William White, music director George Shangrow, founder

Shangrow conducts Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers

We are very pleased once again to bring you a classic performance from the OSSCS archives: George Shangrow conducting a 2007 presentation of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Virgine on Friday, January 29, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. PST.

This phenomenal performance features soloists Catherine Haight, Carrie Henneman, Stephen Rumph, Stephen Wall, Dustin Kaspar, Brian Box and Andrew Danilchik. Watch at the link above, or click on over to YouTube to participate in the live chat.

Once again, we’re so glad that we can bring this to you this archived video free of charge. If you are so moved (and so able) we would welcome your financial contributions. You can think of this as a donated ticket, or you can think of it as a contribution toward our future. We have used the past several months to initiate several major projects, commissioning your favorite composers to write new pieces that we’ll premiere as soon as we get back in the concert hall. OSSCS is proud to continue to support local artists during the pandemic, and our outlook for the future of music in Seattle remains strongly optimistic.

Happy Holidays from OSSCS!

In the spirit of the season, Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber singers present a socially distanced performance of “Glory to God!” composed and conducted by OSSCS music director William White:

Setting the traditional text for Christmas Eve, “Glory to God!” received its premiere at about 11:30 p.m. on December 24, 2006. Originally composed for chorus, organ, brass and percussion, Maestro White re-scored it for chorus and full orchestra for the occasion of this virtual performance.

We can’t wait to perform for you again in person, but hope this musical Christmas card helps brighten your holiday season as we close out 2020 and look forward to a return to all the things we hold so dear — including live musical performances — in 2021.