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Many Messiahs

Co-presented with Early Music Seattle

Dec 16

Performance Dates

  • Sat Dec 16 2023 7:30 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

All tickets for Many Messiahs are Pay What You Wish. Click BUY TICKETS and select the price that feels right for you. There are no assigned seats.

What happens when artists/activists from wildly different backgrounds and musical worlds unite around the fight for racial justice? And what if they link their original songs together by sampling and quoting a piece of classical music that’s almost 300 years old? Riffing on Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah, these musicians transform an ancient tale of a savior into an urgent call to action. The way they frame it, we are all the Many Messiahs who can build a better world together, starting now.

Don Amero, vocals/guitar and compositions; 
Taína Asili, vocals and compositions; 
Darian Dauchan, M.C. and compositions; 
Michiko Egger, vocals/guitar and compositions; 
Aaron Grad, artistic director and compositions; 
Tonya Abernathy, vocals; 
Angelica Rowell, vocals;
Neil Totton, vocals; 
Rob Jost, bass; 
Maria Männistö, vocals; 
Mariana Ramirez, drums and percussion;
Sonny Singh, vocals/trumpet and compositions; 
Curtis Stewart, music director and violin;
and guest string players from Early Music Seattle


The ENCORE+ digital program for this performance is available to READ ONLINE


Meany Center for the Performing Arts and Early Music Seattle are committed to advancing access to the arts for everyone. Many Messiahs is a community celebration and all are welcome. To uphold this value, tickets will be available on a on a pay-what-you-wish basis from $0 to $100. You can help support this initiative by purchasing a ticket at the highest price that feels right for you.

Seating is general admission in the Gerlich Theater.

Children five years of age or older are welcome at all Meany Center performances. For Many Messiahs only, children aged 0–23 months at the time of the performance may be seated on a parent’s lap free of charge. All children occupying a seat, aged two years and older, must have a valid ticket for the show. As a courtesy to others, parents or guardians may be asked to remove children creating an excessive disturbance during the performance. 

Artistic Director Aaron Grad is supported by a CityArtist Grant from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture

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