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mosaic of events at Seattle Pacific University

Renowned national and international speakers, some of Seattle's most engaging theatre performances, memorable concerts, outstanding athletic competition. SPU hosts many opportunities for you to connect with others and enrich your life. Explore upcoming events and get involved.

Art Exhibit Bratton

Solo Exhibit by Seattle Artist
January 14–March 8, 2019

The Seattle Pacific Art Gallery will present a solo exhibition by multidisciplinary Seattle artist Colleen RJC Bratton. There will be a reception with the artist on Thursday, January 17, 5–7 p.m. at the gallery.

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Before the Eclipse
January 31–February 9, 2019

The SPU Theatre Department presents this Anton Chekhov production featuring characters from some of his funniest short plays. Translated by Laurence Senelick, this production showcases Chekhov's silliness and his soft side for humanity.

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Renewing Our Imagination
Monday, February 4, 2019

The Bible is an essential guide for Christians and Jews to develop faithful responses to an ecological crisis. Looking at texts from both Testaments, along with contemporary agrarian poetry, Duke Divinity School Professor Ellen Davis will consider how they can awaken and instruct our moral imagination with respect to the world that the biblical writers recognize to be "the work of God’s hands." She is the featured speaker for the annual Palmer Lecture, hosted by Seattle Pacific Seminary and the School of Theology.


Choir Ensemble

Chamber Music Concert
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The chamber recital concert showcases small ensembles together in one place. Featured groups range from chamber brass to flute ensembles, from a saxophone ensemble to a string quartet. The concert will be in Nickerson Studios near campus beginning at 7:30 p.m. and is free and wheelchair accessible. The event will be livestreamed.

Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The concert features music from throughout the history of jazz, from swing to cool jazz to fusion. The Jazz Ensemble is directed by Instructor of Jazz History and Jazz Piano Dan Kramlich. The concert will be in Nickerson Studios near campus beginning at 7:30 p.m., and is free and wheelchair accessible. The event will be livestreamed.

Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert  
Friday, February 22, 2019

Join the SPU Wind Ensemble as they explore music by composers of color. While the medium of wind band is traditionally a Western European art form, the ensemble explores music from other cultures. The concert will be held in First Free Methodist Church adjacent to campus, beginning at 7:30 p.m, and is free and wheelchair accessible. The event will be livestreamed.

Gospel Choir Performance

Gospel Choir Winter Concert
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

An evening of prayers, black spirituals, and ecumenical readings celebrating tradition for Black History Month. SPU Music Professor Stephen Newby leads the Gospel Choir and Worship Arts Ensemble in this divine evening worship that embraces both Scripture and music. The event is in First Free Methodist Church, adjacent to campus, beginning at 9 p.m.

Brass Ensemble

Symphony Orchestra Concert
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Under the direction of Director of Orchestra Julia Tai, this concert explores a variety of western classical music, from the calculated brilliance of Mozart to the vibrant warmth of Brahms. The concert will be held in First Free Methodist Church adjacent to campus, beginning at 7:30 p.m. It is free and wheelchair accessible. The event will be livestreamed.

Choir

Chamber, Concert, and Women’s Choirs Concert
Friday, March 1, 2019

The winter concert for choirs features selections old and new from the vast choral repertory. Join SPU vocal ensembles as they perform music that enriches our lives and strengthens community. The concert will be held in First Free Methodist Church adjacent to campus, beginning at 7:30 p.m. It is free and wheelchair accessible. The event will be livestreamed.

Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble Concert
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The winter concert features a variety of chamber ensembles from the percussion studio, ranging from multiple percussion pieces to ethnic drum ensembles. The concert will be held in First Free Methodist Church adjacent to campus, beginning at 7:30 p.m., and is free and wheelchair accessible. The concert will be livestreamed.

School of Business, Government, and Economics

Graduate Business Programs Open House
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Seattle Pacific business graduate programs are known for uncompromising ethics and outstanding academics. Learn about the MBAMS-ISM, and MAM degrees, talk with graduate program representatives, and get all your questions answered. 

SPU Women's Choir

Choirs in Concert
Friday, May 10, 2019

The final concert of the year features all the student choirs celebrating unity in diversity by coming together in song. The concert will be held in First Free Methodist Church adjacent to campus, beginning at 7:30 p.m, and is free and wheelchair accessible. The event will be livestreamed.

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Parking and Directions

Guests may park in campus commuter parking lots (with the exception of the S lot) after 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and anytime Saturday and Sunday. Parking is also available on local residential streets as marked.

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Seattle Pacific University is committed to providing equal access and reasonable accommodation in its programs for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Support Services office in advance of the event at 206-281-2272, TTY 206-281-2224, or dss@spu.edu.

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