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.

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Freedom of the Press
Freedom of Song

Music celebrating the First Amendment.

  • A timeline of choral works from the time of Gutenberg to the present, from early music by Josquin des Prez to “My Spirit is Uncaged” featuring the poetry of Walt Whitman, newly composed spoken word compositions by Frederick N. West, and universal songs of resistance to oppression.
  • Accompanied by Grammy nominee Jovino Santos Neto and his Jazz Quintet.

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

  • Friday 17 November 2017, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 18 November 2017, 7:30 p.m.

For non-season ticket-holders: $27 at the door; $22 in advance; $20 seniors, students, special needs.


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or call 800.838.3006

People of the Drum

Music honoring the Native American legacy, an original composition by Frederick N. West

  • Featuring soloists, instrumentalists, and dancers from local tribes.
  • It draws on several different Native American traditions, weaving stories from past and present, to illuminate the complexity, diversity and adversity of their experiences.

Native American tribes in the United States have had years of struggles to uphold treaties that protect their rights to fishing, hunting, and preservation of their sacred grounds. This work will include poetic renderings of these and other legacies, including the Navaho prayer “Beauty before us, beauty behind us, we walk in beauty, it is finished in beauty.”

Saturday 2 June 2018, 7:30 p.m., at

  • Seattle First Baptist Church
  • 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

Sunday 3 June 2018, 7:00 p.m., at

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

For non-season ticket-holders: $27 at the door; $22 in advance; $20 seniors, students, special needs


For this concert only:

or call 800.838.3006

Subscribe for our full season at Brown Paper Tickets:

or call 800.838.3006