Northwest Chamber Chorus logo
Mark Kloepper, Music Director
Betsy Brockman, Executive Director



In times of darkness we seek beacons of light to lead, guide, and give us hope. In this season of waiting and darkness we explore the guiding light of stars with early American carols Star in the East and I Wonder as I Wander plus works by Mendelssohn, Praetorius, and Cecilia McDowall. We then turn to music that reflects the idea of seeking and searching with Seek Him that Maketh the Seven Stars by Jonathan Dove, Three Kings by Healey Willan, and Only in Sleep by Latvian composer Eriks Ešenvalds. Sing-along carols Go Tell it on the Mountain, Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow, and Silent Night add to this special collaboration with Guest Conductor Elisabeth Cherland.

Sunday, December 2, 3PM
Saturday, December 8, 7:30PM
Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle    Directions

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington Sacred Concert
Friday, December 28, 2018, 7:30PM
St Mark's Episcopal Church, Seattle
With the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra.
Presented by Earshot Jazz.


"The singing heart is always open, it’s beating out alive and free." So King’s Singers alumnus Bob Chilcott, in his piece The Singing Heart, affirms the conviction that in our choir we create "a vision of peace and unity." Join us as we open our hearts to breathe in and share the music that helps move us toward that vision of unity and peace. We sing music from Josef Rheinberger, Charles Stanford, Randall Thompson, Emma Lou Diemer, Gwyneth Walker, Leonard Cohen, and more. This is the music that opens our hearts and inspires us to be alive and free.

Sunday, March 17, 3PM (PURCHASE TICKETS)
Saturday, March 23, 7:30PM (PURCHASE TICKETS)
Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle    Directions


In this grand finale of our concert season, the Chorus sings Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna for choir and orchestra. "Rest eternal grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine on them" is heard at the beginning, and again at the end of this incredible masterwork by one of the great American choral composers of our time. The opportunity to perform a major work with a 24-piece professional orchestra represents a special moment in the NWCC's long history and one you won't want to miss. Adding to this program are Northern Lights by Ola Gjeilo, Light Everlasting by Olaf Christiansen, and Jim Clements' lush arrangement of Kate Rusby's Underneath the Stars. We’re pleased to sing these concerts in the beautiful acoustics of the newly remodeled University Congregational Church.

Saturday June 8, 7:30PM (PURCHASE TICKETS)
Sunday, June 9, 2PM (PURCHASE TICKETS)
University Congregational Church, 4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle     Directions

  Season Tickets Single Tickets
General admission $67 $25
Seniors (65+) & active singers* $54 $20
Students 6-18 — Admission  free —

* Community and church choir members

Return to top