This season the Seattle Peace Chorus begins a series of concerts to honor groups of people who have kept their rich traditions alive throughout persecution, enslavement, and hardships. Our Diaspora series will continue into our 2017-2018 season.

Instead of getting tickets for each of our concerts, you can get 2016-2017 season tickets from Brown Paper Tickets or from a chorus member.

Subscribe for our full season at Brown Paper Tickets:

or call 800.838.3006

Orin Odara:
Songs of Transformation

A suite for Afro-Cuban Orisha of the Yoruban people, featuring solist Elspeth Savani, directed by Frederick West, arranged and composed by Fred Hoadley, bandleader of Sonado

The music in this concert honors the African diaspora:

  • Orin Odara, with Afro-Cuban-jazz ensemble Sonado
  • Gospel, jazz, and American folk songs that we will sing on our Cuban tour

The song suite Orin Odara uses rhythms and texts from the Santeria tradition of the Yoruban people who were brought to Cuba as slaves and whose musical heritage survived the oppression of slavery.

University Congregational Church
4515 16th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105

  • Friday 18 November 2016, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 19 November 2016, 7:30 p.m.

For non-season ticket-holders: $25 at the door; $20 in advance; $18 seniors, students, special needs

For this concert only:

or call 800.838.3006

Are you a tenor or a bass?

Sing with the Seattle Peace Chorus starting 12 September.
You will have an option to travel with us to Cuba.
Auditions have begun. Interested?

Submit an “Audition Request” form on this website.

For both singers and listeners, the Seattle Peace Chorus provides a unique choral experience. Our commitment to peace and social justice creates a special bond among members and with our audience.

Our repertoire, reflecting our multi-cultural, multi-national focus, ranges from spirituals and gospel to Mozart and Beethoven, from South African freedom songs to the original works of our director Fred West.

Performances often include an exciting range of instrumentalists from Cuban drummers to chamber orchestras. This rich variety is sustained by our commitment to using a collaborative process for decision making, enabling members to influence repertoire decisions through a committee that any member can join.

In addition to traveling to countries such as the former Soviet Union, Chile, Cuba, and Venezuela, and performing two major concerts a year, we support peace and community activities by singing at rallies, marches, fundraisers for disaster relief, and similar events.

If our unique approach to choral music appeals to you, consider joining us as a singer, volunteer, or financial supporter—or simply come to our concerts and be inspired.