About the Chorale


The Seattle Symphony Chorale serves as the official chorus of the Seattle Symphony. Over its past four decades, the Chorale has grown in artistry and stature, establishing itself as a highly respected ensemble. Critics have described the Chorale’s work as “beautiful, prayerful, expressive,” “superb” and “robust,” and have praised it for its “impressive clarity and precision.” The Chorale’s 120 volunteer members, who are teachers, doctors, attorneys, musicians, students, bankers and professionals from all fields, bring not only musical excellence, but a sheer love of music and performance to their endeavor. Directed by Joseph Crnko, Associate Conductor for Choral Activities, the Chorale performs with the Seattle Symphony both onstage and in recorded performances.

Seattle Symphony Chorale Events

Seattle Symphony Chorale Calendar

Haydn The Creation

Thursday, 30 April, 2020 7:30PM

Haydn poured a lifetime’s worth of inspiration and innovation into The Creation, a masterpiece of biblical proportions. The effervescent orchestral music displays the confidence Haydn earned after composing more than a hundred symphonies and the jubilant vocal solos draw on his oft-forgotten talents as an opera composer.

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Canceled

Haydn The Creation

Saturday, 2 May, 2020 8:00PM

Haydn poured a lifetime’s worth of inspiration and innovation into The Creation, a masterpiece of biblical proportions. The effervescent orchestral music displays the confidence Haydn earned after composing more than a hundred symphonies and the jubilant vocal solos draw on his oft-forgotten talents as an opera composer.

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Canceled

Beethoven Festival Symphony No. 9

Thursday, 25 June, 2020 7:30PM

In his Ninth Symphony, Beethoven models the ultimate courage of an artist, transcending his profound deafness and all preconceptions about the limits of a symphony. Every measure of vulnerability and power builds to the most uplifting arrival in the history of music, when the Seattle Symphony Chorale rises to proclaim the rousing “Ode to Joy.”

PLUS: Beethoven Festival passes now available! Choose 3, 4 or 6 concerts and enjoy special benefits.

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Beethoven Ninth Untuxed

Friday, 26 June, 2020 7:00PM

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is an eternal call through the ages for peace and unity for all. This Untuxed concert is short (no intermission) and casual (no formal wear for the orchestra), with engaging insights and wit from host and Seattle Symphony bass Jonathan Green.

PLUS: Beethoven Festival passes now available! Choose 3, 4 or 6 concerts and enjoy special benefits.

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