Join SRJO, St. Thomas Episcopal and Earshot Jazz for The Spiritual Music of Duke Ellington!
The concert features the St. Thomas Singers and the award-winning Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. Special guests include members of the Northwest Chamber Chorus, tap-dancer Alex Dugdale, and gospel soloists, Stephen Newby and Nichol Eskridge. Michael Brockman, SRJO Co-Artistic and Executive Director, conducts.
The concert includes, blues, jazz, gospel and choral works, all drawn from the three "Sacred Music Concerts" composed by Duke Ellington late in his career, and performed around the globe during his lifetime. Deeply spiritual and decidedly nondenominational, these sacred works were intended to be performed in places of sanctuary. This concert is presented in collaboration with Earshot Jazz, which has fostered the annual presentation of Ellington's sacred music at holiday time in the Seattle area since 1993.
The March 25th performance at St. Thomas Episcopal Church combines favorites drawn from all three of the Sacred Concerts and is a rare opportunity to hear an Eastside performance of this great music, in a concert that is traditionally enjoyed by sell-out crowds in Seattle.