Mark Adrian once again brings together local musical organizations for an afternoon of choral and orchestral music at Seattle’s premier concert venue: the Taper Auditorium at Benaroya Hall. The Northwest Chamber Chorus, Sacred Music Chorale, Vashon Island Chorale, and Sammamish Symphony Orchestra will each perform solo sets in the first half of this amazing event. Then, in the second half, all groups join together to perform Mozart’s masterpiece with special guest soloists, conducted by Mark Adrian.

Composed in 1782 and 1783 in Vienna for two sopranos, tenor and bass soloists, double chorus and large orchestra, Mozart’s GRAND MASS IN C-MINOR is his only other unfinished large-scale work. The “Credo” consists of the text only up to et incarnatus est, and there is no “Agnus Dei.” The work embodies pomp and solemnity associated with the Salzburg traditions of the time, but also anticipates the symphonic masses of Joseph Haydn, and shows the influence of Bach and Handel. A work of conspicuous power and beauty, in which choruses – some dark-toned and solemn, others forthright and vigorous – mingle with sumptuous solo arias and ensemble of ornate, operatic radiance. Join us for this one-time-only amazing performance.


  • $32 general admission (festival seating – doors open at 1:30)

April 25, 26, and 27, 2014 – FLORA & FAUNA


Through appropriately chosen choral pieces, Cantaré Vocal Ensemble takes a whimsical look at our plant and animal kingdoms. Join us as we sing of mice and men, weeds and flowers, forests and barnyards.

There’s something for everyone in this light-hearted concert that’s sure to get your foot a-tappin’!


  • $25 general admission
  • $23 seniors (60+) and students (13-17)
  • ages 5-12 admitted FREE when accompanied by paying adult
  • (not suitable for children under 5)
  • $3.00 OFF if purchased BEFORE April 24

December 13, 14, and 15 – IN TIME OF SNOW

IN TIME OF SNOW brings together traditional arrangements and new contemporary settings of joyous choral music to help you ring in the holidays. Featured works include Vaughan-Williams’ “Fantasia On Christmas Carols” and Stanley Hoffman’s “Land Of Crystal Dreams.” Rounding out the program is a selection of shorter pieces depicting the winter season: cold, snow, and ice. Three carefully selected venues enhance the lush harmonies of Cantaré Vocal Ensemble and will without doubt put you in the spirit of the season. Join us for IN TIME OF SNOW.


  • $25 general admission (19-59)
  • $23 seniors (60+) and students (12-18)
  • ages 5-11 admitted FREE when accompanied by paying adult
  • (not suitable for children under 5)
  • $3.00 OFF if purchased BEFORE December 12

General Information

Cantaré is often invited to perform at various functions in the Seattle area, and may be booked for private events. To inquire about including Cantaré in your next special occasion, please contact conductor Mark Adrian at 206-551-4544 or by e-mail at mark.adrian@cantarevocalensemble.org.

Please check back regularly for additional information about our other performances during this season.

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