Since its inaugural 1998-99 season, MOR has presented two mainstage concert programs annually at Seattle's Benaroya Hall, marking the anniversary of Kristallnacht (The Night of Broken Glass) each fall, and Holocaust Remembrance Day each spring. Introduced by Mina Miller, these programs combine vocal and chamber music with works in popular cabaret and traditional folk styles. Music from the Holocaust era is balanced with contemporary compositions, all performed by some of Seattle's leading chamber musicians.
Since 2015, MOR has presented a free, community wide concert at Benaroya Hall every January in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
In December 2008, MOR toured to Los Angeles, presenting the California premiere of our commission For a Look or a Touch by composer Jake Heggie. Since then, MOR has returned to California to present concerts annually in 2015, 2016 and 2017 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The next Bay Area concert will take place at San Francisco Conservatory of Music on May 24, 2018 at the same venue.
Through its Sparks of Glory outreach initiative, MOR has brought free programs to community settings like the Frye Art Museum and Seattle Art Museum, and presentations and performances to students and educators at schools and colleges across the region. Since 2015, MOR has also presented a free community-wide concert at Benaroya Hall every January to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. MOR has reached people around the world with its seven CD recordings on the Naxos label. Its documentary “The Boys of Terezín” has inspired people at film and cultural festivals on four continents.