GSCC Member Organization

Norwegian Ladies Chorus of Seattle

Mailing Address:
2245 NW 57th St.
Seattle, WA 98107
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Julie Svendsen
Founded: 1936
Next Anniversary: 2021 calendar year
Ensemble Type: Women's Non-Auditioned Community Heritage Choir
Size: 25 members
Yearly Contributions: $50
Rehearses: Tuesdays, 7:30pm during the Academic Year at Leif Erickson Lodge, Seattle, WA


The Norwegian Ladies Chorus of Seattle has contributed its talents and music to the Puget Sound region’s Norwegian-American community for many years. Founded in 1936 by Dr. August Werner, Professor of Music at the University of Washington, the Chorus debuted on September 4th, 1936, at a reception held at Seattle's famous Olympic Hotel during the Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers Association’s annual Sangerfest concert. The focus of the Chorus then, as well as now, is to study and sing Norwegian music by Norwegian composers and to perform limited selections of other appropriate music in English and various Scandinavian languages.

Norwegian Ladies Chorus of Seattle
Norwegian Ladies Chorus of Seattle