Candlelight Concerts

Johann Sebastian BachSunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM
   with the Sans Souci Ensemble
  Stephen Bryant ~ violin
Jeffrey Cohan ~ flute
Roxanna Patterson ~ viola
Sue Jane Bryant ~ violin
Roberta Downey ~ cello
  Jonathan Oddie ~ harpsichord

Also in Mount Vernon (see below)download Seattle flyer

Johann Sebastian Bach's ebullient Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 enchants us, particularly in a season of joy and generosity. This performance features Seattle Symphony violinist Stephen Bryant, Seattle Symphony cellist Roberta Downey, Pacific Northwest Ballet violinist Sue Jane Bryant and harpsichordist Jonathan Oddie along with violist Roxanna Patterson and flutist Jeffrey Cohan. Also, an exquisite Quartet by Georg Philipp Telemann for flute, strings and harpsichord in celebration of the final weeks of the composer's 250th anniversary year, and a brilliant Quintet for flute and strings by Friedrich Kuhlau.

    MOUNT VERNON • Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM  - at Fir-Conway Lutheran Church at 18101 Fir Island Road in Conway/Mount Vernon • (360) 445-5396download Mount Vernon flyer

All Seattle performances:
University Christian Church

4731 – 15th Avenue NE
in Seattle’s University District

  Suggested donation $15, $20, $25
(a free will offering ~ everyone welcome!)
  Youth 18 and under FREE  
~ A reception follows each performance. ~


Terri RichterSunday, Dec. 10, 2017
at 7:30 PM


Terri Richter ~ soprano
  Tom Collier ~ vibraphone
  Jeffrey Cohan ~ flute
Martin Lund ~ piano, clarinet and flute

Also in Stanwood and on Whidbey, Lopez, Orcas & Bainbridge Islands in 2017! (see below)download Seattle flyer

Four artists and friends on both sides of the classical/jazz divide meld their musical perspectives in this unusual collaboration and festive celebration of the Yuletide season that is guaranteed to generate an abundance of Christmas cheer - in a brand new program (as always) for 2017! We welcome soprano Terri Richter, who was featured in our first candlelight Christmas programs with George Shangrow.

For centuries instrumental musicians have "jazzed up" familiar melodies in the style of their day, and this team's virtuoso improvisations on Yuletide favorites, and their renditions of classical standards will bridge contemporary improvisational jazz and art music of the Baroque and Renaissance by way of the joyous melodies of the season, bringing together the best of jazz and classical worlds.

Terri Richter returns to us from Los Angeles after many appearances with Seattle Opera, and as soloist with orchestras, opera companies, contemporary and early music ensembles including the Seattle Symphony, Apollo’s Fire, American Bach Soloists and Pacific Musicworks.

    LOPEZ ISLAND • Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM  - at the Lopez Center in Lopez Village • (360) 468-2203download Lopez flyer
STANWOOD • Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3:00 PM  - at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center in Stanwood (27130 – 102nd Ave. NW) • (360) 629-6110download Stanwood flyer
WHIDBEY ISLAND • Monday, December 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM - at Trinity Lutheran Church at 525 & Woodard Road in Freeland (Whidbey Island) • (360) 331-5191download Whidbey flyer
    ORCAS ISLANDSaturday, December 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM - at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Eastsound • (360) 376-2352download Orcas flyer

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The seventh annual Candlelight Concerts in memory of George Shangrow continues a tradition which George initiated with candlelight evenings of chamber music and holiday favorites over many decades.  Chamber music both familiar and new is performed by some of the Northwest’s prominent soloists.

~ updated November 21, 2017 ~