Music News and Events Archive

Music News and Events Archive


  • Poesía en la canción: Art Songs of Central and South America

    Jan 3, 2018

    Cherie Hughes, soprano; Dainius Vaičekonis, piano

    Celebrate the culture, art, and poetry of our southern neighbors in an evening of songs from Central and South America. Featuring SPU performance faculty Cherie Hughes and Dainius Vaičekonis. Performed at Nickerson Studios.

  • An Evening of Classical Jazz

    Jan 3, 2018

    Julian Catford, guitar; Dan Kramlich, piano

    Guitarist Julian Catford and pianist Dan Kramlich combine their talents in an evening of classic jazz. From swing to bossa nova, this program features a wide sampling of some of the best songs from America’s original contribution to the world of music, jazz. Performed at Nickerson Studios.

  • Jazz Ensemble Concert

    Jan 3, 2018

    Dan Kramlich, director

    The SPU Winter Jazz Ensemble concert features music from throughout the history of jazz, from swing to cool jazz to fusion. Join Dan Kramlich, the Jazz Lab, and the Jazz Ensemble as they explore some of America’s original music from the 20th century. Performed at Nickerson Studios.

  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert

    Jan 3, 2018

    Danny Helseth, director

    Join Danny Helseth and the SPU Wind Ensemble for their winter concert as they explore wind ensemble literature composed by women composers. The exciting sounds, beautiful melodies, and driving rhythmic grooves will have you dancing out the door following an evening of great music. Performed at First Free Methodist Church.

  • Gospel Choir

    Jan 3, 2018

    Stephen Michael Newby, director

    Please join Seattle Pacific University’s Gospel Choir, under the direction of Stephen Michael Newby, liturgist and artistic director, and Asta Vaičekonis, piano, as they present an evening of prayers, black spirituals, and ecumenical readings celebrating tradition for Black History Month. With special guest readers from the Faculty Diversity Committee: Raedene Copeland, Karen Gutowsky-Zimmerman, June Hyun, David Leong, and Dainius Vaičekonis. Performed at First Free Methodist Church.

  • Symphony Orchestra Concert

    Jan 3, 2018

    Julia Tai, director

    The SPU Symphony Orchestra’s winter concert, under the direction of Julia Tai, explores a variety of western classical music. Featuring styles from the calculated brilliance of Mozart to the vibrant warmth of Brahms, an evening of delightful music awaits. Performed at First Free Methodist Church.

  • Chamber and Women’s Choirs Concert

    Jan 3, 2018

    Chamber Choir and Concert Choir directed by Ryan Ellis; Women’s Choir directed by Beth Ann Bonnecroy

    The winter concert for choirs features selections old and new from the vast choral repertory. Join Ryan Ellis, Beth Ann Bonnecroy, and the SPU vocal ensembles as they delight the ears, hearts, and minds with music that enriches our lives and strengthens community. Performed at First Free Methodist Church.

  • Percussion Ensemble Concert

    Jan 3, 2018

    Dan Adams, director

    The Percussion Ensemble winter concert, under the direction of Dan Adams, features a variety of chamber ensembles from the percussion studio. Ranging from multiple percussion pieces to ethnic drum ensembles, you will be taken through a world of different grooves and sounds. Performed at First Free Methodist Church.

  • Faculty Viola Recital November 18 (CANCELLED)

    Nov 2, 2017

    Amber Archibald-Sesek, viola

    Join Amber Archibald-Sesek as she presents viola classics and collaborative works with guest artists. Performed at Nickerson Studios.

  • Instrumental Concert November 17

    Nov 2, 2017


    Danny Helseth, director, Symphonic Wind Ensemble; Julia Tai, director, Symphony Orchestra

    Join Julia Tai, Danny Helseth, and the SPU Symphonic Orchestra and Wind Ensemble for the fall instrumental concert. This concert features both large instrumental ensembles as they explore a variety of classical works, including a sneak preview of some of the music that will be featured at this year’s Sacred Sounds of Christmas concert. This exciting concert is not to be missed. Performed at First Free Methodist Church.

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