For the second year in a row, Seattle Women’s Chorus (SWC) will perform their fall concert inside the historic Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Although choral music is no stranger to a cathedral setting, SWC’s artistic director Dennis Coleman has something a little more “untraditional” in mind for this first concert of the 2013-2014 Season.
Aptly titled, Hallows in the Cathedral incorporates creative staging and spooky set dressings, amplifying the eerie atmosphere. This spine-tingling SWC concert makes use of the stunning cathedral’s pipe organ, featuring both traditional choral pieces and creepy contemporary classics. “Bewitched, Bothered and The Addams Family,” “Defying Gravity” from WICKED, Bach’s “Komm Susser Tod (Come Sweet Death)” and other gripping tunes are on the program. In case things get too spooky, special guest, stand-up comedienne Georgia Ragsdale, will lighten things up for the first two concerts only on October 18 and 19.
Tickets to the Seattle performances are $25-$45 and are available online or via the phone at (206) 388-1400. The Seattle area box office is open Monday through Friday, Noon-7:00 p.m. Friends and Family Preview tickets ($10.00 each) are for October 5 at 8:00 p.m. at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center located at 400 South Second Street, Renton. Preview concert tickets are available by calling the box office at (206) 388-1400 or at the door on the day of the Preview.
Founded in 1979, the internationally renowned Seattle Men’s Chorus, along with Seattle Women’s Chorus (founded in 2002), are the largest community choruses in America; and the largest gay choruses in the world. Flying House Productions, home of Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus, ranks third among the state’s music organizations with over 300 members of SMC and over 250 members of SWC.