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Welcome to our wonderful 2014-15 season: one of holiday enchantments, choral-orchestral
power and passion, and concluding with a human light on our world.



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A Menagerie of Festive & Fantastical Songs for the Holidays

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, 7:30pm – First United Methodist Church, Seattle
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, 3:00pm – Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore


Join KCS as we welcome the holidays with an enchanting and playful concert celebrating the mystery, awe, and humility of the season.
For centuries, composers have been inspired by the beautiful O Magnum Mysterium text depicting the birth of Jesus among lowly animals. In this concert, KCS features perhaps the two most famous 20th century settings of this text (by Daniel Pinkham and Morten Lauridsen) and surrounds them with all manner of musical depictions of animals.

Come and be delighted by tributes to not only the cows and sheep, but also the panther, canary, firefly, eel, and kangaroo. Round out the experience with a dose of holiday favorites, including Bob Chilcott’s brilliant setting of The Twelve Days of Christmas, with its clever homage to a variety of musical genres—classical, gospel, rock, and blues. For many in our audience this concert is a favorite holiday tradition.

Buy Tickets Adult $20, Senior/Student $15
Sellouts can occur; please buy your tickets early


green_field_02.eps War & Peace (with Philharmonia Northwest)
Haydn: Mass in Time of War
Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:30pm – Meany Hall, Seattle

KCS joins with Philharmonia Northwest in the University of Washington’s beautiful Meany Hall to perform Haydn’s Mass in Time of War and Vaughn Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem.

bubble note rainbow no globe Songs of Ourselves
Folk Music from Around the World

Friday, May 15, 2015, 7:30pm – First United Methodist Church, Seattle
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 3:00pm – Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore

Join us for a varied and exciting assortment of folk songs gathered from around the world!