Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 pm: Randal Bays & Ceóltoirí Cascadia – Irish Baroque II

The Chapel at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle
Virtual tickets available

After the big success of Irish Baroque I, Olympia-based Irish fiddler Randal Bays brings us Irish Baroque II! In the intimate venue the Good Shepherd Center, Randall and friends will present toe-tapping jigs, reels, and strathspeys suitable for the pub or the concert hall. This concert is presented in partnership with Irish Network Seattle.  Details Here

Sunday, April 21 at 4:30 pm: Sine Nomine: Drink and Be Merry!

Trinity Parish Church, 609 8th Ave, Seattle

Join Sine Nomine for their final program of the season, ‘Drink and Be Merry!’ Join them in Trinity’s cozy Parish Hall as they explore the lighter side of Renaissance music, with madrigals, drinking songs, rounds, and even a sea chanty – featuring Janequin’s curiously expressive Le chant des oyseaux (Song of the birds), and Monteverdi’s deliciously dramatic Si ch’io vorrei morire! (Yes, I would like to die!), and so much more. Enjoy a light reception throughout the concert and clink your glass as we celebrate food, wine, loss, and love.

Saturday, April 27 at 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: Moss Bay Recorder Society’s Annual Meet, co-presented with SRS

Perry Hall in Sandpoint Community United Methodist Church, 4710 NE 70th St, Seattle, WA 98115

As previously announced, the MBRS/SRS annual meet has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 27.

The Moss Bay Recorder Society and Seattle Recorder Society have joined forces to co-present the annual meet this year.  The leaders will be Vicki Boeckman, Peter Seibert, and Laura Townsend.  Contact Laura (beginbaroque@gmail.com) to either get a link to the music, or to ask her to bring you a printed copy to the meet.

Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm: Byrd Ensemble – Allegri Miserere

Holy Rosary Church, 4139 42nd Ave SW, Seattle
Virtual tickets available

The centerpiece of this program of Renaissance and modern music is Allegri’s Miserere. The work was exclusively sung by the Sistine Chapel Choir, though legend says that a 14-year old Mozart visited Rome and wrote out the piece perfectly from memory after just one hearing, sending the Vatican’s guarded secret into the world. The psalm setting is famously known for a high C, sung by a soprano soloist.  The program also features two elaborate psalm settings by English Renaissance composers Robert White and John Sheppard and motets by modern composers John Tavener, Eric Whitacre, and Arvo Pärt.  Details Here

Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 pm: Byrd Ensemble – Allegri Miserere

Trinity Parish Church, 609 8th Ave, Seattle
Virtual tickets available

Same as April 27, except at Trinity Parish.

Friday, May 3 at 7:30 pm: Seattle Symphony – Noah Geller’s Playlist

Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, Taper Auditorium

Our own Concertmaster’s playlist is a celebration of music for strings, starting with his beloved Bach and culminating in Mozart’s Fifth Violin Concerto. In between, Noah has chosen a mesmerizing piece by Samuel Adams. Movements (for Us and Them) is a modern-day response to the Baroque concerto grosso.  Details Here

Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 pm: Seattle Symphony – Noah Geller’s Playlist

Same as May 3.

Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 pm: Seattle Baroque Orchestra & The Byrd Ensemble – Vivaldi’s Venice

Bastyr University Chapel, 14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore
Virtual tickets available

In this season’s finale collaboration with Seattle’s own Byrd Ensemble, co-directed by Kris Kwapis and Markdavin Obenza, we travel to Venice to celebrate virtuosic music written by the Red Priest. In addition to his beloved Gloria written for the famed Ospedale della Pietà orphanage in Venice, the program includes his Concerto for Trumpet and Oboe, and his dazzling Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, “La Notte” RV 501.  Details Here

Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 pm: Seattle Symphony presents Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson

Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, Taper Auditorium

Hailed as the “new superstar of classical piano” by The Daily Telegraph, Víkingur Ólafsson is an artist of true insight and sensitivity whose multiple awards include Gramophone magazine’s 2019 Artist of the Year. He brings his captivating skill to Bach’s intriguing Goldberg Variations.  Details Here

Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 pm: Seattle Baroque Orchestra & The Byrd Ensemble – Vivaldi’s Venice

Trinity Parish Church, 609 8th Ave, Seattle
Virtual tickets available

Same as May 4, except at Trinity Parish.  Details Here

Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 pm: Pacific MusicWorks presents From Rome with Love – Songs from the Italian Baroque

Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle

In a concert full of virtuosity and passion, star soprano Amanda Forsythe takes us on a tour of Rome’s greatest hits from Rossi to Handel.

