GSCC Member Organization

Northwest Chamber Chorus

Mailing Address:
PO Box 45312
Seattle, WA 98145
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Mark Kloepper
Founded: 1968
Next Anniversary: 2023 calendar year
Ensemble Type: Adult Auditioned Community Choir
(Annual auditions in late August. Experienced choral singers in all voices. Sight-singing required.)
Size: 45 members
Yearly Contributions: $440
($230 dues, $130 fall retreat, $75 concert dress, men provide own tuxedo)
Rehearses: Mondays, 7:00pm during the Academic Year at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
(7:00-9:30pm 3 weekend retreats per season)


Established in 1968, the Northwest Chamber Chorus under the direction of Mark Kloepper, has long been recognized as one of the finest choirs in the Pacific Northwest. The 45-voice ensemble of men and women is critically acclaimed for its compelling performances of the best classical choral music. The group's extensive repertoire ranges from Medieval and Renaissance music to 21st century compositions.

Celebrating over 50 years of bringing great choral music to audiences in the Puget Sound region, the Northwest Chamber Chorus enjoys large, enthusiastic audiences and extensive support and praise from the arts community. The group is a member of the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium, and is featured often on Classical KING FM as part of the Northwest Focus program. The NWCC offers three commercial CDs including Handel Coronation Anthems, A Ceremony of Carols and NWCC Sings Folk Songs, Hymns and Spirituals CD.

The Northwest Chamber Chorus has performed with the Seattle Symphony, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Youth Symphony, Cascadia Brass, Spectrum Dance Company, ACT Theatre, Philharmonia Northwest, Baroque Northwest, and the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra as part of their annual Duke Ellington Sacred Concert. The Northwest Chamber Chorus receives financial support from a variety of sources including individual donors, local businesses, an annual Spring Benefit and Auction, and grants from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture of King County and Seattle Foundation through the annual GiveBIG campaign.

Northwest Chamber Chorus. Photo by Rodger Pickett
Northwest Chamber Chorus. Photo by Rodger Pickett