GSCC Member Organization

Kirkland Choral Society

Mailing Address:
6619 132nd Ave NE #178
Kirkland, WA 98033
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Dr. Glenn R. Gregg
Founded: 1988
Next Anniversary: 2018–2019 academic year
Ensemble Type: Adult Auditioned Community Choir
(Range check, sight-singing and rhythm assesment, prepared piece or a well-known hymn.)
Size: 100 members
Yearly Contributions: $285
($95 per quarter suggested donation (not a requirement for membership))
Rehearses: Wednesdays, 7:15pm during the Academic Year at Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Kirkland, WA
(7:15 - 9:45PM)

Upcoming Events

KCS 2019 - 2020 Season Auditions
Wednesday, August 28, 2019Aug 28, 6:30pm at Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Kirkland, WA
Thursday, August 29, 2019Aug 29, 6:30pm at Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Kirkland, WA
Tuesday, September 3, 2019Sep 3, 6:30pm at Lake Washington United Methodist Church, Kirkland, WA
Celestial Lights
Saturday, December 7, 2019Dec 7, 7:30pm at Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore, WA
Sunday, December 8, 2019Dec 8, 3:00pm at Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore, WA
True Colors
Songs of Community & Love
Saturday, February 22, 2020Feb 22, 7:30pm at Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore, WA
Sunday, February 23, 2020Feb 23, 3:00pm at Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore, WA
Beethoven's 250th
Saturday, April 18, 2020Apr 18, 2:00pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA

Description

With 100 auditioned singers, Kirkland Choral Society is one of the premier large choral groups in the Puget Sound region. Now entering its 31st season, the Choral Society's repertoire emphasizes the great works for chorus and orchestra, but also includes a wide variety of choral music, including fine works by the leading composers of our day.

For the past seven seasons KCS has maintained a partnership with one of Seattle’s fine orchestras, Philharmonia Northwest, regularly performing the great works for chorus and orchestra at Benaroya Hall.

Recently, KCS has commissioned and given the world premiere of significant new choral works by Kirke Mechem, Ola Gjeilo, Carol Barnett, and Donald Skirvin.

The Choral Society also features a Chamber Singers ensemble drawn from the larger chorus, performing unaccompanied choral repertoire, and music suited to smaller ensembles and venues.

Artistic Director Glenn R. Gregg has been a professional conductor for over 35 years. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting from the University of Washington and a Master of Music in conducting from California State University, Northridge, as well as a degree in piano performance. This is his 21st season with KCS.

Kirkland Choral Society
Kirkland Choral Society
Kirkland Choral Society
Kirkland Choral Society