Named 'among America's very best choirs' by American Record Guide, Seattle Pro Musica celebrates the beauty of the human voice in our 2013-14 season.
This distinguished ensemble consists of 70 talented singers with diverse backgrounds and a shared passion for beautiful and precise expressions of classical music. Seattle Pro Musica also has three smaller ensembles, Vox (our mixed chamber ensemble), Chroma (our select women's ensemble), and Orpheon (our select men's ensemble). They perform under the direction of award-winning conductor and artistic director, Karen P. Thomas.
Known for adventurous programming and compelling performances, Seattle Pro Musica performs a repertoire ranging from Medieval chant to choral and orchestral masterpieces to contemporary works, including American works with an emphasis on Northwest composers. Past seasons have featured numerous world and Seattle premieres.
Throughout their concert season, Seattle Pro Musica also brings choral music to audiences who might not otherwise have access to it, through both outreach appearances and a music education program designed to introduce students to the beauty and technical challenge of the choral art.
Seattle Pro Musica's outstanding contributions to music and the community are widely acknowledged. The ensemble has received the distinguished Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence and the ASCAP-Chorus America Award for Adventuresome Programming. Seattle Pro Musica has co-hosted the national conference of Chorus America, and performed with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. The group has appeared on National Public Radio's Saint Paul Sunday, and by invitation at prestigious festivals and conferences nationally and internationally. The choir has received international praise in reviews of both CD recordings and live performances.
Seattle Pro Musica is a resident ensemble at St. James Cathedral.