GSCC Member Organization

South Sound Classical Choir

Mailing Address:
Valley Arts Society, Post Office Box 1906
Milton, WA 98354
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Sheri-Ann Nishiyama
Founded: 2002
Next Anniversary: 2021 calendar year
Ensemble Type: Adult Non-Auditioned Community Choir
(Auditions required only for those doing solo performances.)
Size: 65 members
Yearly Contributions: $180
(Scholarships are available privately for anyone in financial need.)
Rehearses: Mondays, 7:00pm during the Fall & Spring at Mount Tahoma High School, Tacoma, WA
(We meet from 7 to 9 with a 15-minute break at 8 pm.)


The South Sound Classical Choir, under the auspices of the Valley Arts Society, a 501 (c)(3), is made up of 60-70 community members from Puyallup, Tacoma and surrounding South Puget Sound areas who love to sing a diverse musical repertoire that includes classical music from Renaissance to modern periods. We were honored with an invitation to participate in a performance of Ola Gjeilo's compositions at Carnegie Hall on April 15, 2018!

Weekly rehearsals for our Spring concert season begin the second Monday of January at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma from 7 to 9 pm. We take the summers off and begin our Fall season on the Monday after Labor Day. We typically sing four concerts in early December and four in early May. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our concerts for this spring due the the coronavirus pandemic. We very much hope we can sing together this fall.

Dues are $20/month, but new members and past members returning from "sabbatical" get the first month free. Scholarships are available for members in financial need. Auditions are not required, except for those requesting to sing solos during our performances. For information on joining, contact choir director Sheri-Ann Nishiyama or come to a choir practice and you will be welcomed.

Unfortunately, our beloved Music Director, Dr. David LaBerge, retired at the end of Spring season 2019. Very fortunately indeed we have found Sheri-Ann Nishiyama who has taken the baton for us. We are excited for the future of the South Sound Classical Choir!

South Sound Classical Choir
South Sound Classical Choir
South Sound Classical Choir. Sheri-Ann Nishiyama, Music Director
South Sound Classical Choir. Sheri-Ann Nishiyama, Music Director