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Handel Messiah

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A triumph of music and text, Handel’s Messiah is a matchless December tradition. The exquisite choral writing and the exultant “Hallelujah” chorus — featuring conductor & countertenor Dmitry Sinkovsky, the Seattle Symphony, Chorale and a strong cast of soloists — honor Handel’s greatest work.

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Sunday, 16 December, 2018 2:00PM

The English Beat

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The English Beat is a band with an energetic mix of musical styles and a sound like no other. The band's unique sound has allowed it to endure for nearly three decades and appeal to fans, young and old, all over the world.

When The English Beat (known simply as The Beat in their native England) rushed on to the music scene in 1979, it was a time of massive social and political unrest and economic and musical upheaval. This set the stage for a period of unbridled musical creativity, and thanks in large part to the Punk movement and its DIY approach to making music, artists like The Beat were able to speak out and speak their mind on the news of the day, as in “Stand Down Margaret”, things that mattered to them and the youth culture, as in “Get A Job”, and universal matters of the heart and soul, as in their classic hits “I Confess” and “Save It For Later”.

Consummate showman that he is, Dave Wakeling has continued to keep The Beat alive and strong. Dave continues to tour the world as The English Beat with an amazing all-star ska backing band playing all the hits of The Beat, General Public, and songs from his new album Here We Go Love.

You just can’t stop The English Beat!

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Sunday, 16 December, 2018 7:30PM

A Festival of Lessons & Carols

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The remarkably talented and endearing Northwest Boychoir along with Vocalpoint! Seattle present the story of the Nativity told through reading, choral setting and audience carols. A heartwarming evening of music perfect for the family.

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Saturday, 22 December, 2018 7:30PM

Beethoven Symphony No. 9

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The beauty and drama of Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony is alternately awe-inspiring and uplifting, with the Ode to Joy the crowning jewel atop this transformative piece. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony for the ages is a wonderful way to end the year.

Children 5 years of age and older are welcome at all performances with a purchased ticket.

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Friday, 28 December, 2018 8:00PM

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Saturday, 29 December, 2018 8:00PM

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Sunday, 30 December, 2018 2:00PM

New Year's Eve - The Doo Wop Project

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Ring in 2019 with the Doo Wop Project and the Seattle Symphony, journeying from foundational Doo Wop tunes through their influence on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and The Four Seasons to DooWopified versions of today's favorites from Michael Jackson, Jason Mraz, Maroon 5 and more. Featuring stars from Broadway's smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, the Doo Wop Project brings unparalleled authenticity of sound and vocal excellence to recreate and reimagine some of the greatest music in American pop and rock history!

Follow the performance with a post-concert party that includes a glass of champagne, a live performance and dancing all the way to the midnight countdown and beyond!

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Monday, 31 December, 2018 9:00PM

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