Previous concerts from the 2020-2021 season.

Audience testimonials

“For those of us who are usually far from Seattle, the live stream concerts have been a huge blessing, especially in light of the negative effects of the Pandemic.  Thank you for providing such a wonderful experience.”

“Of course the playing was stellar, but the production was also so well done.  Videography was outstanding.”

“Lovely – thank you for this wonderful tradition!”

Concert on the Flentrop: Michael Kleinschmidt, organist

Friday, October 23, 2020

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.

Native American Flute Songs: Gary Stroutsos, World Flute Artist

Friday, November 20, 2020

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. Watch a video of the complete concert here.

O Antiphons

Sunday, November 29, 2020

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. Watch a video of the complete service here.

 

 

Fritts Organ Concert: John Stuntebeck, organist

Friday, January 29, 2021

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. Watch a video of the complete concert here.

 

Concert à 3: Jillon Dupree, harpsichord; Rebekah Gilmore, soprano; Page Smith, cello

Friday, March 5, 2021

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. Composers featured include Hildegard, Picchi, Purcell, Peri, Gabrielli, Monteverdi, Fux, and Bach. Watch a video of the complete concert here.

Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time

Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021

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 Yoder, clarinet. Watch a video of the complete concert here.

All-Bach on the Flentrop Organ: Hannah Byun, Wyatt Smith, and Susanna Valleau, organists

Friday, May 14, 2020

This year, three of Seattle’s finest young organists will take turns performing in this annual concert of appreciation for Capellmeister Bach. For the final concert of the 2020-21 Music Series -- and the second All-Bach Concert of the pandemic -- join Hannah, Wyatt, Susanna, and Johann Sebastian for a livestreamed concert of organ favorites from the mighty Flentrop organ of Saint Mark’s Cathedral. Watch a video of the complete concert here.

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