Friday, November 9, 2018

More than a Silent Night

Celebrating the anniversary of the world’s favorite Christmas song,
and the moods and mysteries of the season,

The Market Street Singers present…

More than a Silent Night

Saturday, December 8 at 7:30pm
Sunday, December 9 at 3:00pm

Ballard First Lutheran Church (2006 NW 65th Street)

We celebrate the 200th anniversary of the song "Silent Night" with organ, brass, and audience sing-along. Also featured are the Magnificat by Charles Theodore Pachelbel, three choral premieres by local composer/arrangers, and plenty of music to capture the spirit of the season. Expect some surprises!
Chris Vincent, conductor
Ingrid Verhulsdonk, accompanist
Tim Clements, guest soloist 

This is a free event. Contributions are gratefully accepted.

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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

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 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.

We recognize that singing builds communities and brings us and our audiences great joy. We want to share this joy limitlessly with the wider world around us. We therefore include and encourage participation by people of all races, ethnic and national origins, genders and gender identities, sexual orientations, religious backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, ages, and physical and mental abilities among our singers and audiences.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

invite you to the seventh anniversary of…


(and bake sale!) 

Saturday, August 25, at 7:30pm

Magnolia Lutheran Church - Downstairs Social Hall

2414 - 31st Ave W
In the Magnolia neighborhood. Street parking available,
as well as some parking spaces in the LDS Church lot across 31st Ave.

For seven 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” – Mozart “Ave Verum Corpus” – Biebl “Ave Maria” – Farrant “Call to Remembrance” – Billings “David’s Lamentation” – 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” – Faure “Cantique de Jean Racine” – Vittoria “O Magnum Mysterium” and “O Vos Omnes” – Lauridsen “Sure on this Shining Night” –  Palestrina “Sicut Cervus” - “Sumer is a cumin in” – Brahms “Waldesnacht” – Bennet “Weep O Mine Eyes” –  Randall Thompson “The Road Not Taken” and “Alleluia” and “Choose Something Like a Star” –  Jeffers “I Have Had Singing” – Joseph Martin “The Awakening”

A suggested participant donation of $15 will help cover expenses. We also invite you to enjoy our bake sale. As you know, everything goes better with cookies and brownies.

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  or call 206-465-3296.

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!