GSCC Member Organization

Northwest Chamber Chorus

Mailing Address:
PO Box 45312
Seattle, WA 98145
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Mark Kloepper
Founded: 1968
Next Anniversary: 2017-2018 academic year
Ensemble Type: Adult Auditioned Community Choir
(Annual auditions in late August. Experienced choral singers in all voices. Sight-singing required.)
Size: 45 members
Yearly Contributions: $420
($210 dues, $125 fall retreat, $80 concert dress)
Rehearses: Mondays, 7:00pm during the Academic Year at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
(7:00-9:30pm 3 weekend retreats per season)

Upcoming Events

Mother and Child Christmas Concert
50th Anniversary Season
Sunday, DecemberDec 3, 3:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Sunday, DecemberDec 10, 3:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Out of the Deep Spring Concert
50th Anniversary Season
Sunday, MarchMar 18, 3:00pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Saturday, MarchMar 24, 7:30pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Celebrate 50! Anniversary Concert & Reception
50th Anniversary Season
Saturday, JuneJun 9, 7:30pm at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Sunday, JuneJun 10, 3:00pm at Plymouth Congregational Church, Seattle, WA

Description

Established in 1968, the Northwest Chamber Chorus under the direction of Mark Kloepper, has long been recognized as one of the finest choirs in the Pacific Northwest. The 40-voice ensemble of men and women is critically acclaimed for its compelling performances of the best classical choral music. The group's extensive repertoire ranges from Medieval and Renaissance music to 21st century compositions.

Celebrating its 49th year of bringing great choral music to audiences in the Puget Sound region, the Northwest Chamber Chorus enjoys large, enthusiastic audiences and extensive support and praise from the arts community. The group is a member of the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium, and is featured often on Classical KING FM as part of the Northwest Focus program. The NWCC offers four commercial CDs including the 40th Anniversary Live!, Handel Coronation Anthems and A Ceremony of Carols. NWCC Sings Folk Songs, Hymns and Spirituals CD was released in November 2015.

The Northwest Chamber Chorus has performed with the Seattle Symphony, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Youth Symphony, Cascadia Brass, Spectrum Dance Company, ACT Theatre, Philharmonia Northwest, Baroque Northwest, and the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra as part of their annual Duke Ellington Sacred Concert. The Northwest Chamber Chorus receives financial support from a variety of sources including individual donors, local businesses, an annual Spring Benefit and Auction, and grants from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture of King County and Seattle Foundation through the annual GiveBIG campaign.

Northwest Chamber Chorus. Photo by Rodger Pickett
Northwest Chamber Chorus. Photo by Rodger Pickett