GSCC Member Organization

Northwest Associated Arts

Mailing Address:
PO Box 48251
Seattle, WA 98148

Ensembles

ChoralSounds Northwest

Mailing Address:
13455 2nd Avenue SW
Burien, WA 98146
Artistic Director: Dr. Ryan Ellis
Founded: 1984
Next Anniversary: 2023–2024 academic year
Ensemble Type: Adult Auditioned Community Choir
Size: 70 members
Yearly Contributions: $250
(Scholarships available. **PLEASE NOTE: For the 2020-21 season, dues are optional but encouraged.)
Rehearses: Tuesdays, 7:00pm during the Academic Year at Glendale Lutheran Church, Burien, WA
(**Due to COVID restrictions, all 2020-21 rehearsals will be held online unless otherwise specified.)

Description

A friendly, cohesive group of dedicated musicians, ages 17 and older, who are drawn together by their love of singing, ChoralSounds Northwest is a Burien-based mixed community chorus under the baton of Artistic Director Dr. Ryan Ellis. ChoralSounds combines the challenge and musicianship of traditional choral music with the fun of other modern styles of music. ChoralSounds offers a musical home to Burien-area singers who want to experience the camaraderie of performing with a professional group. CSN also offers many solo, duet, and group opportunities to our singers, including membership in our two small auditioned ensembles, VocalSounds Northwest and The Smamblettes.

UPDATE FOR 2020-21 SEASON: Due to COVID restrictions, all 2020-21 rehearsals and auditions will be conducted online, and all performances will be virtual, unless otherwise specified. For this reason, 2020-21 dues are optional but highly encouraged to help us survive this challenging time. Thank you.

ChoralSounds Northwest. Photo credit: Phototainment
ChoralSounds Northwest. Photo credit: Phototainment
ChoralSounds Northwest. Photo credit: Peter Lindström
ChoralSounds Northwest. Photo credit: Peter Lindström

SilverSounds Northwest

Mailing Address:
19834 8th Ave. S.
Des Moines, WA 98148
Artistic Director: Paula Hawkins
Founded: 2010
Next Anniversary: 2024–2025 academic year
Ensemble Type: Senior Auditioned Community Choir
(For an audition, contact Artistic Director, Paula Hawkins, at 206.719.1179 or prhawkeye@yahoo.com)
Size: 60 members
Yearly Contributions: $90
(Scholarships are available. **PLEASE NOTE: For the 2020-21 season, dues are optional but encouraged.)
Rehearses: Tuesdays, 1:00pm during the Academic Year at Southminster Presbyterian Church, Des Moines, WA
(**Due to COVID restrictions, all 2020-21 rehearsals will be held online unless otherwise specified.)

Description

SilverSounds Northwest (SSN), under the direction of Paula Hawkins, is a mixed chorus of mostly retired folks from around South King County who believe that “You're never too old to rock and roll!”

This fun loving group presents their annual Mainstage show at the Highline Performing Arts Center every April, which features clever themes and narration, sets, light costuming, choreography, humor and hi-jinks. Most singers are involved in more than singing, as they entertain audiences with dancing, acting and solos. This fun-filled group performs regularly around the community.

UPDATE FOR 2020-21 SEASON: Due to COVID restrictions, all 2020-21 rehearsals and auditions will be conducted online, and all performances will be virtual, unless otherwise specified. For this reason, 2020-21 dues are optional but highly encouraged to help us survive this challenging time. Thank you.

SilverSounds Northwest. Photo credit: Phototainment
SilverSounds Northwest. Photo credit: Phototainment
SilverSounds Northwest. Photo credit: Phototainment
SilverSounds Northwest. Photo credit: Phototainment

YouthSounds Northwest

Mailing Address:
19834 8th South
Des Moines, WA 98148
Artistic Director: Forrest Leder
Founded: 2003
Ensemble Type: Youth Auditioned Community Choir
(Contact YSN Artistic Director, Forrest Leder, at leder.forrest@gmail.com to schedule an audition.)
Size: 25 members
Yearly Contributions: $250
(Scholarships available. **PLEASE NOTE: For the 2020-21 season, dues are optional but encouraged.)
Rehearses: Tuesdays, 4:15pm during the Academic Year at North Hill Elementary School, Des Moines, WA
(**Due to COVID restrictions, all 2020-21 rehearsals will be held online unless otherwise specified.)

Description

Northwest Associated Arts is committed to providing musical education and performance opportunities for young people from grades 4 through 12 in the South King County area through its youth choir, YouthSounds Northwest.

YouthSounds joins all the other ensembles from Northwest Associated Arts for ChristmasSounds each December. YouthSounds also perform together for their own May concert at Glendale Lutheran Church in Burien, as well as at numerous community events throughout the year. All rehearsals are held at North Hill Elementary School in Des Moines on Tuesday afternoons.

UPDATE FOR 2020-21 SEASON: Due to COVID restrictions, all 2020-21 rehearsals and auditions will be conducted online, and all performances will be virtual, unless otherwise specified. For this reason, 2020-21 dues are optional but highly encouraged to help us survive this challenging time. Thank you.

YouthSounds Northwest. Photo credit: Lisa Eastman
YouthSounds Northwest. Photo credit: Lisa Eastman
YouthSounds Northwest. Photo credit: Lisa Eastman
YouthSounds Northwest. Photo credit: Lisa Eastman