Saturday, November 19, 2016


 
The Market Street Singers invite you to…

That Special Time of Year

Saturday, December 10 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 11 at 3:00pm
Ballard First Lutheran Church

NW corner of NW 65th and 20th NW in Ballard

For the first time we present two holiday concerts, Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.

A diverse selection of holiday music, featuring the Christmas Cantata by Daniel Pinkham. Includes our popular Christmas sing-a-long.

This is a free event but contributions are always gratefully accepted.

Saturday, October 1, 2016



The Market Street Singers invite you to our

~ ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE ~

Saturday, October 15
9am to 4pm
St. Luke’s Church - 5710 22nd Ave NW
(in the basement under the old chapel across the street from the Ballard Library)

For more about The Market Street Singers please visit www.marketstreetsingers.org

Our best-sellers during previous years:
· Clothing
· Shoes
· Books
· CDs/DVDs/Records
· Housewares
· Appliances and Electronics
· Luggage/Bags
· Toys / Puzzles
· Knick Knacks
· Jewelry / Scarves
· Household tools
· Linens / Bedding / Blankets
· Outdoor gear (backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, tarps, camping kitchen items)

Tuesday, July 26, 2016



The MAREKT STREET SINGERS present.......
 
FESTIVAL OF FAVORITES: A COMMUNITY CHORAL CELEBRATION
Saturday, August 27, at 7:30pm
Ballard First Lutheran Church - Downstairs Social Hall
2006 NW 65th Street
 
 For five years The Market Street Singers has presented community sing-alongs featuring favorite choral classics, familiar “chestnuts” that singers continue to love no matter how many times they sing them. The success of these “Festivals of Favorites” has led us to offer them as ongoing events, at various venues, including NW Folklife. There has recently been markedly increased interest in choral sing-alongs in the area and we are proud to be part of this exciting trend.

We provide the music, all you have to do is show up and enjoy the fun. This is not designed as a concert performance, but rather a community music making event. Whereas singers of all abilities are welcome, non-singers are welcome to show up to just enjoy listening to the music.

And singers, YOU get to choose what music we do from a list of over 25 titles. Things like… Billings “Africa” and “David’s Lamentation” - Mozart “Ave Verum Corpus” - Biebl “Ave Maria” - Farrant “Call to Remembrance” - Farmer “Fair Phyllis” - Rutter “For the Beauty of the Earth” and “Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind” - Tallis “If Ye Love Me” - JS Bach “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” - Lassus “Jubilate Deo” - Morley “Now is the Month of Maying” and “April is in My Mistress’ Face” - Vittoria “O Magnum Mysterium” and “O Vos Omnes” - Rene Clausen “Seat Me as a Seal” - Palestrina “Sicut Cervus” - “Sumer is a cumin in” - Brahms “Waldesnacht” - Bennet “Weep O Mine Eyes” -  Randall Thompson “The Road Not Taken” and “Alleluia” – Houston Bright “Rainsong” – Jeffers “I Have Had Singing” – and Joseph Martin “The Awakening.”

A suggested participant donation of $15 will help cover expenses. There is no need to reserve a space, in the unlikely event we run out of music scores, you may have to share with someone. But isn’t this a lovely way to make friends? We do, however, want to make sure we have enough chairs set up. If you plan to attend we request you notify director@marketstreetsingers.org or call 206-465-3296.

SPREAD THE WORD!  There is nothing better than a large crowd of happy people singing music they love, or music they are falling in love with. Pure choral joy. Almost as good as a choral jukebox! Visit the Market Street Singers online for more information visit www.MarketStreetSingers.org

The Market Street Singers is a choral ensemble for Ballard that builds connections within diverse communities. Celebrating the joy of choral music among singers and listeners, we aspire to cultivate neighborhood pride with choral arts that are truly community identified.

The Market Street Singers is a recipient of the Civic Partners Grant from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. We are also a 501(c)3 organization. Your gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. We are based in Seattle and registered with the Washington State’s Charities Program. Additional information is available by calling the State Charities Program at 800-332-4483 or visiting www.sos.wa.gov/charities.

Friday, May 6, 2016


 
The Market Street Singers present...
 
