Coordinator: Worship and Liturgical Arts

Staff Liaison: Dr. Will Simpson, Director of Music Ministries

Saint Andrew’s values music as outreach to the community, and offers concerts that are FREE and open to everyone!

Concerts are typically 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes long, and are for all ages. Please join us!

Our Concert Series for 2019-2020 includes:
August 24, 2019….Seattle Symphony Horn Quartet
December 15, 2019….Bells of the Sound Christmas Concert

Our 2018-2019 Concert Series featured:
December 16, 2018….
Bells of the Sound Christmas Concert
March 9, 2019….
Seattle Bach Choir: Rachmaninoff Vespers

 

  • 2019 - 2020 Concerts

    December 15, 2019  4:00 pm |  Sanctuary | FREE

    Bells of the Sound Christmas Concert

    Shirley Lindberg, Director

    Christmas Past and Present

    Bells of the Sound returns to Saint Andrew’s for its Christmas Concert:  Christmas Past and Present
    It just wouldn’t feel like Christmas without your favorite classic songs, but if you’re also craving fresh new melodies to get you into the holiday spirit, then you are in for a treat! Join Bells of the Sound for `Christmas Past and Present` and allow yourself to be swept away listening to both the songs you know and love and new soon-to-be favorites!

    Bells of the Sound is not your typical handbell choir. Under the direction of Shirley Lindberg, this talented group of auditioned musicians is a dynamic force in the handbell world – encouraging composers to create new works and advancing this exciting instrument into the mainstream of entertainment. Bells of the Sound has been pioneering handbell artistry and excellence in the Puget Sound area since 1989. Established to give handbell directors an opportunity to ring, Bells of the Sound has matured into a community ensemble dedicated to musical excellence and exciting performance. The group now owns and performs on one of the largest handbell sets in the United States, which includes 7 plus octaves of Malmark handbells and 5 octaves of Malmark Choirchimes. Their four released CDs – Ring We Now Noël, Signatures, The Sound of Christmas and Just Jazz – demonstrate the range of the group and the instrument and feature not only arrangements of well-known tunes, but many original handbell compositions written for contests the group has hosted over the past 12 years. Bells of the Sound will give you a whole new perspective of handbells that you won’t want to miss!
    Learn more about Bells of the Sound

    Bells of the Sound includes Saint Andrew’s member Vanessa Wilkie.


    August 24, 2019  |  3:00 pm

    Seattle Symphony Horn Quartet

    This was a special concert by the Seattle Symphony Horn Quartet….a unique opportunity to hear these talented musicians from the Grammy-winning Seattle Symphony in an intimate setting.

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  • 2018 - 2019 Concerts

    December 16, 2018
    Bells of the Sound returned to Saint Andrew’s for its 2018 Christmas Concert: Home for the Holidays!

    Bells of the Sound is not your typical handbell choir. Under the direction of Shirley Lindberg, this talented group of auditioned musicians is a dynamic force in the handbell world – encouraging composers to create new works and advancing this exciting instrument into the mainstream of entertainment. Bells of the Sound has been pioneering handbell artistry and excellence in the Puget Sound area since 1989. Established to give handbell directors an opportunity to ring, Bells of the Sound has matured into a community ensemble dedicated to musical excellence and exciting performance. The group now owns and performs on one of the largest handbell sets in the United States, which includes 7 plus octaves of Malmark handbells and 5 octaves of Malmark Choirchimes. Their four released CDs – Ring We Now Noël, Signatures, The Sound of Christmas and Just Jazz – demonstrate the range of the group and the instrument and feature not only arrangements of well-known tunes, but many original handbell compositions written for contests the group has hosted over the past 12 years. Bells of the Sound will give you a whole new perspective of handbells that you won’t want to miss!
    Learn more about Bells of the Sound

    Bells of the Sound includes Saint Andrew’s member Vanessa Wilkie.


    March 9, 2019
    Seattle Bach Choir performed Rachmaninoff ‘s “All Night Vigil”
    Anne Lyman, Director

    The Seattle Bach Choir performed Sergei Rachmaninoff ‘s “All Night Vigil”. Sergei Rachmaninoff composed the “All Night Vigil” in 1915, on the cusp of the Russian revolution. The piece has been praised as Rachmaninoff’s finest achievement and “the greatest musical achievement of the Russian Orthodox Church.”

    The Seattle Bach Choir performs music that is interesting and beautiful; accessible for audiences who are hearing their first choral music program, and those who are seasoned choral music aficionados.

    Learn more about the Seattle Bach Choir.

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  • The Emmaus Trio

    The Emmaus Trio is Dr. Will Simpson, Karin Islip, and Lauren Root.
    They enjoy performing both standard repertoire works as well as works that are unique and rarely performed.
    Dr. Simpson is the Director of  Music Ministries at Saint Andrew’s.
    Karin Islip and Lauren Root are music teachers on the Eastside and are often heard in the Saint Andrew’s Orchestra and small ensembles.

    In 2016, The Emmaus Trio became Saint Andrew’s Artists-in-Residence. They continue to share their musical gifts with our congregation and community!

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