Music calendar


Snohomish County

Deck the Halls with Marimbas: The Cascade Percussion Ensemble presents a concert of Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, along with Northwest premiers of some traditional Christmas carols arranged for percussion ensemble; 4 p.m. Dec. 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW in Lynnwood. A free-will offering will be taken.

Camano Island

Community MessiahSing: 7 p.m. Dec. 28 at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 1318 Highway 532. Camano Island. This sixth annual sing-along requires that people bring their own scores or be prepared to borrow or buy one at the event. The orchestra includes organ and harpsichord. Soloists are already assigned. Audience members are welcome. A festive reception is to follow. Call 360-939-0240.


English Christmas: The Tudor Choir and Players present traditional carols for Christmas and the New Year, including three holiday classics, “Christmas Day” by Gustav Holst; “In Terra Pax” by Gerald Finzi; and “Fantasia on Christmas Carols” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Doug Fullington directs the 16-voice Tudor Choir and 11-member Tudor Players. The concert is 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28, Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 Ninth Ave. NE, Seattle; Tickets are $30 general, $20 for students and seniors, available at,, or by calling 206-323-9415.

Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall’s Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747;

Seattle Symphony’s New Year’s Eve program includes John Williams’ “Star Wars Suite,” Smetana’s “Dance of the Comedians,” Glière’s “Russian Sailor’s Dance,” Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and a jazzy Ellington-Strayhorn arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” Then, your ticket includes the count down to midnight at a post-concert party in Benaroya Hall’s Grand Lobby.

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with the Seattle Symphony Chorale, is offered 8 p.m. Dec. 28, 2 p.m. Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2, 3 and 4.


Old Time and Country Music Association: Seeking new members. The group meets from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month at the Baker Hi-Rise, 1401 Poplar St., Everett. Provides entertainment, including old-time county, gospel and bluegrass music, for residents and guest of Snohomish and Skagit county senior living and care facilities. Contact club president Bill Bissonnette at 360-403-7379 or email

Sound Singers: 1 p.m. practices, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.; new members welcome; 425-774-5555;

Threshold choir: Women who sing in small groups at the bedsides of the seriously ill and dying. Rehearsals are 4 to 5:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays in Stanwood. Call Darlene at 907-441-1411. Voices Northwest: Women’s chorus meets 7 p.m. Mondays, First Baptist Church of Monroe; 17922 149th St. SE, Monroe; open to women 16 and older; email; 425-741-9123.

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