2014-2015, 25th Anniversary Season

Please join the Medieval Women’s Choir for another spectacular season of medieval music – and new works – from around the world.

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Fountain of Life

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 8 pm St. James Cathedral

O Vivens fons and other songs by St. Hildegard of Bingen, a newly commissioned work by Karen P. Thomas, and the famous Christmas sequence Letabundus. This program highlights the choir in varying combinations, as well as MWC instrumentalists.

Cantigas de Santa Maria

Friday, March 20, 2015, 8 pm Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8 pm Great Hall at Trinity Parish Church

The lively miracles performed by the Virgin Mary, as told in 13th-century manuscripts collected by King Alfonso X of Spain. This concert incorporates illuminations from the original manuscripts, shown by guest scholar-musician Robert Eisenstein, who joins the MWC instrumental band. With Marian Seibert, soprano, and Richard Hill, baritone.

St. James Cathedral presents the Medieval Women’s Choir’s production of

Ordo virtutum by St. Hildegard of Bingen

Friday, May 15, 2015, 8 pm Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8 pm St. James Cathedral

Marian Seibert (as Humilitas), Linda Strandberg (as Anima), Erika Chang, Rebekah Gilmore, Lisa Ponten, and Stacey Sunde join the choir in this staged morality play about the Soul and its journey towards acceptance in the community of Virtues. Shira Kammen leads the instrumentalists and Margriet Tindemans is music and stage director.

*Extra Concert* Subscribers will be the first to have an opportunity to reserve passes for this special concert in the Chapel at St. James, with very limited seating availability.

Alta Voce

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8 pm Chapel at St. James Cathedral

The Medieval Women’s Choir presents sopranos Erika Chang, Rebekah Gilmore, and Linda Strandberg, with Margriet Tindemans on medieval fiddle, in St. Hildegard of Bingen’s telling of the legend of St. Ursula.

 The Medieval Women’s Choir is a Resident Choral Ensemble at Saint James Cathedral.

*Additional Events*

Ever Ancient, Ever New:
A Festival of St James Choirs Celebrating 25 Years of Image

Saturday, November 8, 7:30 pm, St. James Cathedral

The Medieval Women’s Choir will participate in the St. James Festival of Choirs, featuring the cathedral’s Resident Choral Ensembles in an evening of Choral Music and Poetry. More information at

Please note this concert is free, however, seats must be reserved in advance using this link.

Cantilena, an open sing

Sunday, April 12, 7-8:30 pm, Chapel at St. James Cathedral

Experience first-hand the thrill of singing music by St. Hildegard of Bingen! In this singalong for all voice types and skill levels, Margriet Tindemans will unlock the secrets of the great visionary’s music. Modern transcriptions will be provided. It helps if you read music, but no special knowledge of medieval notation is required. More info.

 The Medieval Women’s Choir is a Resident Choral Ensemble at Saint James Cathedral.

Season Subscribers receive:

  • 23% discount off at-door single pass prices for season concerts
  • Reserved seating section for all season concerts  
  • An opportunity to reserve passes before they are made public for the Alta Voce concert
  • The benefit of supporting a unique ensemble in Seattle’s music community

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