A Season of Gratitude and Belonging – Columbia Choirs 2022-23

A Season of Gratitude and Belonging – Columbia Choirs 2022-23

After our 2021-22 Season, filled with many triumphs returning to in-person sing ing in the rehearsals room, concert hall, and in our community, we turn our focus towards centering humanity and building strong relationships through choir. This season, as Columbia Choirs enters its 39th year of music-making, we will celebrate “A Season of Gratitude and Belonging”.  

Here’s a message from Artistic Director, Katrina Turman, about the significance of this year’s theme: 

Our 39th season honors the past, present, and future of Columbia Choirs. In this season of Gratitude and Belonging, we first give thanks for what we have accomplished over nearly four decades. Columbia Choirs has shared music with choirs across the globe, developed a strong team of expert artistic staff, and consistently performs for our local community. We acknowledge the incredible accomplishments of the past, but why stop there? Let us look forward and open our scope wider. In this season, Columbia Choirs will work to increase access to the choral arts even further through expanded programs, diverse programming, and new community connections. We aim to create a space where everybody, no matter their background, will feel they belong.  

The season of Gratitude and Belonging will explore music by indigenous composers, repertoire that celebrates the joy of singing, and multi-cultural songs which represent the diverse world that surrounds us and the vital space they take up in the choral community. 

Our 2022-23 Season will include the presentation of six public concerts featuring the various levels of our choirs.  We hope you will join us for one or more of the concerts below to celebrate the themes of gratitude and belonging through music. 

Columbia Choirs 2022-23 Concert Series 

In the Spirit of Gratitude

Adult Concert (featuring Con Brio and Concord) 
Saturday, December 3rd at 7pm 

Children’s Concert (featuring Prima, Melodia, Harmonia and Ragazzi) 
Saturday, December 10th at 12:30pm 

Youth Concert (featuring Lyrica, Bel Canto and Cantabile) 
Saturday, December 10th at 4pm 

In the Spirit of Belonging

Adult Concert (featuring Con Brio and Concord) 
Saturday, June 10th at 7pm 

Children’s Concert (featuring Prima, Melodia, Harmonia and Ragazzi) 
Saturday, June 17th at 12:30pm 

Youth Concert (featuring Lyrica, Bel Canto and Cantabile) 
Saturday, June 17th at 4pm 

Additional Performances and Collaborations

This season will also include special performances and collaborations with other musical groups in the Seattle area and beyond.

  • This fall, Concord will participate in the 2022 Seattle Sings Festival the weekend of October 28-29, 2022.
  • Some of our children’s and youth choirs will be partnering with the University of Washington choral department on a project to compose graphic notation scores to be performed in March.
  • Con Brio will travel to Spokane in late April to collaborate with Le Donne Choir and present a joint concert.
  • Next spring, Cantabile and Concord will participate in a special collaboration with Harmonia Orchestra and Chorus culminating in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Benaroya Hall on Sunday, May 7, 2023

We invite you to join one of our choirs this season, attend an upcoming concert, or donate to support our organization as we celebrate “A Season of Gratitude and Belonging”. 

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