Rome in the 17th century was the epicenter of a new and lyrical song culture led by Luigi Rossi. It was Rossi’s Opera L’Orfeo that burst onto the Parisian stage in 1647 and ushered in the conquest of the rest of Europe by Italian Opera. A half century later when the brilliant young German composer Handel sought to complete his musical education, he made a bee-line for Rome and created some of his greatest vocal masterpieces there, highlights of which will be performed on this thrilling program.  Featuring: Amanda Forsythe soprano, Maxine Eilander, baroque harp, David Morris viola da gamba and lirone, Stephen Stubbs, lute and guitar.
Details Here

Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 pm: Pacific MusicWorks presents From Rome with Love – Songs from the Italian Baroque

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4805 NE 45th St, Seattle

Same as May 11, except at St. Stephen’s.

Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 pm: Gallery Concerts – Maturation

The Chapel at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle

It was a simple idea, four equal voices – but it developed into the extraordinary. Works for string quartet by Purcell, Bach, and Haydn, culminating in Beethoven’s epic Op. 132. Aisslinn Nosky, violin, Maureen Murchie, violin, Adam Lamotte, viola, Nathan Whittaker, cello.  Details Here

Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 pm: Gallery Concerts – Maturation

Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 9th Ave NE, Seattle

Same as May 18, except at Blessed Sacrament.

Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 pm: Farallon Recorder Quartet – Between Heaven and Earth

Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd Ave NE, Seattle

The Farallon Recorder Quartet – Miyo Aoki, Tish Berlin, Frances Blaker and Vicki Boeckman – present “Between Heaven and Earth” – a sneak preview of the program they will be playing as a main stage event at the Berkeley Festival this year!  From the stars to terra firma, the works chosen will span from the medieval to the present.

Suggested Donation $20/25 or pay as able. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  Kids under 18 free

Saturday, May 25 at 2:00 pm: Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound concert

Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd Ave NE, Seattle

The newly revived Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound will present the fruits of their labor under the direction of Charles Coldwell and Vicki Boeckman. Works by Guerrero, Gabrieli, Bach, Böhm, Gardel and Caldini. Family friendly program with reception immediately following. Bring the kids and grandkids! Absolutely free.

Sunday, June 2 at 3:30 pm: Recorder Orchestra of Puget Sound concert

Olympic Tower at Skyline, 715 8th Ave, Seattle

Same ROPS program as on May 25.

Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 pm: Seattle Bach Choir – Bach in Spring

Trinity Parish Church, 609 8th Ave, Seattle

Details Here

Saturday, June 8 at 8:00 pm: Medieval Women’s Choir – Vision & Miracles

St. James Cathedral, 804 9th Ave, Seattle

Visions and miracles play a fundamental role in the foundational narratives and sacred texts of Christianity. It is with a miracle at the wedding feast in Cana that Jesus began his public ministry, and miracles are held up in the gospels as one mechanism through which the skeptical are brought to the faith. An acceptance of biblical truth requires the acceptance of a world in which visions and miracles are indisputably real.

No wonder, then, that medieval Christians experienced the world in the same way: celebrating, inventing, narrating, and preserving a dizzying array of visions and miracles. This is a reflection of their intense spirituality and their casual acceptance of the role of the supernatural in daily life. Accounts of miracles and visions permeated the music of the era, often pushing singers to create their most expressive works. Join the MWC as we explore the musical mysticism of the Middle Ages.
Details Here