Music News and Events Archive

Music News and Events Archive


  • 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.

  • Jazz Concert November 7

    Nov 2, 2017


    Dan Kramlich, director, Jazz Ensemble; Dan Adams, director, Percussion Ensemble 

    A co-produced event with our Jazz Ensemble led by pianist Dan Kramlich and our Percussion Ensemble led by percussionist Dan Adams. This concert features highlights of modern percussion music and jazz repertoire in a multitude of styles from traditional, be-bop, and contemporary writers. Performed at First Free Methodist Church.

  • Choral Concert November 3

    Nov 1, 2017

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

    All SPU choirs join together for a fall concert full of song. Featuring every vocal ensemble in the Music Department, the program is certain to warm the heart and lift the spirit. The varied repertoire showcases the best of SPU choral music. Performed at First Free Methodist Church.

  • Spring Concerts 2016-2017 Season

    Feb 24, 2017

    Join the SPU Music Department this spring for music, celebration, and fellowship with our talented student musicians.

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