Friday, May 5 at 7:30 pm: De Inga y Mandinga – A Tale from Latin America

Langston, 104 17th Ave S, Seattle

De Inga y Mandinga (roughly “of Indigenous and African heritage”) is a multimedia, multidisciplinary and intergenerational bilingual theater production that celebrates cultural and ethnic diversity in Latin America through stories of colonialism, migration and cultural mixing. The 2023 De Inga y Mandinga version will be a new iteration of previous versions staged in 2012, 2013 and 2014, in which we will incorporate Sephardic and Ladino repertoire along with Afro-Latinx diasporic music. The artists for this show include the DE CAJóN Project music group (Eduardo Montero, Taryn Webber, Reynaldo Ruiz, Monica Rojas-Stewart), Milvia Pacheco, Lian Caspi, Ke Guo and Gus Denhard. This is a collective creation by the artists with script writing support of Antonio Gomez and under the artistic direction of Monica Rojas-Stewart. This show is co-presented by Early Music Seattle and LANGSTON.  Details here.

Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 pm: De Inga y Mandinga – A Tale from Latin America

Same as May 5, details here.

Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 pm: Los Angeles Master Chorale – Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro

Meany Hall, 4100 15th Ave NE, Seattle

From visionary theater and opera director Peter Sellars comes his most personal work to date, a staging of Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro (The Tears of Saint Peter). This profoundly moving Renaissance masterpiece depicts the grief and remorse of the Apostle Peter after he disavows knowledge of Jesus Christ on the day of his arrest and crucifixion. Sung by 21 a cappella singers of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Lagrime is refracted through Mr. Sellars signature contemporary lens, suggesting a powerful allegory about facing our past head-on in order to forge a more fulfilling future.  Details Here.

Thursday, May 11 at 7:30 pm: Salish Sea Festival – Bach Cantata: Ich Habe Genug

Faith Lutheran Church, 8208 18th Ave NE, Seattle

Soprano Maike Albrecht and harpsichordist Hans-Jürgen Schnoor from Lubeck, Germany join baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan in Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata Ich habe genug and other works.

The church cantata Ich habe genug (“I am content”), BWV 82 was composed in Leipzig in 1727 for the feast Purification of Mary and is one of the most often performed and recorded of Bach’s sacred cantatas. In this cantata, based on the Song of Simeon, Bach projects a feeling of serene contentedness with life and an expression of the experience of body and soul coming to rest and in complete harmony beyond anything that words alone can convey.  Details Here.

Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 pm: Medieval Women’s Choir – María Estrela do Mar

St. James Cathedral, 804 9th Ave, Seattle

Join us for a musical exploration of Marian music from Mediterranean Lands, including the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Cyprus, Southern France, Morocco and more, including songs of devotion to the iconic Black Madonnas from those regions. We’ll also dive into music from several important and magnificent manuscripts, among them the Cantigas de Santa Maria, the Las Huelgas Manuscript, the Llibre Vermell, as well as sacred traditional Galician songs, Italian Laude, devotional 15th c. motets from the Burgundian Court on Cyprus, all with a flavor of pilgrimage, joy and awe.  Details Here.

Sunday, June 4 at 3:00 pm: Seattle Bach Choir – Motets III

Trinity Parish Church, 609 8th Ave, Seattle

Bach’s grand, chorale-based “Jesu, meine Freude,” BWV 227, rounds out this season of our namesake’s motets. Sharing the program will be British composer Jonathan Dove’s thrilling cycle for chorus and piano, The Passing of the Year.  Admission is by donation.  Details Here.

Sunday, June 11 at 2:00 pm: Hear the Music, Read the Book with Gerald Elias

Trinity Parish Church, 609 8th Ave, Seattle

Join acclaimed violinist and author, Gerald Elias, for an afternoon concert of rarely heard masterpieces by Antonio Vivaldi and a presentation of his Vivaldi-inspired mystery novels in the acoustically perfect Parish Hall at Trinity Parish Church. For this fundraising concert for Early Music Seattle, Elias will perform on a Baroque violin, accompanied by Early Music Seattle Executive Director and theorbo player, Gus Denhard. Don’t miss Elias’s second Seattle public performance since relocating here in 2021.  Details Here.

Saturday, June 24 at 5:00 pm: Quintessence Recorder Ensemble

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave, Everett

What could be better than attending a late afternoon concert of glorious renaissance music played on beautiful renaissance recorders on Mid Summer’s Night? Probably not many things!  Please join the recently resurrected recorder ensemble, Quintessence, (Vicki Boeckman, Silke Harper, David Ohannesian, Laura Townsend and Mike Woolf) for an hour of simply stunning music by these magnificent composers: Palestrina, Gabrieli, Peuerl, Allegri, Sweelinck and the lesser known Ingegnieri.  Donations at the door / Pay as able; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.