Sweet '16
A Concert for Spring 2016

Saturday, May 21, 7:30pm
and

Sunday, May 22, 3:00pm

Ballard First Lutheran Church
NW 65th & 20th NW, in Ballard

The Market Street Singers celebrate Spring 2016 with a musical program that is both exciting and diverse. The highlight will be Leonard Bernstein's powerful Chichester Psalms, one of the most beloved contemporary choral masterpieces. The famous second movement solo will be sung by renowned Seattle area male soprano Aaron Norman. We will also be joined by percussionist Memmi Ochi, harpist Michelle Wilcox, and our accompanist Ingrid Verhulsdonk on the organ. Just to prove that there is something for everyone, we will also offer a medley from the hit musical South Pacific and a tribute to the famous glam rock band Queen, with John DeTurk on bass and Mitchell Fund on drums. We will also premiere In Those Fields, a new a cappella choral composition by Mitchell Fund.

This is a free event, but your contributions are always gratefully accepted. We hope to see you there. Please spread the word to your family and friends.

The Market Street Singers is a recipient of the Civic Partners grant from the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. The Market Street Singers, based in Seattle, is registered with the Washington State's Charities Program as required by law. Additional information is available by calling the State Charities Program at 800-332-4483 or visiting 
www.sos.wa.gov/charities.

Sunday, November 15, 2015




The Market Street Singers present...  Mysteries and Miracles



The Market Street Singers invite you to once again look at winter and the holiday season with joy and awe. Take a short detour away from the year-end rush to relax and savor what is special about this time. Whether it's a new way of looking at Christmas standards, reconsidering the beauty of the approaching winter season, or chuckling at some of the funny situations we often find ourselves in during the holidays, we promise to have plenty of good music for you to hear. Even Mr. Grinch can't hold us back. And like every year, we invite you to sing along now and then - conducted by Chris Vincent and accompanied by Ingrid Verhulsdonk.  We are also happy to present our special guests, The Sound Singers Japanese Choir.  And why not take in the December Ballard Art Walk, while you're at it? 


Saturday, December 12, 7:30pm
Ballard First Lutheran Church

(2006 NW 65th St at the corner of NW 65th & 20th NW)



This is a free event. Contributions are gratefully accepted.

The Market Street Singers, based in Seattle, is registered with the Washington State's Charities Program as required by law. Additional information is available by calling the State Charities Program at 1-800-332-4483 or visiting www.sos.wa.gov/charities.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


The Market Street Singers’ annual rummage sale will be held from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, Oct. 17 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Ballard at 5710 22nd Avenue NW (across the street from Ballard Commons and one block north of the Ballard Public Library). 
 
Previous sales have included popular items, such as:
  • books
  • clothing
  • linens
  • small tools and housewares
  • functional electronics
  • small working appliances
  • dishes
  • knickknacks
And More! 
 
Please come support your local singers.  We are a non-audition community choir based in Ballard. In the ten years since our founding we have grown into a diverse group of more than 85 singers. We are proud of our inclusive, service-oriented vision. We seek to be an agent of change and community building through musical excellence and public outreach.  To find out more about the Market Street Singers, visit www.MarketStreetSingers.org.  Sorry, the rummage sale is cash only.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, August 20, 2015


The Market Street Singers present…
Summer Lites
A short summer-time concert

Two performance times on
Saturday, Sept. 12th
3:00pm AND 7:30pm
at
Ballard First Lutheran Church
2006 NW 65th St, Seattle, WA 98117
(Corner of NW 65th St and 50th Ave NW)

The Market Street Singers wrap up their Summer 2015 season with a short performance, presented for the first time TWICE IN ONE DAY! Yes, you have your choice of hearing us in the afternoon at 3:00pm or in the evening at 7:30pm. Of course, you might want to hear us both times!

Expect to hear a wide blend of styles and choral textures, from classical to pop, from comedy to ragtime, from love ballads to choral classics. We end our summer with music of many moods and a wide expressive palette. This day is also the day of the famous monthly Ballard Artwalk, so let us be your musical destination while you’re also taking in all that this exciting neighborhood has to offer. Visit the Market Street Singers online at www.MarketStreetSingers.org for more information about the event and the choir.

This is a FREE event. Contributions are gratefully accepted. The Market Street Singers is a 501(c)3 organization. Your gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Based in Seattle, we are registered with the Washington State’s Charities Program. Additional information is available by calling the State Charities Program at 800-332-4483 or visiting www.sos.wa.gov/charities.