Baltic Centennial will commemorate one hundred years since the Declaration of Independence of the three Baltic states—home of the “Singing Revolution.” Hear the finest contemporary choral music today from Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania.
On March 24, 2018, the Seattle Choral Company in collaboration with the Magi Baltic Ensemble and the U of W Baltic Studies Program will salute this centennial with a concert demonstrating the sheer beauty and excellence of choral music from the Baltic countries. In the Baltics, singing is cultural and historical. Choral music was vital in developing and maintaining a sense of national identity during many years of occupation, as well as providing a means of creative resistance; and so it retained its central role within the culture.
Participating with the Seattle Choral Company will be six area choral ensembles:
Mägi Baltic Ensemble (Directed by Heather MacLaughlin Garbes)
Redmond Chorale (Directed by Laurie Betts Hughes)
Seattle Girl’s Choir/Cantamus division (Directed by Alex Gagiu)
Columbia Choirs/Bel Canto division (Directed by Steve Stevens)
Illumni Men’s Chorale (Directed by Christopher McCafferty)
Ancora (Directed by Freddie Coleman)