GSCC Member Organization

Choral Arts Northwest

Mailing Address:
PO Box 9009
Seattle, WA 98109
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Robert Bode
Founded: 1993
Ensemble Type: Adult Auditioned Community Choir
(Auditions are held annually, each July.)
Size: 32 members
Yearly Contributions: Free
(Choristers participate heavily in well-planned, highly orchestrated fund development activities.)
Rehearses: Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 6:30pm during the Academic Year at Plymouth Congregational Church, Seattle, WA
(We rehearse heavily the week of performances requiring all members to arrive very well prepared.)

Description

Comprised of volunteer singers drawn exclusively from the Seattle region, Choral Arts Northwest has garnered national recognition and critical acclaim by combining a deep sense of community with a passion for artistic excellence. Led by Artistic Director Robert Bode, CANW has won the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence (2010); and the American Prize for choral performance (community division) twice, placing first in 2010 and second in 2013. The group has also been awarded coveted performing slots at the 2015 ACDA National Conference, the 2013 Chorus America National Conference, and the 2010 ACDA Regional Conference. In December of 2015, the ensemble also provided a command performance at the White House for guests of President and First Lady Obama.

CANW is also deeply committed to new music and has commissioned over twenty new choral works by American composers and has seven commercially-released recordings under the Gothic record label.

Choral Arts Northwest. Ailisa Newhall, Pinehurst Photography
Choral Arts Northwest. Ailisa Newhall, Pinehurst Photography
Choral Arts Northwest. CANW with President Barack Obama after a command White House performance, Dec 18, 2015.
Choral Arts Northwest. CANW with President Barack Obama after a command White House performance, Dec 18, 2015.
Choral Arts Northwest. Ailisa Newhall, Pinehurst Photography
Choral Arts Northwest. Ailisa Newhall, Pinehurst Photography