GSCC Member Organization

Sonoro Choral Society

Mailing Address:
Sonoro Choral Society, 1604 181st Street East
Spanaway, WA 98387
Electronic Contact:

Ensembles

The Sonoro Scandinavian Children's Choir

Mailing Address:
10630 Gravelly Lake Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Jeremy Shilley & Heidi Davidson
Founded: 2015
Ensemble Type: Adult Choir
Size: 15 members
Yearly Contributions: $360
(Tuition is $30 per month)
Rehearses: Tuesdays, 6:00pm at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Lakewood, WA

Description

SSCC was formed in partnership with the Scandinavian Cultural Center at Pacific Lutheran University in the spring of 2015. The children’s choir had its inaugural performance at PLU for the arrival of King Harald V of Norway. The SSCC is comprised of girls and boys between the ages of 5-12 that are taught music in the five Nordic languages: Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finish, and Icelandic. The children’s choir participates in the women’s choir concerts and in various Nordic events throughout the Puget Sound.

The Sonoro Women's Choir

Mailing Address:
10630 Gravelly Lake Dr SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Jeremy Shilley
Founded: 2011
Ensemble Type: Women's Auditioned Community Choir
(Prepared piece, range a skills test, simple sight reading test)
Size: 30 members
Yearly Contributions: $360
(Dues are $30 per month)
Rehearses: Tuesdays, 7:00pm during the Year-Round at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Lakewood, WA
(2 hour weekly rehearsals running from mid January-mid June, and mid-July-mid December)

Description

Sonoro Choral Society is currently comprised of two performing ensembles, the Sonoro Women’s Choir (SWC) and the Sonoro Scandinavian Children’s Choir (SSCC). The principal chorus, the SWC, was originally founded in 2007 as a mixed choir but reorganized as a women’s choir in 2011. Since then the women’s choir has blossomed from a small group of non-auditioned singers to a vetted chorus of approximately 30 high caliber vocalists. The SWC performs a wide range of choral literature from large works such as Gustav Holst’s “Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda” to cutting edge contemporary pieces by Ola Gjeilo to popular show tunes.

The Sonoro Women's Choir. Photo Credit Dalton Shotwell, Shotwell productions
The Sonoro Women's Choir. Photo Credit Dalton Shotwell, Shotwell productions
The Sonoro Women's Choir
The Sonoro Women's Choir
The Sonoro Women's Choir
The Sonoro Women's Choir