Saint Mark's
Welcome to the 2020-21 concert season!

It is with great excitement that we announce our 2020-21 Season. For this unique year, the Music Series will offer free, virtual concerts featuring local talent. Although we are staying close to home, we embrace this unique opportunity to publicize farther afield and to welcome larger audiences to our beautiful Nave through these livestreamed concerts.

You can view the whole season on our website or below, and can RSVP to the concerts on Facebook. We hope that you will invite friends and family to attend these livestreams and to enjoy exquisite music coming from the holy box of Saint Mark's Cathedral.
Michael Kleinschmidt, organist

OCTOBER 23, 2020, 7:30 P.M.

Charles-Marie Widor, best known for the famous Toccata from his Fifth Symphony for organ, composed ten symphonies for solo organ. Michael Kleinschmidt will perform the last of these, Widor’s Symphonie Romane. Michael will offer a brief talk to orient the listener in the cultural context of 1899 Paris, the time and place in which Widor composed Symphonie Romane. Members of The Compline Choir will chant the Gregorian themes on which the symphony is based.
Gary Stroutsos, World Flute Artist

NOVEMBER 20, 2020, 7:30 P.M.

Gary Stroutsos’ live performances have captivated audiences around the world. His meditative flute music evokes the lands and cultures that he has studied over the course of his 36-year career. Gary’s mission is to carry the music forward to future generations and to promote stewardship of diverse cultures and the natural environment. The sound of Native American flutes played by Gary in the acoustical environment of Saint Mark’s Cathedral is breathtaking. This concert is offered with special appreciation for Native American Heritage Month.
John Stuntebeck, organist

JANUARY 29, 2020, 7:30 P.M.

Here is a rare opportunity to hear a richly diverse collection of pieces played on the organ built for Thomsen Chapel in 2013 by Paul Fritts, a world-renowned organ builder based in Tacoma. As principal organist of the Sunday 8 a.m. worship service in the chapel, John Stuntebeck expertly highlights all the beauty of this marvelous instrument. His program will include works of three living North American composers: Rebecca Groom Te Velde, Calvin Fuller, and Denis Bédard; and works of Percy Whitlock, J. S. Bach, and W. A. Mozart.
Jillon Dupree, harpsichord; Rebekah Gilmore, soprano; Page Smith, cello

FEBRUARY 26, 2020, 7:30 P.M.

Three towering talents in the Puget Sound Region – who also happen to be members of the Saint Mark's Cathedral Choir – join forces to offer a varied program of music for voice with bowed and plucked strings.
Rose Bellini, cello; Luke Fitzpatrick, violin; Jesse Myers, piano; Rachel Yodel, clarinet

PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 2020, 4:30 P.M.

Olivier Messiaen composed his sublime Quatour pour la fin du Temps in 1941 while captive in a Nazi prisoner of war camp. Considered to be one of the masterpieces of the 20th century, it is a deeply spiritual work contemplating the power of faith, hope and love to transcend time itself.
Alex Weimann, organist

MAY 14, 2020, 7:30 P.M.

Alexander Weimann, Music Director of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, is also a renowned organist. Weimann will select from the great canon of Bach’s famous works and will also play improvisations in the style of the master.

Presented in collaboration with Early Music Seattle and the Seattle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Liturgies on the Music Series this year will likely look and feel very different from usual, perhaps in unexpectedly delightful ways. Look out for further emails or check the website for updates.

NOVEMBER 29, 2020

This beloved annual liturgy of music and pageantry celebrates the beginning of Advent —the season of longing, vigilance, and expectation in preparation for Christmas. With the Cathedral Choir, the Compline Choir, and the Senior Choristers of Saint Mark’s Choir School.


Choral Evensong is a treasure among Christian liturgies in the Anglican tradition. The Evensong Choir In July, 2018, this choir sang daily Evensong as choir-in-residence for one week each at Ely Cathedral and Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London. Learn more about the Evensong Choir here.

10/4 - Saint Michael and All Angels, observed
11/1 - All Saints Day
12/6 - The Second Sunday of Advent
1/3 - Christmas Lessons and Carols
2/7 - The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
3/7 - The Third Sunday in Lent
5/2 - The Fifth Sunday of Easter
6/6 - The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, observed
* Note: There will be no Evensong on Easter Day, April 4, 2021. 
As part of our cathedral’s music program, the Music Series is called to offer its musical riches to the wider community so that all can experience the unique acoustical environment, superb pipe organs, and talented musicians dedicated to making music in a sacred space.
View the full lineup of concerts and liturgies:
1245 Tenth Ave. East, Seattle, WA 98102
206-323-0300 x260

Contact: Madeleine Stephens, Music Series Manager
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