Our 35th anniversary season will celebrate our return to Benaroya, a wonderful new commission, and our beloved Artistic Director's farewell season!
Your season ticket will include all 3 concert series:
1. "Handelian Holidays: Messiah Choruses & Modern Masterworks" - you choose one of two performances (12/2/23, 3pm, or 12/3, 3pm, at Bastyr University Chapel). Joined by our partner orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest, and by the Lake Washington High School choir.
2. "All You Need is Love: KCS' Annual Celebration of Love including a Dale Trumbore world premiere" - one performance only! (2/25/24, 3pm, at Bastyr) 3. "Three Bs and One E: Works by Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms plus a stunning new cantata by Reena Esmail" - capping our 35th anniversary season with a return to glorious Benaroya Hall, and featuring world-renowned pianist Craig Sheppard - one performance only! (4/27/24, 2pm). Joined by our partner orchestra, Philharmonia Northwest.
Handelian Holidays– Messiah Choruses & Modern Masterworks
12/2 & 12/3 ticket update: Sunday sold out! Tickets still remain for Saturday.
Choruses from Handel’s beloved Messiah headline our annual holiday concerts, which also include works by outstanding composers of the 20th and 21st centuries: Florence Price, Reena Esmail, Dale Trumbore, and Ola Gjeilo. We are delighted to be joined by our orchestra partner Philharmonia Northwest as well as a group of talented area high school singers. Come see why KCS’ holiday concerts have become an annual tradition for so many.
December 2nd & 3rd, 2023 - Bastyr University Chapel
All You Need is Love – KCS’ Annual Celebration of Love (including a Dale Trumbore world premiere)
This delightful concert features works celebrating love--both romantic and philanthropic. With music by Lennon & McCartney, Morten Lauridsen, Rosephanye Powell, and Ben Folds, there is sure to be something for everyone! Plus, a newly composed world premiere by Dale Trumbore and complimentary chocolates make this an offer you can’t refuse!
One performance only!
Sunday, February 25, 2024, 3pm, Bastyr University Chapel
Three Bs and One E – Great works by Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms - plus a stunning new cantata by Reena Esmail!
Our 35th anniversary season finale features not two, not three, but four masterworks…a glorious early Bach cantata…Beethoven’s sublime Choral Fantasy for piano, chorus, orchestra, and with soloist Craig Sheppard…Brahms’ heavenly Nänie, with beautiful melodies, and a stirring text by Friedrich Schiller (of Ode To Joy fame)...and, for the grand finale, Say Your Name, the Seattle-area premiere of a stunning new voting-rights cantata by Reena Esmail, Seattle Symphony's recent composer-in-residence. We are joined in this performance by Philharmonia Northwest.
Experience this magnificent music in a setting equally magnificent; Seattle's Benaroya Hall!
One performance only!
Saturday, April 27, 2024, 2 pm, Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle
Past Performance Videos
Our 2022 holiday concert featured JS Bach’s Magnificat and Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. The chorus was joined by orchestra partner Philharmonia Northwest.
KCS put together a virtual recording of “O Love”, composed by Elaine Hagenberg and based on a hymn by George Matheson.