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Baltic Centennial: 100 Years of Statehood
Saint Mark's Cathedral
Seattle, WA
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Baltic Centennial: 100 Years of Statehood
Online sales will end at 12noon on Saturday, March 24. Tickets will be available for purchase at the entrance to Saint Mark's Cathedral at 6:00pm. Plan to arrive by 7:00pm as seating is limited.

Concert to begin at 8:00 p.m.
Pre-concert talk at 7:00 p.m. presented by Prof. Guntis Smidchens, Chair of Baltic Studies at the University of Washington

PLEASE BE AWARE: During this concert, staged camera equipment may somewhat obstruct the view of audience members from different vantage points. St. Mark's Cathedral will be used to photograph and record video and film footage
for promotion and publicity of the Seattle Choral Company's programs.

Baltic Centennial will commemorate one hundred years since the Declaration of Independence of the three Baltic states, where the "Singing Revolution" took place. Hear the finest contemporary choral music today from Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania.

On March 24, 2018, the Seattle Choral Company in collaboration with the Mägi Baltic Ensemble and the U of W Baltic Studies Program will salute this centennial with a concert demonstrating the sheer beauty and excellence of choral music from the Baltic countries. In the Baltics, singing is cultural and historical. Choral music was vital in developing and maintaining a sense of national identity during many years of occupation, as well as providing a means of creative resistance; and so it retained its central role within the culture.

A pre-concert talk will be given one hour before the performance at 7:00 p.m. by Prof. Guntis Smidchens, Chair of Baltic Studies at the University of Washington.

The concert will begin with the singing of the three national anthems during the presentation of flags representing the three Baltic nations. Choral works then to be performed will be:

Cyrillus Kreek:  Two Psalms of David
Veljo Tormis:  Two Songs After Ernst Enno
Ester Mägi:  Pieta
Ester Mägi:  Laulikutele

Eriks Esenvalds:  Northern Lights
Eriks Esenvalds:   O salutaris hostia
Eriks Esenvalds:   Only In Sleep
Peteris Vasks:  The Fruit of Silence
Peteris Vasks:   Msu dziesma
Rihards Dubra:  Te Deum

Vytautas Miskinis:  Dum medium silentium
Vytautas Miskinis:   Angelis suis Deus
Vytautas Miskinis:   Judica me, Deus
Kristina Vasiliauskaite:  Varpas

Participating with the Seattle Choral Company will be six area choral ensembles:

Mägi Ensemble (Directed by Heather MacLaughlin Garbes)
Redmond Chorale (Directed by Laurie Betts Hughes)
Seattle Girls Choir/Cantamus & Allegra divisions (Directed by Alex Gagiu and Sarra Sharif)
Columbia Choirs/Bel Canto division (Directed by Steve Stevens)
Illumni Mens Chorale (Directed by Christopher McCafferty)
Ancora (Directed by Freddie Coleman)


Saint Mark's Cathedral (View)
1245 10th Ave East
Seattle, WA 98102
United States


Arts > Performance
Music > Choral
Music > Classical
Music > World

Minimum Age: 6
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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