Clinton Smith, music director George Shangrow, founder

St. John Passion


Composer Robert Schumann called the St. John Passion “one of the most profound and perfected works of Bach.” According to conductor and Bach scholar John Eliot Gardiner, “it packs a more powerful dramatic punch than any Passion setting before or since” and “is as bold and complex an amalgam of storytelling and meditation, religion and politics, music and theology as there has ever been.” Heading a stellar roster of vocal soloists as our Evangelist for this performance is Andrew Stenson, recently featured on the October 2015 cover of Opera News.

2016 Chamber Music Series


OSSCS is delighted to present a series of chamber music concerts at distinctive venues around the greater Seattle area. Each $25 ticket includes one glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres. Limited seating is available for each performance, so tickets are available by advance purchase only. The next chamber music concert, on February 28, features a string quartet by Robert Schumann, a wind quintet by David Maslanka, and a brass quintet by Victor Ewald.