GSCC Weekly Featured Members
Each week we pick one of our member organizations to highlight. Below you can find our current pick plus a history of past selections.
Featured Member for the Week of May 20, 2019
Comprised of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle, the Northwest Choirs provides music education and performance opportunities to young people. Annually, 200 young singers enroll in our premier music education programs. These students -- boys ages 6 to 18, and girls 12 to 18 -- come from all corners of the Puget Sound region representing 115 diverse public and private elementary, middle and high schools. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of May 13, 2019
"The Skagit Valley Chorale exists to enrich the lives of all interested singers and concert audiences in the Skagit Valley by expressing the human spirit through choral music." The Skagit Valley Chorale was founded by Joan Penny in 1984 and has grown from its original 30 members to over 100 men and women dedicated to performing quality choral music at our two annual concerts. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of May 6, 2019
The Ensign Symphony & Chorus fills a unique space in the panoramic performing arts scene of the Puget Sound region. Nearly 200 singers and instrumentalists perform a broad repertoire of joyous music in the tradition of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, BBC Symphony Chorus and Westminster Symphonic Choir. Ensign’s mission is to bless and uplift audiences in the greater Puget Sound region through professional quality performances of inspiring sacred and secular music. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of April 29, 2019
Formed in 2013 as a south Snohomish County sister choir to the Cantabile Chamber Choir of Mount Vernon, reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble, is a 12-voice auditioned chamber group that is choir-in-residence at Lynnwood’s Trinity Lutheran Church, with a real heart for social justice and projects that make a difference in our diverse community. reSound is directed by Dr. Stephen Marshall-Ward, who brings a passionate love of choral music and gifted leadership to this small but talented vocal ensemble. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of April 22, 2019
The Norwegian Male Chorus of Seattle was founded in 1889 -- the year of Washington's statehood -- and is the oldest continuously operating choral organization in Seattle.
Featured Member for the Week of April 15, 2019
Cantabile Chamber Choir is an auditioned twenty-person ensemble dedicated to continual growth in fine music-making. Our repertoire is an exciting mix of traditional choral works, appealing modern pieces, and innovative and enjoyable crossover works. The Skagit Valley, long known for tulips, is a thriving farming and arts community. Our music has supported the Valley through its challenges and celebrated its joys. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of April 8, 2019
Founded in 1991, Master Chorus Eastside began as a small, non-auditioned ensemble and has since grown into a polished, fully auditioned chorus and one of the premiere arts organizations on the Eastside. It is known for its innovative and imaginative programming, from its family-style "All-American Independence Celebration," featuring American music and historical tidbits, to large choral/orchestral works, a capella repertoire, multi-cultural explorations, and jazz and Broadway classics. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of April 1, 2019
Featured Member for the Week of March 25, 2019
The Rainier Chorale is a South King County community chorus featuring 80 voices. We are led by Artistic Director, Ron Bayer, a professor of music and Fine Arts Chair at Green River College. The Chorale presents three major programs per year and participates in other community events. For more information on our concerts or auditions, visit our website.
Featured Member for the Week of March 18, 2019
Emerald Ensemble is a professional chamber choir featuring the finest voices in the Seattle area conducted by Dr. Gary D. Cannon. We sing music of all periods and genres, with emphasis on classical choral repertoire. Beyond traditional concerts and recordings, we also bring music to locations where the arts rarely extend, such as schools, prisons, hospice care facilities, or homeless shelters. Our mission is to help all people through great choral music presented with passion and skill.
Featured Member for the Week of March 11, 2019
Since its inception, Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble has established a reputation for continually featuring a diverse range of new and rarely performed works, along with time-honored classics of choral literature. Formed in 1992 as a professional choral group by founding director Loren Pontén, Opus 7 specializes in 19th- through 21st-century a cappella choral music. As a resident ensemble of St. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of March 4, 2019
VOX PACIFICA is a new women's choir in Bellingham, WA under the artistic direction of Wendy Bloom, with Emily Gantt collaborating on piano.
Vox Pacifica is dedicated to empowering and inspiring our singers and our audiences through the performance of quality choral repertoire written for women’s choirs. Through our music, we share joy, embrace diversity, and build community.
Featured Member for the Week of February 25, 2019
RainShadow Chorale started in 1996 with 8 singers. Today it has 40-50 members singing a diverse repertoire of a cappella and accompanied works.
Our vision . . . We envision a flourishing affirmation of the power of choral music to build community.
Our mission . . . RainShadow Chorale takes a leadership role in inspiring singers, engaging audiences, and enlivening the choral arts on the Olympic Peninsula.
Featured Member for the Week of February 18, 2019
Tacoma Early Music (formerly Canonici) is a professional early music ensemble based in Tacoma, WA. We also present early music concert by other groups.
Featured Member for the Week of February 11, 2019
The Olympia Youth Chorus, established in 1995, is a nonprofit vocal music program for young singers in the South Sound community. OYC members typically reside in the Olympia, Tumwater and Lacey communities, but also regionally from Tenino, Elma, Shelton, Chehalis, Yelm, and Hoquiam. Singers come from public and private schools, as well as home-schooled populations. Although no previous formal musical training is required, many of our auditioned choral members perform in their school orchestras, bands or choirs. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of February 4, 2019
Named for the “First Lady of Estonian Music”, Ester Mägi, the core ensemble is a treble group of nine talented singers. The Mägi Ensemble performs and records compositions from the Baltic region that are rarely heard outside of that area and to be an ambassador of the power of music in inter-cultural dialogue and identity. The focus on Baltic music stems from the strong relationship between the choral department and the Baltic studies department at the University of Washington. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of January 28, 2019
Seattle Ladies Choir (SLC) is open to all self-identified women over the age of 21 and provides a diverse, talented group of women the opportunity to learn and perform contemporary choral songs. The choir promotes practices that are inclusive, safe, and supportive. Our guiding principles include bonding over the joys of music, empowering a strong sense of community, and sharing these positive experiences with the greater Seattle audience. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of January 21, 2019
The South Sound Classical Choir is made up of 50 - 60 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! And now we have been invited to New York again to sing a concert of Morten Lauridsen's compositions in Lincoln Center on April 4, 2020! (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of January 14, 2019
The Cascade Foothills Chorale is a non-audition adult choir which began as a group of community members who gathered to provide music at the 1976 Bi-Centennial celebration of a local church. The group began as BECCO (Buckley, Enumclaw Community Choral Organization) and was later called Northwest ECCO (Enumclaw Community Choral Organization). Now known as Cascade Foothills Chorale (CFC), the chorus continues a strong sense of tradition and community. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of January 7, 2019
Founded in the fall of 2001, Northwest Repertory Singers (NWRS) is a premier vocal ensemble whose mission is to enrich and educate through the presentation of creative choral repertoire performed at the highest artistic level. NWRS has quickly become one of the Puget Sound region’s most revered choral ensembles. They sponsored the Rolling Requiem in 2002 to commemorate the first anniversary of September 11, presenting Mozart’s Requiem to a capacity audience at Mason United Methodist Church. (Read More)