GSCC Member Organization

The Kulshan Chorus

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1695
Bellingham, WA 98227
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Dustin Willetts
Founded: 1987
Next Anniversary: 2022 calendar year
Ensemble Type: Adult Auditioned Community Choir
Size: 110 members
Yearly Contributions: $160
Rehearses: Thursdays, 7:00pm during the Fall & Spring at Whatcom Middle School, Bellingham, WA

Description

The Kulshan Chorus of Bellingham, WA is a community choir committed to music education and spirited performances celebrating the common bonds of humanity through music. Performing since 1987, the intergenerational, secular and multicultural Kulshan Chorus draws on music from America’s vast cultural roots including a range of styles and origins. The chorus' repertoire spans American folk classics to world music; well-known choral works to new premiers. This eclectic mix celebrates the world’s cultures for both the community of singers and the wider community.

The Kulshan Chorus performs regular concert seasons and special outreach concerts. Bellingham’s Martin Luther King, Jr. city-wide celebration is a venue where the chorus has performed since the inception of the event. The Kulshan Chorus has also partnered with the Interfaith Coalition, Habitat for Humanity, Sean Humphrey House AIDS Shelter, Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, and the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center to support the mission of these non-profits through music.

Additionally, the Kulshan Chorus has toured internationally, sharing music with host choirs and musicians in indigenous villages and towns of Ecuador, rural France and Switzerland, Romania, Costa Rica and Croatia. The singers, pool of musicians, and artistic director, Dustin Willetts, maintain a high level of musical excellence for the powerful and colorful Kulshan Chorus.

The Kulshan Chorus. Kulshan Chorus Winter 2017 Performance
The Kulshan Chorus. Kulshan Chorus Winter 2017 Performance
The Kulshan Chorus. Kulshan Chorus Performing in Croatia, Summer 2016
The Kulshan Chorus. Kulshan Chorus Performing in Croatia, Summer 2016
The Kulshan Chorus. Kulshan Chorus Rehearsal, Spring 2018
The Kulshan Chorus. Kulshan Chorus Rehearsal, Spring 2018