GSCC Member Organization

Rainier Youth Choirs

Mailing Address:
PO Box 9222
Covington, WA 98042
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Leora Schwitters
Founded: 2007
Next Anniversary: 2021–2022 academic year
Ensemble Type: Youth Auditioned Community Choir
Size: 100 members
Yearly Contributions: $450
(Tuition-based: from $450 - $1,000; 20% & 25% sibling discounts; financial aid available)
Rehearses: Mondays, 5:30pm during the Academic Year at Cedar Heights Middle School, Kent, WA
(Primo Voce (grades 2-3) meets at 5:30 PM. Grades 4 - 8 meet 5:15 PM. Consonare (HS) at 6:50PM.)

Upcoming Events

Good Cheer Concert
Saturday, December 15, 2018Dec 15, 3:00pm at New Hope Presbyterian Church, Kent, WA
All Over the Map Concert
Saturday, March 23, 2019Mar 23, 3:00pm at New Hope Presbyterian Church, Kent, WA



Rainier Youth Choirs is a non-profit, community-based organization with no religious affiliation offering six choirs for grades 2 and up. Highly qualified staff, all with advanced degrees and many years of choral directing experience deliver exceptional, artistic, inspirational and enjoyable instruction and performances.

2018-2019 marks the Twelfth Season of this Kent-based group. Members come from Auburn, Covington, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Issaquah, Kent, Maple Valley, Renton, Sumner and throughout the greater South Sound area.

International performance travel for the oldest members is planned every third year with domestic tours/festivals offered in the interim years; Ireland was the destination in 2017; Austria/Germany is planned for 2020.

Guiding singers from all backgrounds to a high level of artistry in choral performance and music education.

Rainier Youth Choirs. Photo credit: K. Gendreau
Rainier Youth Choirs. Photo credit: K. Gendreau
Rainier Youth Choirs. RYC Invitational 2018, K. Gendreau photo
Rainier Youth Choirs. RYC Invitational 2018, K. Gendreau photo
Rainier Youth Choirs. Young Women' Ensemble, Limerick, Ireland 2017,  H. Rutledge, photo
Rainier Youth Choirs. Young Women' Ensemble, Limerick, Ireland 2017, H. Rutledge, photo