Seattle Men’s Chorus 2014–2015 Season
Benaroya Hall · View Seating Chart ·
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 2:00pm
Sunday, November 30 - 2:00pm
Friday, December 12 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 14 - 2:00pm
Sunday, December 14 - 7:30pm
Sunday, December 21 - 7:30pm
Monday, December 22 - 7:30pm
Holiday Concert Single Tickets Dates:
ONLINE: Saturday, September 27, 2014
PHONE: Monday, September 29, 2014
Tyler’s Suite • I Am Harvey Milk
McCaw Hall · View Seating Chart ·
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 29 - 2:00pm
Spring and Summer Concerts
Single Tickets Dates:
ONLINE: Saturday, January 10, 2015
PHONE: Monday, January 12, 2015
35 Years Of Song. Who can believe it? Seattle Men’s Chorus (SMC) is ready to embark on its 35th season in 2014-2015, and so many memories come to mind. Our Chorus got its start shortly after Harvey Milk was assassinated in San Francisco in 1978. Then we held each other’s hands and sang out in celebration of our loved ones’ lives during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s. The ’90s brought additional challenges and moments, including the tragic murder of Matthew Shepard. The last 10-15 years have brought us sweeping political change, including marriage equality in Washington State.
But we still have a long way to go. Our young LGBT friends continue to face bullying in school. Many states still don’t have equal rights for LGBT citizens, and many countries still outlaw homosexuality. We will continue to share our voices in the community to celebrate differences, bring about social change, break down barriers, and simply have some fun!
Speaking of fun, our season kicks off with Seattle’s OTHER Holiday Tradition, a festive concert titled …Our Gay Apparel. I can’t wait for you to see the apparel we’re pulling out of the closet (pun intended) in this bright and colorful concert soiree. Each Chorus member will put his own spin on his gay apparel, and I’m quite confident that it’ll be a concert to please both Santa Claus and Tim Gunn!
Then, in the spring we’re going to mesmerize you with two incredibly heartfelt stories in Legacy. This concert will be broken into two halves. The first is Tyler’s Suite, which is the story of Tyler Clementi, the violinist from Rutgers University who took his own life in 2010. It features eight of America’s most celebrated composers: Stephen Schwartz, John Corigliano, John Bucchino, Nolan Gasser, Lance Horne, Ann Hampton Callaway, Craig Carnelia and Jake Heggie, along with lyrics by Pamela Stewart. The second part of the show will be I Am Harvey Milk, an original commission written by Andrew Lippa. In the performance we’ll explore the details of what has made Harvey Milk into the gay icon that he is today. These important works will take you on a moving musical journey.
We’ll close our 35th season with Queen. We all know and love so many of their songs, and we know and love Freddie Mercury, another gay icon. We’ll perform a wide variety of their smash hits, plus maybe even showcase a song or two of theirs that you haven’t heard. It’s simply going to be a blast.
Thank you for joining us. Whether this is your 35th season with us, or your first, we welcome you and thank you for your support. Enjoy the music!
Dennis Coleman, Artistic Director