Concerts & Events

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Spring Frolic: Canterbury Tales

April 6, 2024 | 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Epiphany Episcopal Parish, Seattle

Tickets: $65 adults, $25 children 8 – 17

Enter into Geoffrey Chaucer’s Tabard Inn as pilgrims gather to prepare for their journey to Canterbury. This peek into Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales will be a festive, family-friendly afternoon filled with stories (from The Canterbury Tales, of course!), music, dancing, and plenty of food and beverages. People of note (real and fictional) will be on hand – Geoffrey Chaucer himself, Lady Philippa Chaucer, the Wife of Bath, and more. You never know who you might encounter!  Wear a costume, or not, and vote for the best story told. The afternoon features performances by the Medieval Women’s Choir, directed by maestro Eric Mentzel. Enjoy mead, wine, beer, sparkling water, heavy hors d’oeuvres, delightful desserts, and a champagne/sparkling juice toast to send our pilgrims on their way!  Children aged 8 and up are welcome!

During the event, our guests will be invited to make a donation in support of the Medieval Women’s Choir’s programs. Please consider making a gift at any time during the Frolic, or make your gift in advance to help build the momentum!

Visions and Miracles

Saturday, June 8th, 2024 | 8:00 pm
Saint James Cathedral, Seattle

General Admission: $30
Pay as you will, Student, & Veterans as able

​Visions and miracles play a fundamental role in the foundational narratives and sacred texts of Christianity. It is with a miracle at the wedding feast in Cana that Jesus began his public ministry, and miracles are held up in the gospels as one mechanism through which the skeptical are brought to the faith. An acceptance of biblical truth requires the acceptance of a world in which visions and miracles are indisputably real.

No wonder, then, that medieval Christians experienced the world in the same way: celebrating, inventing, narrating, and preserving a dizzying array of visions and miracles. This is a reflection of their intense spirituality and their casual acceptance of the role of the supernatural in daily life. Accounts of miracles and visions permeated the music of the era, often pushing singers to create their most expressive works. Join the MWC as we explore the musical mysticism of the Middle Ages.

 

Audience Health and Masking

Audience members symptomatic with upper respiratory symptoms such as cough, runny nose, or scratchy throat that is not asthma or allergies (i.e., that can be controlled with medication) should not attend. Audience members exhibiting symptoms while at a concert who are not wearing a mask will be asked by a staff member to wear a mask. All audience members are encouraged to wear a mask (except while eating or drinking.)