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.

Verdi for the People: Requiem of Resistance

“Remember!” Music honoring the Jewish diaspora:

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

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.

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

Buy tickets at Brown Paper Tickets:

or call 800.838.3006

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.

Recent Concerts

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

Seattle Peace Chorus in Concert

Friday, June 3 at 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, June 4 at 7:30 P.M.
University Congregational Church
4515 16th Avenue NE | Seattle
featuring Cantata for the Children
scored for marimbas, flute, oboe, cello & drum
Composed by Director Frederick N. West
Schubert's masterpiece Mass in G with full orchestra
Soloists: Alexandra Picard, soprano | Steve Tachell, baritone
We will be collecting a free will offering to benefit Home for Hope Lebanon, an orphanage and school that cares for war & street traumatized children and youth.
Come early! Talk with representatives from local nonprofits:
Ryther - TeenFeed - Treehouse - YouthCare
Get your tickets today!
or call 800.838.3006
$25 At the Door | $20 In Advance | $18 Seniors, students, special needs Tickets also available from Seattle Peace Chorus members
Thank you to our funders:
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture King County 4 Culture

Also featuring an appearance by Thione and Gora Diop (master percussionists from Senegal)!

Some of our sponsors:

Missa Luba, November 2015

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The Seattle Peace Chorus, directed by Frederick N. West,
presents the Missa Luba


Claire Jones and Viwachi Marimba Ensemble
Sid Law (tenor soloist)
Thione and Gora Diop (master percussionists from Senegal)
and Kent Stevenson (on the piano)

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 7:30 p.m., Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

University Congregational Church, 4515 16th Avenue NE, Seattle

Pre-concert lecture 45 minutes before each concert

$20 Advance | $18 Seniors, students, special needs | $25 At the door

Our freewill offerings this weekend raised $1,801.22 for One By One,, 2622 NW Market Street, Suite C, Seattle, WA 98107. One By One will use these funds for:

  • Life-restoring surgical treatment for three women ($1,500)
  • Training for one fistula survivor to become a Regional Representative ($250)
  • Round-trip bus-fare for two women to receive treatment ($60)

One By One also received a resume from one of the guests at Sunday’s concert that was interested in volunteer opportunities with One By One.

These concerts were supported, in part, by awards from 4Culture, National Endowment for the Arts, and ArtsWA
Washington State Arts Commission
National Endowment for the Arts
King County 4 Culture