Saturday, December 3 at 8:00 pm: Medieval Women’s Choir – Devotio: Seasonal Music of the Common Life

St. James Cathedral, 804 9th Ave, Seattle

Sisters of the Common Life, Brothers of the Common Life: These were terms used in the Middle Ages to refer to religious communities who lived apart from the world. They followed a movement called the Devotio Moderna, a new style of devotion that emphasized individual experience and spiritual fulfillment, and in which music played a crucial role in generating and supporting the piety and emotion needed for adequate faith. But this was nothing new. The music may have been different, but the role of music in the devotional life, be it modern or traditional, was well established, and it led to some of the most inspiring musical creations of the time. Join us as we celebrate the Christmas season by exploring the musical traditions of Devotio in all its aspects.  Details Here

Saturday, December 10 from 2:00 – 4:30 pm: Moss Bay Recorder Society Meeting

Sno-Isle Libraries Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace

Share in the warmth of making music with others as we sample music of the season.

Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 pm: Pacific MusicWorks — In Mary’s Arms

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

The story of Christmas, at once so personal and so universal, has resonated across the ages and continents and inspired some of the greatest music ever written. Sopranos Michele Kennedy, Tess Altiveros, and Danielle Reutter-Harrah and percussionist Antonio Gomez join Pacific MusicWorks for beloved baroque Christmas favorites by Handel, Corelli, and Charpentier as well as rediscovered gems from Ukraine and Latin America. Don’t miss this unique and festive concert experience guaranteed to warm up your holiday season!  Details Here

Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 pm: Pacific MusicWorks — In Mary’s Arms

Epiphany Episcopal Parish, 1805 38th Ave, Seattle

Same as December 10 Pacific MusicWorks concert.

Friday, December 16 at 8:00 pm: Seattle Symphony — Handel Messiah

Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Seattle

A triumph of music and text, Handel’s Messiah is a matchless December tradition. The exquisite choral writing and the exultant “Hallelujah” chorus — featuring the Seattle Symphony, Chorale and a strong cast of soloists — honor Handel’s greatest work.  Details Here

Saturday, December 17 at 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm: Seattle Symphony — Handel Messiah

Same as December 16.

Sunday, December 18 at 2:00 pm: Seattle Symphony — Handel Messiah

Same as December 16.

Saturday, January 21 at 7:30 pm: Seattle Baroque Orchestra — Six Dresden Concertos

Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya, 200 University St, Seattle.

This concert continues the theme introduced in an earlier concert of the musical world of Johann Georg Pisendel (1687-1755) and also follows on our recent project of six Brandenburg concertos. Director of the court orchestra in Dresden for many and a legendary violinist, Pisendel amassed a library of music with a truly international character. In this program we step away from his orchestral works to explore his music for smaller forces, featuring our principal players with concertos for violins, viola d’amore, oboe, oboe d’amore, bassoon, horns, and harpsichord with works by Pisendel, Telemann, Brescianello, Cattaneo, and Böhm.  Details Here

Sunday, January 22 at 1:30 pm: Seattle Baroque Orchestra — Six Dresden Concertos

Same as January 21.  Details Here

Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 pm: Gallery Concerts — In Love and Guerre

Queen Anne Christian Church, 1316 3rd Ave W, Seattle

Violinist Marc Destrube returns to the Gallery Concerts stage to celebrate the life and times of Elisabeth Jaquet de la Guerre, perhaps the most successful and influential female composer of the 18th century. Known for her lyric melodies and raucous harmonies, de la Guerre’s artistry was widely admired and punctured the musical glass ceiling in 18th century France. Gallery Concerts founder and harpsichordist Jillon Stoppels Dupree and gambist Adaiha MacAdam-Somer round out the program with works by François Couperin and Jean-Féry Rebel.  Details Here

Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 pm: Gallery Concerts — In Love and Guerre

Same as January 28.