GSCC Member Organization

Columbia Choirs of Metropolitan Seattle

Mailing Address:
6830 NE Bothell Way, PMB C-151
Kenmore, WA 98028
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Ensembles

Bel Canto Children's Choir

Mailing Address:
17272 NE 104th St
Redmond, WA 98052
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Steve Stevens
Ensemble Type: Youth Auditioned Community Choir
Size: 30 members
Yearly Contributions: $1050
Rehearses: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30pm during the Academic Year at Redmond High School, Redmond, WA

Description

Bel Canto is the elite performing group for children in Columbia Choirs. Fast-paced, enjoyable rehearsals involve advanced singing technique, sight-singing and ear training, and a wide range of musical repertoire in three or more voice parts and multiple languages. Singers in Bel Canto are held to a high standard as an individual and a member of the larger group, developing the necessary skills to become better leaders and work in a collaborative environment.

Bel Canto performs in the Columbia Choirs concert series and in the community throughout the year. The choir also tours throughout the United States and across the globe, participating in festivals and placing high in competitions. Previous tours have taken Bel Canto singers to Italy, England, South Korea, Canada, Florida, and Austria.

Bel Canto Children's Choir
Bel Canto Children's Choir

Cantabile Vocal Ensemble

Mailing Address:
17272 NE 104th St
Redmond, WA 98052
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Steve Stevens
Ensemble Type: Adult Auditioned Community Choir
Size: 40 members
Yearly Contributions: $800
Rehearses: Tuesdays, 6:00pm during the Academic Year at Redmond High School, Redmond, WA

Upcoming Events

Glow
Columbia Choirs Adult and Youth Concert
Sunday, DecemberDec 17, 4:00pm at First Congregational Church, Bellevue, WA

Description

Singers in Cantabile Vocal Ensemble enjoy the highest level of musical rigor experienced by young singers in Columbia Choirs. Young men whose voices have changed and young women in high school sing together in this award-winning mixed choir. Members are challenged weekly by rehearsals focused on advanced vocal and choral technique. A broad and challenging musical repertoire introduces singers to important moments and viewpoints in music history.

Cantabile Vocal Ensemble performs in the Columbia Choirs concert series and in the community throughout the year. Cantabile also travels the world to tour destinations such as Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Spain and throughout the United States.

Cantabile Vocal Ensemble
Cantabile Vocal Ensemble

Con Brio Women's Choir

Mailing Address:
17272 NE 104th St
Redmond, WA 98052
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Dori Baunsgard
Ensemble Type: Women's Auditioned Community Choir
Size: 30 members
Yearly Contributions: $300
Rehearses: Tuesdays, 7:30pm during the Academic Year at Redmond High School, Redmond, WA

Upcoming Events

Glow
Columbia Choirs Adult and Youth Concert
Sunday, DecemberDec 17, 4:00pm at First Congregational Church, Bellevue, WA

Description

Con Brio Women’s Choir is an auditioned, community-based choir for experienced female singers, college-age and above. Weekly rehearsals are both fun and focused, as choir members develop their musicality and prepare music for each concert throughout the year. Singers learn how to improve their own vocal technique while also learning how to be a better choir member, working on blend, tone quality and musical interpretation. The women in the choir find great support in each other and make long-lasting bonds.

Con Brio Women's Choir
Con Brio Women's Choir

Concord Chamber Choir

Mailing Address:
18515 92nd Ave. NE
Bothell, WA 98011-2299
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Steve Stevens
Founded: 2009
Ensemble Type: Adult Auditioned Community Choir
Size: 35 members
Yearly Contributions: $200
Rehearses: Wednesdays, 7:30pm during the Academic Year at Bothell United Methodist Church, Bothell, WA

Upcoming Events

Glow
Columbia Choirs Adult and Youth Concert
Sunday, DecemberDec 17, 4:00pm at First Congregational Church, Bellevue, WA

Description

Concord Chamber Choir is an auditioned, community-based mixed choir for experienced singers college-age and above. Concord meets three times a month to prepare music for each concert during the year. Rehearsals are fast-paced and fun as singers work together to produce a high-quality sound and rich performance skills. Members connect over their shared passion for music and find great friends that extend outside of the choir.

Concord Chamber Choir
Concord Chamber Choir

Harmonia (Columbia Choirs)

Mailing Address:
9041 166th AVE NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Steve Stevens
Ensemble Type: Girls' Auditioned Community Choir
Size: 20 members
Yearly Contributions: $800
Rehearses: Tuesdays, 4:30pm during the Academic Year at Faith Lutheran Church, Redmond, WA

Description

Through a dynamic choral experience, Harmonia provides young singers a place to blossom as musicians and community members. Children are introduced to singing in two part harmony in a variety of songs from around the world. Each rehearsal includes lessons on singing technique, and exercises to develop sight-singing and ear training skills using solfeggi. The singers also participate in folk dancing sessions to practice their developing sense of musicality.

Harmonia (Columbia Choirs)
Harmonia (Columbia Choirs)

Lyrica (Columbia Choirs)

Mailing Address:
17272 NE 104th St
Redmond, WA 98052
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Steve Stevens
Ensemble Type: Girls' Auditioned Community Choir
Size: 25 members
Yearly Contributions: $1050
Rehearses: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30pm during the Academic Year at Redmond High School, Redmond, WA

Description

Lyrica challenges young singers to continue to grow musically by introducing three-part harmonies and more advanced music vocabulary. Each week includes rehearsing songs from a variety of genres, and developing advanced choral singing techniques. At this level, singers are asked to take greater responsibility in their role as a choir member. Skills learned in Lyrica provide singers the foundation needed to perform and tour with Bel Canto.

Lyrica (Columbia Choirs)
Lyrica (Columbia Choirs)

Melodia (Columbia Choirs)

Mailing Address:
9041 166th AVE NE
Redmond, WA 98052
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Steve Stevens
Ensemble Type: Adult Choir
Size: 20 members
Yearly Contributions: $800
Rehearses: Tuesdays, 4:30pm at Faith Lutheran Church, Redmond, WA

Description

Singers in Melodia are introduced to a traditional choir rehearsal format, with a focus on rehearsing choral music and developing vocal technique. The choir sings in unison (one part) and is introduced to the exciting skill of singing songs in multiple parts by learning two-part rounds. Melodia singers learn foundational singing technique, and develop sight-singing and ear training skills. Singers also develop their musicality by participating in weekly group folk dancing sessions.

Melodia (Columbia Choirs)
Melodia (Columbia Choirs)

Ragazzi (Columbia Choirs)

Mailing Address:
17272 NE 104th St
Redmond, WA 98052
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Steve Stevens
Ensemble Type: Boys' Auditioned Community Choir
Size: 15 members
Yearly Contributions: $800
Rehearses: Thursdays, 4:30pm during the Academic Year at Redmond High School, Redmond, WA

Description

Ragazzi is a choir level just for boys and is the latest addition to Columbia Choirs, an international award-winning music education organization established in 1984. Boys in Ragazzi will sing a wide variety of songs in high-energy, weekly rehearsals and will develop a greater understanding of musicianship and singing technique. Skills learned in Ragazzi will be shared through performances locally in our concert series, regionally for public and private events and in retirement communities.

Ragazzi (Columbia Choirs)
Ragazzi (Columbia Choirs)