GSCC Member Organization

The Sound of the Northwest

Mailing Address:
PO Box 22088
Seattle, WA 98122
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Juan Huey-Ray
Founded: 1987
Next Anniversary: 2017 calendar year
Ensemble Type: Adult Auditioned Community Heritage Choir
Size: 20 members
Yearly Contributions: $60

Upcoming Events

Singing with Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell
A workshop culminating in a concert
Thursday, JuneJun 15, 6:30pm at First AME Church, Seattle, WA
Friday, JuneJun 16, 6:30pm at First AME Church, Seattle, WA
Saturday, JuneJun 17, 10:00am at Seattle First Baptist Church, Seattle, WA
We've Only Just Begun
Saturday, JuneJun 17, 6:30pm at (Venue To Be Announced)
Cain't No One Know
Friday, DecemberDec 1, 7:00pm at (Venue To Be Announced)


Since 1987, The Sound has delighted audiences throughout the Puget Sound region with concerts that bring joy to the heart, a clap to the hands, a tear to the eye, and a stomp to the feet. The typical menu of a program by The Sound will include an entree of Negro Spirituals sung a cappella and seasoned with anecdotes for flavor, augmented with side dishes of dance and/or poetry, and topped off with a generous dessert of Gospel. It is truly a "soul food" meal designed to uplift and strengthen the spirit. On Feb. 19, 2012, The Sound's entree in an Ensemble Spotlight at Carnegie Hall (NY, NY) was seasoned with spontaneous applause and topped off with a standing ovation from a capacity audience.