evensong Choir here.

10/4 - Saint Michael and All Angels, observed

11/1 - All Saints Day

12/6 - The Second Sunday of Advent

1/3 - Christmas Lessons and Carols

2/7 - The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

3/7 - The Third Sunday in Lent

5/2 - The Fifth Sunday of Easter

6/6 - The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, observed

*  Note: There will be no Evensong on Easter Day, April 4, 2021.