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HISTORY

In 2013 Rob Archibald founded Seattle’s Ensign Symphony & Chorus. With the assistance of an amazing leadership team he recruited local musicians and held their first concert on October 21, 2013 in the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA. Ensign has been thrilled to welcome world-renowned artists to the Puget Sound area.

RECORDINGS

“Silent Night” recorded with Jennifer Thomas. Written and produced by Jennifer Thomas for her album Winter Symphony released Nov 15, 2015. Ensign recorded this song with her on May 9, 2015.

“Alleluia” recorded with Jennifer Thomas. Written and produced by Jennifer Thomas for her album Winter Symphony released Nov 15, 2015. Ensign recorded this song with her on May 9, 2015.

GUEST ARTISTS

Jenny Oaks Baker
Jennifer Thomas
J.ournal
The Rogue Pianist (Kimberly Starkey)
David Archuleta
Hilary Weeks
GENTRI
David Zabriskie
Craig Jessop
Dallyn Vail Bayles
Sunbeam Choi
Alex Boye
Crawford Gates

PRESS PASS

Press interested in special passes or interviews please use our contact page to reach us. More information to come soon.

FAQS

How do I pronounce Ensign?

[en-sīn] Listen HERE.

What kind of music does Ensign perform?

Ensign Symphony & Chorus performs both sacred and secular music. There is not one specific style of music that we choose from. We have performed classical pieces by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Vivaldi and many other composers. Other music includes traditional American hymns and folk songs as well as traditional pieces from other nations. We often perform music by Mack Wilberg and other composers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as other contemporary artists. We have also performed many contemporary pieces including music from recent films, and other special arrangements of classical and pop music with our guest artists Jennifer Thomas and David Archuleta. Recently we even performed arrangements with guest artist J.ournal, who combines spoken word poetry with music.  Each concert is a beautiful mixture of many styles of music all with the purpose of uplifting and inspiring our audience.

What is Proper Concert Attire?

Formal attire – such as tuxedos and formal gowns – are not common at our concerts. Many concert goers wear business or dressy attire. Jeans, however are not frowned upon, you just might want to dress them up a notch.

What time can I be seated?

The concert hall opens 30 minutes prior to the concert. Guests are encouraged to be seated 15 minutes prior to start times.

Can children attend?

Children regularly attend our concerts. We just ask that they be quickly removed from the hall if they become disruptive. Entry requires a valid ticket for all individuals, including for children who might otherwise not occupy a seat.

Can I take photos or videos?

Photography is permitted during concerts (unless otherwise requested) – please refrain from using flash photography as it is distracting to performers. If you post images on social media please use #seattleensign. Video and Audio recordings in Benaroya Hall or of Ensign Symphony & Chorus are not allowed.

ENSIGN CONCERT HISTORY

SEASON 1

October 21, 2013 – High on the Mountain Top with guest Jenny Oaks Baker
December 24, 2013 – Light and Hope
March 8, 2014 – The Power and Majesty of God
May 9, 2014 – Visions of Eternity with composer Crawford Gates
July 5, 2014 – God Bless America with guest Alex Boye

SEASON 2

October 18, 2014 – Ode to Joy
December 15, 2014 – What Child is This
February 27, 2015 – The Power and the Glory with guest Sunbeam Choi
April 17, 2015 – Jesus Christ, Messiah
July 3, 2015 – Pioneers and Patriots with guest Dallyn Vail Bayles

SEASON 3

October 24, 2015 – All Things Bright and Beautiful
December 14 & 15, 2015 – Alleluia with guest Jennifer Thomas
February 21, 2016 – The Road Less Traveled with conductor Craig Jessop
April 18, 2016 – Testament of Paul with composer David Zabriskie
June 25, 2016 – American Salute

SEASON 4

October 17, 2016 – True Light
December 19 & 20, 2016 – Noel with guest Gentri
March 10, 2017 – Good News with guest Hilary Weeks
May 8, 2017 – Mother, Tell Me the Story with Ensign Children’s Choir
July 8, 2017 – American Dream

SEASON 5: PURE LOVE

October 27, 2017 – King of Kings
December 18 & 19, 2017 – Hosannah
March 9, 2018 – Hold On with Ensign Youth Chorus
May 11, 2018 – Glorious with guest David Archuleta
June 1, 2018 – The National Anthem at The Seattle Mariners Game
July 7, 2018 – God Bless America with guests Jennifer Thomas, J.ournal, and The Rogue Pianist

SEASON 6: UNSPEAKABLE JOY

October 22, 2018 – Rejoice, The Lord is King with New Conductor Steve Danielson and Guest Conductor Debi Richards