This season the Seattle Peace Chorus continues our Diaspora series, honoring groups of people who have kept their rich traditions alive throughout persecution, enslavement, and hardships. We examine Freedom of the Press through music in the Fall, and honor Native American legacies in the Spring.

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.

We Thank our GiveBIG Donors

Seattle Peace Chorus thanks our 19 generous donors, true champions for peace and social justice, including 10 supporters who gave $100 or more and will receive two free tickets to our Spring concerts. Altogether these champions gave Seattle Peace Chorus $2350.

We Thank our Business Sponsors

CB Construction

Our previous concert

Verdi for the People: Requiem of Resistance

“Remember!” Music honoring the Jewish diaspora:

  • Traditional Jewish songs
  • Messa da Requiem, by Giuseppe Verdi

Come early:

  • Saturday, 6:30 pm, a talk by Rabbi Daniel Wiener
  • Sunday, 6:30 pm, a talk by Asher Hashash

This stirring music will honor the strength of the human spirit and the power of music to keep that spirit alive during the darkest times. Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa Requiem was memorized and performed by prisoners in the Terezin Nazi concentration camp.

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

  • Saturday 3 June 2017, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 4 June 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Thank you everyone who helped produce our fundraising dinner, Feast for Peace, and everyone who gave to support the Seattle Peace Chorus.