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There's no business like Snow Business: Seattle Men's Chorus welcomes audiences for its first live performances since 2020

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Photo by John Pai
Photo by John Pai

On December 5, the Seattle Men's Chorus will hold its first in-person performance since March 2020. Over the last 20 months, both it and Women's Chorus have been gathering and performing virtually. But, glowing with excitement, they are now ready to welcome audiences back into live performance venues.

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"This is our first in-person performance where we're going to be together as a full choral organization, and we're really happy to be able to do that after essentially almost two years off stage and doing virtual performances," Samantha Berry, Seattle Choruses' marketing and sponsorship manager, told the SGN.

On select dates between Dec. 5 and Dec. 23, audiences can see the Seattle Men's Chorus's annual holiday show, Snow Business, at Benaroya Hall. Additional performances are scheduled at the Federal Way Performing Arts Center and Everett Civic Auditorium.

Fans of the chorus can expect a fun twist on festive favorites such as "White Christmas" and "Jingle Bells," and newer selections, including a new carol from the composer of Frozen.

Tickets for the show start at $27.50, but those looking for gifts for their music-aficionado loved ones this holiday season can also consider grabbing a subscription package, available for purchase through Dec. 1. However, those interested should act fast, these are also in demand.

"There are a lot of people who are excited about getting back into attending events in general, and we have had a nice increase in ticket sales even in the last week," said Berry. "Some of the shows are selling out pretty quickly. We're almost sold out of the December 5 show, for example. People who want to get in on that should do so quickly."

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Season preview and ticket/pass info
Following Snow Business, the Seattle Women's Chorus will gather in February to perform We Are Family, an homage to the classics from girl groups and sister acts. In April, the Women's Chorus will perform Voices Rising, a production dedicated to celebrating rock pioneer Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Black women who have led innovation in music since.

In March, the Men's Chorus will return for Motown and More, celebrating the iconic sounds that came out of the famous Detroit music label.

"Personally, I'm pretty excited about that, because I love the Motown sound, and I think that's going to be a lot of fun," said Berry. "I also am really excited for the women's spring concert."

Though the 2021—22 season ends in April, fans can anticipate Pride Pops, the annual joint production from the Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Symphony, taking place June 24 and 25.

Subscriptions for the 2021—22 season come in two offerings: a two-performance package for either the Men's or Women's Chorus, or a full-season package for all four performances. Prices range from $53 to $178 and from $94 to $318 for the two- and four-performance packages, respectively.

The season pass doesn't apply to Pride Pops, but pass holders can purchase tickets to the concert with a discount code, Berry said.

For more information on tickets and events, please visit https://www.seattlechoruses.org/.