Seattle Choruses Celebrate Two Anniversaries And Welcome Chad Michaels

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Two great anniversaries in one phenomenal season! The Seattle Women’s Chorus (SWC) celebrates their 15th year of concerts in October with Hear Me Roar! Then, the Seattle Men’s Chorus celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with Summer of ’69!

Chad Michaels, of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame, will be joining the SMC for Believe: The Music of Cher. Other special guests will be announced soon as well. The SWC is also expanding to Burien to entertain our South Sound sisters and brothers. There is also news of a new mixed ensemble group comprised of SWC and SMC members.

So much good news and more to come soon! Check out the upcoming season below:

Hear Me Roar (SWC)

This blowout concert marks 15 years on stage. It’s filled with throwback favorites, pop extravaganzas, and fresh choral sounds that mark where the chorus has been…and where they are going!  The music of Katy Perry (“Roar”), Melissa Etheridge (“I Run for Life”) and Alicia Keys (“Superwoman”) illuminate stories of strength, survival, and hope as the worlds of disco, Broadway and Hollywood blend together for an epic celebration.

Dates:   10/12/18 – 10/20/18
10/12, 10/13 at 8:00pm; 10/13 at 2:00pm
Seattle First Baptist Church
10/20 at 8pm
Burien, Highline Performing Arts Center

Jingle All the Way (SMC)

SMC is ringing in the season with a high-spirited celebration that brings together all your favorites: beloved carols, fresh takes on holiday classics, and show-stopping dazzlers that will have you on your feet! Featuring “Silver Bells,” “Do You Hear What I Hear,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and many more moments of pure Holiday joy.

Dates:   12/8/18 – 12/23/18
12/9, 12/20, 12/21, 12/23 at 7:30pm; 12/16 at 8:00pm; 12/23 at 2:00pm
Seattle, Benaroya Hall
12/8 at 3:00PM, & 7:30PM

Tacoma, Rialto Theatre
12/15 at 7:30PM
Everett Civic Auditorium

Believe: The Music of Cher (SMC)

With Special Guest Chad Michaels

Six decades of #1 hits. 100 million albums sold. Countless reinventions. No other diva compares to the Goddess of Pop and her groundbreaking success as a music, movie, and style icon. SMC packs McCaw Hall with all the songs, sparkle and sequins you’d expect from the ultimate Cher tribute. Guest-starring Chad Michaels, the uncanny Cher impersonator who hair-flipped his way to the championship of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars.

Dates:   3/30/19 – 3/31/19
3/30 at 8:00pm & 3/31 at 2:00pm
Seattle, McCaw Hall 

Paul Caldwell - Artistic Director of the Seattle Choruses

Paul Caldwell – Artistic Director of the Seattle Choruses

Legends of Rock (SWC)

Decades ago, women like Janis Joplin and Carly Simon erupted onto the mainstream rock scene, blowing a hole through the stage wall that generations of women rockers have burst through. This concert is a loud and proud ode to the trailblazing singer-songwriters who weren’t afraid to raise their voices and make a scene: Patti Smith, Joan Jett, Alanis Morissette, Florence Welch, Tina Turner, Debbie Harry, and more groundbreaking artists.

Date:     4/27/19
2:00pm
Seattle, Benaroya Hall

Summer of ‘69 (SMC)

Woodstock. The moon landing. Vietnam. Stonewall. In the summer of 1969, current events churned into a psychedelic era of rebellion and change. SMC transports us back to this vibrant year through the chart-topping, culture-defining music that blared through turntables and transistor radios. Joining with a coalition of LGBTQ choruses across the country, we also present a thrilling new musical theater work that tells the stories of the Stonewall riots and the birth of the struggle to live life out loud, a message that still resonates today.

Dates:   6/21/19-6/22/19
6/21 at 8:00pm; 6/22 at 2:00pm
Seattle, Benaroya Hall

More Info:

Subscription Packages: On Sale Now: $51 – $287             

Individual Tickets: Tickets on sale to the General Public September 4, 2018:  $25 – $78

Box Office: 206.388.1400 Mon-Fri, 11:00am-6:00pm
www.seattlechoruses.org

About Seattle Men’s Chorus/Seattle Women’s Chorus
The internationally renowned Seattle Men’s Chorus (founded 1979) and Seattle Women’s Chorus (founded 2002) comprise the largest community choral organization in North America. Both choruses stand out as the largest LGBTQ-identified men’s and women’s choruses in the world. The choruses comprise one of the Pacific Northwest’s largest, most vibrant and successful music organizations, performing in Seattle’s most prestigious venues for an annual audience of more than 30,000 patrons. Flying House Productions is the not-for-profit organization that governs and manages the Choruses. Collectively there are over 600 singing members along with staff, volunteers, and associate members who support both Choruses. They are a leading voice for the LGBTQ community and offer more than 30 outreach events and main stage concert performances annually.

Our Mission: Our voices transform society through innovative and entertaining programs that build community, illuminate the experiences of LGBTQ people and their allies, expand inclusion, and inspire justice.

Our Vision:  A more harmonious world that celebrates the unique identities and talents of all people

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About Earle Dutton

Earle Dutton is the Chief Blogger and Editor of Equality365.com. He founded Equality365.com in 2013 to provide information about LGBTQ friendly events of interest, and to support LGBTQ entertainers and supportive artists who visit our community. Earle is a successful businessman in the Pacific Northwest with a long history of support for and involvement in, the Northwest LGBTQ community. His personal interests include: music, theater, pets, culinary arts and technology.

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