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Sat Aug 19


Tues Aug 22


Trinity Parish Church

609 8th Ave 

Seattle, WA 98104

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With a renewed focus on choral community and fellowship, Radiance will be expanding its roster to 16 singers for our 2023-2024 season. We are holding auditions on 

Sat Aug 19 from 10:00am-12:30pm & Tues Aug 22 from 6pm-8pm

Auditions will be held at Trinity Parish Church - 609 8th Ave Seattle, WA 98104.

Singers will be expected to:
*Sing a part of their choosing from WHITE Christe qui lux with an ensemble, one to a part. (You may not select the baritone part lol). 

*Sightread a hymn from the 1982 hymnal. 

Singers will be evaluated on:
1. Intonation
2. Tone
3. Singing “with” the ensemble
4. Sightreading

Auditionees will be expected to attend the rehearsals and concerts schedule below. Because of the limited rehearsal schedule, singers are expected to have the notes learned by the first rehearsal.


You can indicate on the form if you are only available for certain programs. It is possible that singers may be selected for specific programs.

Singers will be paid an honorarium of $100 for each program.

Please email Markdavin Obenza at if you have any questions.

Programs below subject to change

Shank, Paulus, Narverud


We welcome the transition to autumn with music centered around light and color. The centerpiece of the program, Joshua Shank’s Color Madrigals, is a setting of six poems by John Keats, each featuring a different color from the spectrum. The change of light in autumn can be seen in the natural world, as depicted in Jacob Narverud’s August, and commonly evokes nostalgia and the passing of time as reflected in Stephen Paulus’s The Road Home

Rehearsals at Trinity Parish Church - 609 8th Ave Seattle, WA 98104
Mon Sept 11 from 7pm-10pm
Tues Sept 12 from 7pm-10pm 
Fri Sept 15 from 7pm-10pm 

Concert at Trinity Parish Church
Sat Sept 16 at 7:00pm 

Joshua Shank - Color Madrigals 
Paulus - The Road Home
Whitacre - Lux aurumque
Craig Hella Johnson - Light of a clear blue morning
Jacob Narverud - August

Carols & Songs from New England, Appalachia, and the Shakers


Ring in the holidays with our annual performance of early American music from Appalachia and New England. Powerful, rousing shapenote tunes and lively Shaker songs bring the cheer of Christmas to life. These uniquely American music traditions are part of a vibrant cultural heritage, passed down through oral traditions, singing schools, and community practice. Shaker and shapenote music beautifully showcase the simple power of communal singing – in fact, the most common shapenote book, the Sacred Harp, is named after that sacred musical instrument given to us at birth: the human voice. Join Radiance for this festive, joyful celebration!

Rehearsals at Trinity Parish Church - 609 8th Ave Seattle, WA 98104
Mon Dec 18 from 7pm-10pm 
Tues Dec 19 from 7pm-10pm 

Concert at Trinity Parish Church 
Fri Dec 22 at 7:30pm 

Muhly, Pärt


The program features two large works for choir and organ by American composer Nico Muhly. Our Present Charter celebrates the sealing in 1215 of the Magna Carta in four movements and Bright Mass with Canons pays homage to traditional English choral music through Muhly’s own take on the sound world of Tudor music and Herbert Howells. Connecting Muhly’s pieces is a setting of the Beatitudes by Arvo Pärt which Muhly also set as the third movement in Our Present Charter

Rehearsals at Trinity Parish Church - 609 8th Ave Seattle, WA 98104

Mon Mar 4 from 7pm-10pm 
Tues Mar 5 from 7pm-10pm 
Fri Mar 8 from 7pm-10pm 

Concert at Trinity Parish Church 

Sat Mar 9 at 7:00pm

MUHLY Our present charter 
PART Beatitudes
MUHLY Bright Mass with Canons 



This year’s collaboration is centered around love. Stay tuned for our call for compositions and groups!

Rehearsals at Trinity Parish Church - 609 8th Ave Seattle, WA 98104

Mon May 20 from 7pm-10pm
Tues May 21 from 7pm-10pm 

Concert at Trinity Parish Church
Sat May 25 at 7:00pm

Program (Radiance set)
SKEMPTON Rise Up, My Love 
SKEMPTON More Sweet Than My Refrain
MACMILLAN Gallant Weaver 


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