GSCC Member Organization

The Sound of the Northwest

Mailing Address:
PO Box 28921
Seattle, WA 98188
Artistic Director: Vanessa Bruce
Founded: 1987
Next Anniversary: 2027 calendar year
Ensemble Type: Adult Non-Auditioned Community Heritage Choir
(Membership interview required)
Size: 25 members
Yearly Contributions: $250
($25 per month)
Rehearses: Wednesdays, 7:00pm during the Academic Year at St. Clement of Rome Episcopal Church, Seattle, WA
(Rehearsals will take place at JazzEd 380 Boren Ave North in Seattle beginning 9/19/22)

Upcoming Events

The Sound of the Northwest Spring Concert
"History, Her-story, Their-story: Music from Different Perspectives"
Saturday, June 3, 2023Jun 3, 7:00pm at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, Seattle, WA


Since 1987, The Sound has delighted audiences throughout the Puget Sound region with concerts that bring joy to the heart, a clap to the hands, a tear to the eye, and a stomp to the feet. The typical menu of a program by The Sound will include an entree of Negro Spirituals sung a cappella and seasoned with anecdotes for flavor, augmented with side dishes of dance and/or poetry, and topped off with a generous dessert of Gospel. It is truly a "soul food" meal designed to uplift and strengthen the spirit. On Feb. 19, 2012, The Sound's entree in an Ensemble Spotlight at Carnegie Hall (NY, NY) was seasoned with spontaneous applause and topped off with a standing ovation from a capacity audience.

The Sound of the Northwest. The SONW Choir in New York City for Carnegie Hall Performance 2011
The Sound of the Northwest. The SONW Choir in New York City for Carnegie Hall Performance 2011