Seattle Peace Chorus Benefit Concert

“Help Us Help the Homeless”
Donations of twin-size blankets & sleeping bags (machine washable) will be accepted at both concerts & distributed to area emergency shelters.

Hear some of the most definitive and popular songs that influenced events, moved people to action and helped alter the course of history throughout the world. Pop to folk, world music to anthems, this concert covers the gamut and will include audience sing-alongs of several songs.
From Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s protest of the Vietnam War and John Lennon’s Imagine to the Suffragettes battle song and protest songs against the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela, this concert conveys the power of song to resist oppression, inspire freedom and galvanize and rally communities around the globe.

Additional concert: Sunday, November 23, at 7 p.m.
Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/897209

Directed by Frederick N. West.

Cynic in Seattle

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Experimental rock band Cynic appears for a rare Northwest concert this Tuesday, July 8 at Neumos. The Los Angeles-based group will perform songs from their highly acclaimed recent release “Kindly Bent to Free Us” on Season of Mist records.

Combining elements of metal, jazz, prog, and punk, Cynic has defied simple categorization since their first recordings were released over 20 years ago. The new album is by turns forceful and meditative, infused with a sense of informal sophistication. Each piece is highly composed yet structured in a manner that allows for the kind of improvisation that should make their live performance memorable.

Two members of the band, Paul Masvidal and Sean Reinert, recently came out as gay in a Los Angeles Times feature story. Masvidal recalls an early 90s tour with Cannibal Corpse where they were concerned for their personal safety at the hands of notoriously intolerant metal heads. The atmosphere has surely changed. In a city that only last week celebrated diverse sexuality, Cynic is likely to find an eager audience for their unique brand of progressive metal. Opening acts Lesser Key (feat. Paul D’Amour of TOOL) and We Are the City. 21+.

SEATTLE PEACE CHORUS PERFORMS “CANTO GENERAL,” Pablo Neruda’s epic song of the people… A monumental choral masterpiece based on the greatest poem by Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda.

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Don’t miss this rare opportunity! Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m..

The Seattle Peace Chorus will perform the magnificent music of Canto General at Cleveland High School, which is unprecedented for the chorus, as they have never sung at a high school before. This concert fulfills a long-held goal of the Seattle Peace Chorus to reach out to youth and more diverse audiences.  A Free Will Collection will benefit the Cleveland High School Music Program.

The Cleveland High School performance “Canto@Cleveland will feature a poetry reading by a Chilean Mapuche poet accompanied by an Andean pipe player.

TICKETS:  Online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com or call 800.838.3006
• $20 Advance • $25 At the door • $5 Students • $10 Cleveland High School parents

Supported by the Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture and the Abe Keller Peace Education Fund.