Saturday, December 1, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
The Choir of Christ's College of Cambridge is performing Saturday at 8 pm at Seattle First Baptist Church. Great opportunity to hear English choral music properly done. Details here.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Q: What's the dictionary definition of "tenor"?
A: Any baritone who joins a choir that doesn't already have enough tenors.
A: All of them. One to change the bulb, and the rest to complain about how high it is.
Q: How many sopranos does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one. She holds it up, and the world revolves around her.
A: They can't, because "It's too high!"
Sunday, June 17, 2012
We're doing our
part for the local economy! Each season we support music stores, print shops, Ballard restaurants and bars, piano tuners, the church that rents us our performance space, the NW Senior Center and many, many other local businesses. Join us at our next concert and keep things growing in Seattle!
Email from the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs...
The nonprofit arts and culture industry in Seattle generates almost half a billion dollars in annual economic activity—$272 million by the city's nonprofit arts organizations in addition to $175 million in event-related expenditures by their audiences.
This is according to Arts & Economic Prosperity IV: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences recently released by Americans for the Arts.
- $447.6 million in annual economic activity
- 10,807 full-time equivalent jobs
- $248.2 million in household income
- $38.2 million in local and state government revenues
This study could not have been completed without the data collected from the 50 nonprofit arts and culture organizations (listed below) and their nearly 1,400 audience members who took the time to complete surveys. And based on the level of participation, Seattle's economic figures should be considered conservative.
If you are interested in estimating the economic impact of your nonprofit arts and culture organization on the local economy, Americans for the Arts has a simple calculator on its website where you can also learn more about the study's national findings.
Seattle's nonprofit arts sector is an industry that supports jobs, generates government revenue and attracts cultural tourism. In the coming months, I will be out in the community telling the story behind these numbers. I hope you will join me in sharing this study and its results as a powerful tool to advocate for increased public and private investment in the arts.
Vincent E. Kitch
A special thank you on behalf of the city and the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs to our
Sci Fi Museum & HOF
New Circus Arts (SANCA)
Friday, June 1, 2012
We start rehearsals for our new season this Tuesday, June 5th. Can't wait to see what Chris V has picked out for us. They Call the Wind Maria? Get Me to the Church on Time? If Ever I Would Leave You? We Sail the Ocean Blue? Three Little Maids from School Are We? The possibilities are nearly endless!
Monday, May 28, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
First, Art Zone with Nancy Guppy has a really nice promo for the concert toward the end of this week's program. It first aired last night but it will be repeated all week on Channel 21 and on KCTS 9. Or you can go to their website to stream the program any time. Nancy does great things for the arts in Seattle. If you don't know her (although, who in Seattle doesn't know her?) this is your chance to start watching her show or friend her on Facebook for regular arts updates.
And second, KING-FM will have several spots mentioning the concert and playing recordings of some of the pieces we'll be performing. (Not our recordings...not yet. Something to work for in the future.) Tune in to hear Sean MacLean on Northwest Focus, KING's show that focuses on local performances, play three of our pieces. Monday, May 14th at 8:15 he'll play "How Can I Keep from Singing," Tuesday, May 15th at 8:24, "This We Know," and Friday, May 18th at 9:45 he'll play Verdi's "Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" aka "Va Pensiero." All times are approximate. I'm a huge fan of Sean's (and a "founding member" of listener supported KING-FM) so I'm pretty excited to hear him mention us.
Tell your friends about these two great programs and how they are supporting the arts in Seattle. And come to the concert next Saturday or Sunday to provide your support in person!
Friday, April 20, 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012
See concert details on our website!
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Thanks to Roger in the tenor section for first posting the video on our Facebook page. Unless your Italian is really good, be sure to click on the CC button at the bottom of the player for the English translations!
Monday, January 2, 2012
The Market Street Singers are extremely proud to announce...
WE HAVE BEEN AWARDED THE CIVIC PARTNERS GRANT FROM THE SEATTLE OFFICE OF ARTS & CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN 2012!!!
This is one of the most prestigious grants award by local government, even more so than the Department of Neighborhoods grant that we received while producing the Shilshole on the Pacific Rim concert in 2006. We don't yet know what level of support we will receive (we'll be told in January) and that may not be a huge sum, but just being selected is no small honor as it represents a meaningful endorsement by the city and our peers (a team of people who are very much in the know about music and choirs in Seattle). It also looks great to future possible grantors. Here are key portions from the city's very complimentary awards letter:
"On behalf of the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, we are pleased to notify you that based on the score you received in our peer panel review process and current budget projections, your organization is set to receive Civic Partner funding in 2012.
Congratulations! Your organization has passed rigorous review for public impact, quality and capacity by an independent peer panel of professionals with wide knowledge of the cultural sector. The city is proud to invest in your programs and services, knowing that your work is central to the vibrancy and quality of life in Seattle.
For planning purposes, you may count on Civic Partner support from the city in 2012 and are welcome to use our commitment in approaching other funders. Funding amounts are contingent on the city budget so as always, the Seattle Arts Commission, our citizen advisors and advocates, will count on your continued support in communicating the impact of these funds."
Huge thanks and kudos to everyone who worked on the grant application, especially Lucinda!