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July 21, 2021
7:00 PM
St. James Cathedral
804 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104


We're excited to open the Cathedral doors once again to concert audiences! Our second concert of the 2021 Summer Recital Series is on July 21 with cellist Nathan Whittaker.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suites
- Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
- Suite No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1008
- Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009

Nathan Whittaker, violoncello, enjoys a unique and diverse career as a concert soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, teacher, and historical cello specialist with concert stops ranging from New York to Seattle to Dubai. He is the Artistic Director of Gallery Concerts (Seattle), a concert series of chamber music on period instruments, and regularly performs with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, New York Baroque Incorporated, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Rosa Barocca, Byron Schenkman and Friends, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Recent appearances include the Vancouver Bach Festival, Pacific Baroque Festival, Early Music Seattle, Pacific MusicWorks, 45th Parallel, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, Berkeley Early Music Festival, Ottawa ChamberFest, the Boston Early Music Festival, and as a guest lecturer at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris. A dedicated teacher, he has served on the faculty of Cornish College of the Arts. He can be heard on recordings by ATMA Musique, Harmonia, and Centaur, as well as live broadcasts by NPR, CBC, and KING FM. Dr. Whittaker holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Washington and Bachelors and Masters degrees from Indiana University. He performs on a cello of Mario Gadda from 1957, and a baroque cello of Johann Christian Ficker II from c. 1770.

Summer concerts, approximately 1 hour long with no intermission, are only presented in-person and are not livestreamed. Registration is no longer required and there are no limits on the number of attendees. Masks are required for those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and optional (but recommended) for fully vaccinated people. Social distancing is not required, but there is plenty of room to spread out in the Cathedral if you wish. 

Suggested donation for each recital is $18.00 General Admission / $10.00 Students & Seniors. We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance to help prevent long entry lines, but tickets will also be sold at the door.

Upon purchasing a fixed price $10 or $18 advance ticket, you should shortly receive a barcoded ticket via email from If you don't see it within a few minutes, check your Spam or Junk Mail folder.

If you use the Pay What You Can donation, your barcoded ticket will be emailed to you up to 24 hours after your order (48 hours if you order on a weekend). If you have not received your electronic ticket with barcode by 5:00pm on July 21, please bring a copy (paper or electronic) of your donation receipt to the concert.

Concert seating is first come, first served. Please note that some seats, indicated by signs, are reserved for Friends of Cathedral Music donors. Those with disabilities are invited to contact us in advance so that we can reserve seats that will accommodate your needs.

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The next concert on our summer series is on Wednesday, August 25 at 7:00pm and features our new Associate Director of Music & Organist Christopher Stroh.

Music at St. James Cathedral
St. James Cathedral in Seattle has a vibrant and active liturgical music program, as well as an ongoing concert series that hosts top choral groups and organists from the Pacific Northwest and further afield. Join us for live concerts offering the best of sacred and classical music in a resplendent, inspiring, and acoustically brilliant setting.... Read More
St. James Cathedral
804 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

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