Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble – Of a Rose: Music for Advent & Christmas
Loren W. Pontén, founder & artistic director

Clarice Alfonso, soprano
Alison Austin, harp

Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble, celebrating their 30th anniversary season, presents "Of a Rose" – music for Advent and Christmas with harp, handbells, choir, and soloists.

Magnificat – a sparkling work for soprano soloist, solo treble trio, and mixed choir by Belgian composer Rudi Tas. Hymn to the Theotokos – world premiere of this Orthodox hymn setting by Los Angeles-based composer Michael Paraskevas.

Music for harp and choir, including "The First Miracle" from This Night by John Muehleisen and two works for choir and harp by Bern Herbolsheimer.

More Advent and Christmas music by Herbert Howells, Morton Lauridsen, John Tavener, Steven Martland, and Zoltán Kodály.

Preferred Seating: $40 in advance
General Seating: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Seniors: $20 in advance, $24 at the door
Students: Pay as able at the door with student ID
St. James Cathedral parishioners may request a pay-what-you-can parishioner pass from the music office or stop by the Columbia Street parish office reception desk Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.

For advance tickets, click here.

For more information, click here.

The Cathedral will close after the 5:30pm Mass, and doors will open for the concert at 7:30pm. Cash and check walk-up ticket sales will be available at all doors; credit card sales will be at the Marion St. & Terry Ave. door only. Those who have purchased tickets in advance, are entering with a Friends of Cathedral Music membership card, or are on the will-call list may enter at any entrance.

COVID Guidelines
Proof of vaccination is no longer required for Cathedral events. The CDC and King County Public Health continue to strongly recommend you wear a mask at large indoor events. While not required, we encourage all concert attendees to wear masks while community spread continues. We ask that all audience members be respectful of each other's choices. This policy is subject to change based on Archdiocesan, King County, and Washington State COVID guidelines and regulations.

More Information about Cathedral Concerts:

Where to Enter
There are three Cathedral entrances for concerts:

- The Marion Street/Terry Avenue entrance is at the northeast corner of the Cathedral (nearest to O'Dea parking). This entrance is accessible to those with disabilities. Restrooms and the Box Office to purchase walk-up tickets using a credit card are located at this entrance.

- The Columbia Street/Courtyard entrance is on the south side of the Cathedral near the Chapel. Accessible via a ramp. Cash-only box office. Advance ticket holders, Friends of Cathedral Music, and will call may enter here.

- The 9th Avenue entrance is on the west side of the Cathedral. This entrance is NOT accessible to those who use a wheelchair or have other mobility issues. Cash-only box office. Advance ticket holders, Friends of Cathedral Music, and will call may enter here.

Parking Information
- The Cabrini Garage closes at 7:00pm and is NOT available for concert parking.

- Limited free parking (~65 spaces) is available in the O'Dea High School parking lot, entrances on Marion and Columbia Streets between Terry and Boren Avenues.

- Street parking is $2.50/hour (free after 8:00pm).

- Accessible parking is available on the west side of Terry Avenue, between Marion and Columbia.

- There is a small pay lot across the street from the Cathedral on 9th Avenue and a larger pay lot at 711 Madison Street. If you park at a garage in the neighborhood, be sure to check the closing time.

Public Transportation
St. James Cathedral is within a few blocks of a number of bus lines and the First Hill Streetcar. The #60 bus stops directly in front on 9th Ave. To plan your trip, visit (or 206-553-3000), or and search for Terry Ave & Marion St, Seattle.

If you have any general questions about attending a concert at St. James Cathedral, please call the Music Office at 206-382-4874, or e-mail For ticket or concert program questions, contact Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble: Email or (206) 782-2899.

804 Ninth Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 | 206-382-4874 |