Seattle Girls' Choir Chorus Lines 

November 2014
In This Issue
CD Release Concert
Start a New Family Tradition
Notes from Jake
Holiday Concerts
CDs for Sale
CD Release Concert

Cantamus accompanist, and professional pianist Molly Knight is debuting her new Cd French this Saturday, November 15th at 7:30 pm at the Greenlake SDA Church 6350 E Greenlake Way N. $20 tickets include a copy of the CD. Congratulations Molly!

Thank You Uniform Parents!

136 fittings scheduled

34 man hours

6 scheduled fitting dates

9 hemmers 


What does that equal???  Some wonderfully "uniform" looking choirs prepped for the holiday performances ahead.  We couldn't have done it without the choir moms who stepped in to help with the appointments. 

A big round of applause please!

Start a New Family Tradition

Be sure to include one of the Carmina Angelorum concerts as part of your holiday calendar of events.  It is such a stunningly elegant program that you will love to share with family and friends.  Buy your tickets now and plan to sit back and let the music carry you away.

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Musical Notes from Jake

The holiday season is a busy time for SGC families. It's a busy time of year anyway, and when you throw in multiple concerts and extra rehearsals it can quickly get overwhelming. No matter how busy you are, I would like to encourage you to come hear one of the two Carmina Angelorum concerts put on by Prime Voci and Cantamus (December 6 in MagnoliaDecember 14 in West Seattle).

A small fraction of what theses choirs have learned will be sung when we have our annual all-choir concert at Town Hall Seattle. But the Carmina Angelorum concerts are different. Special. The kind of event you can build a holiday tradition around, and that will inspire your love of music.

These concerts got their start out of a conversation I had with harpist Juliet Stratton, a longtime collaborator with SGC. We were working on a few pieces from Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols, and I remarked to her about how extraordinarily beautiful the girls sounded with the harp, and asked if she knew of any other works for harp and treble voices. She had just recently played a new piece by a composer named James Bingham that was modeled after the Britten... A year later we gave the first Carmina Angelorum concert featuring the Britten, Bingham's Procession & Carols, and John Rutter's Dancing Day (from which comes the perennial favorite "Personent hodie"). That initial offering was so successful we recorded it a few months later in the breathtaking acoustics of Holy Rosary Church in West Seattle.

This year we are returning to our roots by presenting the Bingham again for the first time since we recorded it. This challenging work consists, like Britten's, of Medieval Christmas texts set to rich, complex, challenging yet still accessible and beautiful harmonies.

The Carmina Angelorum concerts are one of the things I am most proud of in my life, musically. Please, come experience this wonderful event for yourself... You will not regret it!

-Jacob Winkler, SGC Artistic Director
Let the Concerts Begin! 
December is filled with Musical Delights
Have you been to the concerts page at our website? It's filled with an amazing selection of performances throughout the greater Seattle area starring all six of the SGC choirs!
Topping it all is our annual holiday concert A Gift of Song December 13 at Town Hall Seattle. A seasonal favorite not to be missed. When buying tickets you may ask for best available seats or you can view and select your actual seat location!

Follow the links above to purchase tickets. See you at the shows!

Barbara - SGC Concert Manager
Hostess Gift Idea


Need that perfect hostess gift this holiday season?  Or a little something to send to your favorite relative across the country?  Something for the neighbor perhaps?  SGC holiday CDs are the perfect solution!  CDs will be available in the lobby of Town Hall and each Carmina Angelorum concert. 


Carmina Angelorum CD - A collection of song cycles for harp and treble choir. Included on the CD are pieces from Procession & Carols by a contemporary composer James Bingham which was closely modeled after the Britten A Ceremony of Carols cycle, and John Rutter's beautiful Dancing Day.Harpist Juliet Stratton helps Prime Voci bring the songs alive under the direction of Jacob Winkler, Artistic Director.


Seattle Holiday CD - recorded in 1995 under the direction of Jerome Wright, founder and Artistic Director Emeritus, includes the complete Benjamin Britten A Ceremony of Carols cycle along with other traditional favorites.