GSCC Member Organization

South Sound Classical Choir

Mailing Address:
2402 N. 31st St. Apt. C
Tacoma, WA 98407
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Dr. David LaBerge
Founded: 2002
Next Anniversary: 2021 calendar year
Ensemble Type: Adult Non-Auditioned Community Choir
(Auditions required only for those doing solo performances.)
Size: 45 members
Yearly Contributions: $153
(Scholarships are available privately for anyone in financial need.)
Rehearses: Mondays, 7:00pm during the Fall & Spring at Aylen Jr. High School, Puyallup, WA
(We meet from 7 to 9 with a 15-minute break with refreshments.)

Upcoming Events

Spring Concert
Peace and Harmony
Sunday, AprilApr 30, 3:00pm at St. Matthew Episcopal Church, Tacoma, WA
Sunday, MayMay 7, 3:00pm at St. Patrick's Church, Tacoma, WA

Description

The South Sound Classical Choir is made up of about 50 community members from Puyallup, Tacoma and surrounding South Puget Sound areas who love to sing a diverse musical repertoire that includes classical music from Renaissance to modern periods.

Weekly rehearsals for our spring concert season begin the first Monday after New Year's Day at Aylen Junior High in Puyallup from 7 to 9 pm. We take summers off and begin our fall season the first Monday after Labor Day. We typically sing four concerts in early December and four in late April/ early May.

Dues are $17/month, but new members and past members returning from "sabbatical" get the first month free. Scholarships are available for members in financial difficulty. Auditions are not required, except for those requesting to sing solos during our performances. For information on joining, contact choir director Dr. David LaBerge.

Director, Dr. David LaBerge organized the Bach Society of Minnesota with Charles Stroebel and was Music Director for 21 years of annual Bach Festivals and concerts by other composers. He prepared choruses for concerts by the Minnesota Orchestra conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski and by guest conductors Robert Shaw, Neville Marriner, Raymond Leppard, Leonard Slatkin, and Henry Charles Smith. “Having conducted over 100 concerts with choirs of auditioned singers, I was surprised and pleased to find that this group of un-auditioned singers produces such a high level of tone quality, musical vitality, and musical phrasing. They routinely inspire audiences to give standing ovations.”

South Sound Classical Choir
South Sound Classical Choir
South Sound Classical Choir. Dr. David LaBerge, Music Director
South Sound Classical Choir. Dr. David LaBerge, Music Director