Seattle Men's Chorus & Seattle Women's Chorus Announce 2012-2013 Seasons

Seattle Men’s Chorus & Seattle Women’s Chorus Announce 2012-2013 Seasons
Seattle Women's Chorus (SWC) kicks off its 2012-2013 Season with their Fall concert, How Sweet the Sound (October 12-20, 2012) in a spectacular new venue, Saint Mark's Cathedral on Capitol Hill. SWC celebrates 10 years of big, bold, beautiful music and their 200+ voices will fill the Cathedral as they pay tribute to the choral tradition and create new rhythms and sounds. They will perform classic French pieces from Ravel, Faure, and Delibes, along with contemporary works by composers such as Eric Whitacre, Morton Lauridsen, and Gwyneth Walker. Under Dennis Coleman's artistic direction, SWC's concert takes full advantage of the Cathedral's phenomenal acoustics and dramatic architecture. Chorus members will be positioned at all corners of the sanctuary and will receive introduction from the world-renown Flentrop Pipe Organ in all its glory. In 2013, SWC welcomes special guest and Tacoma native Vicci Martinez for their 10th anniversary concert titled Celebrate! for one night only on Friday, February 8. Together, with SWC, this popular finalist from the hit NBC TV show The Voice will honor many of the great female icons of the music industry in a spectacular diva-licious concert event!
For their 33rd season opener, Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) whisks audiences away on an exotic journey through the tropics this holiday season with Baby, It's Cold Outside (November 20-December 22, 2012), featuring a special opening guest (to be announced) for the first two holiday concerts, along with all the songs, dance, and campy comedy audiences have come to enjoy from Seattle's other holiday tradition. In April, SMC welcomes back special guest Leslie Jordan for an ABBA-filled "mash up" of comedy and music in its spring concert, Dancing Queen (April 6-7, 2013); and in June, the season comes to a roaring close when SMC collaborates with The 5th Avenue Theatre on a concert version of a musical favorite, Hairspray (June 20-23, 2013).
The 2012-2013 Season:
How Sweet the Sound                                                          
Music that will melt the stars! Hear Seattle Women's Chorus (SWC) sing like you have neverheard them before as they kick off their 10th Anniversary Season in the gorgeous, acoustically-rich Saint Mark's Cathedral on Capitol Hill. In this special venue specifically selected to showcase the unique beauty and power of a SWC performance, the 200+ voices you have come to adore will soar to new heights, filling the sanctuary with their glorious singing as they pay tribute to the choral tradition and experiment with a few new rhythms and sounds in only the way SWC can.
Dates:   10/12, 10/13, 10/19, 10/20/12 – Seattle, St. Mark's Cathedral, 8:00pm
SEATTLE MEN'S CHORUS (Holiday Concert)
     Baby, It's Cold Outside
     Special opening guest to be announced
With their unique blend of song, dance, and campy comedy, Seattle's OTHER holiday tradition, Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC), heats things up when they take to the stage for their annual holiday concert. Adding some sizzle to traditional holiday tunes with the use of Beneroya Hall's star-feature, the Watjen concert organ, SMC takes you on an exotic journey with festive songs from south of the border, Hawaii, and other tropical locales. So forget the chill and swaddle yourself in the feel-good warmth of SMC this season!
Dates:   11/30/12 - 12/22/12 – Seattle, Benaroya Hall; 2:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm
                  11/30 & 12/1/12 - Featuring special guest
                       12/13/12 – Tacoma, Pantages Theatre; 8:00pm
                       12/15/12 – Everett, Everett Civic Auditorium; 8:00pm
One night only - with special guest: Vicci Martinez
For one night only, we're bringing down the house with our diva-licious concert celebration, featuring acoustic rock singer-songwriter Vicci Martinez-one of the final four from NBC's hit show, The Voice. Snap! Capturing the spirit and sass of some of the greatest female icons of the music industry-from Dinah Washington to Adele and every diva in between-SWC will rock it with a celebratory collection of beloved songs from its first decade. Oh, yeah!
Dates:   2/8/13 – Seattle, Benaroya Hall; 8:00pm
Dancing Queen
The music of ABBA with special guest Leslie Jordan
Two things we just can't get enough of: ABBA and Leslie Jordan! We are thrilled to welcome back Emmy Award-Winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan in this "mash-up" of comedy and music from one of our favorites-and yours-rock/pop sensation, ABBA. Fab costumes. Booty movin' songs. Side-splitting comedy. What more do we need to say?!?
Dates:   4/6/13, 8:00pm & 4/7/13, 2:00pm - Seattle, McCaw Hall
Hairspray – In Concert
Six collaborative performances with The 5th Avenue Theatre
Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Ten years after making its pre?Broadway premiere on stage at 5th Avenue Theatre, "you [still] can't stop the beat!" Seattle Men's Chorus and the 5th Avenue Theatre collaborate on an exciting concert version of Hairspray with Seattle Men's Chorus becoming all of the many ensembles of the show, performing spirited numbers such as "Good Morning Baltimore," "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now," "Welcome to the '60s," "Big, Blonde, and Beautiful," and "You Can't Stop the Beat."
Hairspray will be directed by the 5th Avenue's executive producer and artistic director, David Armstrong with musical direction by Seattle Men's Chorus' artistic director Dennis Coleman.
Dates:  6/20/13 - 6/23/13 – Seattle, 5th Avenue Theatre; 2:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 7:30pm- Sun. Only
Subscription Packages:    On Sale Now
                  $45 - $185.40
Individual Tickets:            Tickets on Sale to the General Public - $20 - $65
                  SWC Fall Concert
                  8/25/12 (online); 8/27/12 (by phone)
                  SMC Holiday Concert & SWC Winter Concert
                  9/29/12 (online); 10/1/12 (by phone)
                  SMC Spring & Summer Concerts
                  2/9/13 (online); 2/11/13(by phone)
Box Office:                       206.388.1400        Mon-Fri, Noon-7:00pm

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