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Friday, December 22nd, 2023 at 7:30pm

Trinity Parish Church

609 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 2pm

Orcas Island Community Church

176 Madrona St, Eastsound, WA 98245

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!

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

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Saturday, March 9th, 2024 at 7pm

Trinity Parish Church

609 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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. 

Muhly, Pärt


Saturday, May 25th, 2024 at 7pm

Trinity Parish Church

609 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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


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