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 September 28, 2020
Choir of the Sound is a leading Puget Sound adult community choir, performing primarily in the Seattle/Shoreline area. The Choir’s mission is to enrich the lives of our community and our members by sharing exceptional performances of diverse musical styles, blending many talents to create a more perfect whole. The choir is routinely recognized for its impressive performances of major choral works and other classical music, which it presents each year in its Winter concert. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of September 21, 2020
The Federal Way Chorale is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide musical and performance excellence; with passion and enthusiasm we strive to provide the culturally diverse community of the Puget Sound region an inspirational musical experience. Through diversity of repertoire we continue to educate our audience through our music and be an integral and active member in the cultural life of our community at large. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of September 14, 2020
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 September 7, 2020
The Renaissance choir Sine Nomine, directed by Dr. Anne Lyman, is a Community Collegium ensemble, part of the community outreach program of Early Music Seattle (EMS). Founded in 2008 by conductor Gary D. Cannon and singer/manager Pamela Silimperi, Sine Nomine is a mixed-voice chamber choir specializing in the fine performance of early music, including sacred and secular works from all regions. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of August 31, 2020
The Seattle SeaChordsmen, a men's chorus, has been "Pursuing Excellence in Harmony" by bringing the joy of Barbershop harmony to music lovers in the Seattle area since its founding in 1949. Barbershop music is a capella, four-part harmony, an American art form which dates back to the late 19th century. Proud as they are of their appearances in Barbershop harmony contests, SeaChordsmen get their greatest enjoyment from public performances. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of August 24, 2020
"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 August 17, 2020
Redmond Chorale is a semi-auditioned, SATB, adult-voiced choir performing a variety of choral literature in three concert seasons every year.
Through excellent achievement and education in choral arts, Redmond Chorale raises funds for charitable causes in and around Redmond, as members of the choir connect with each other and with the community.
Featured Member for the Week of August 10, 2020
Northwest Associated Arts was founded in 1984 as Highline Civic Chorale in response to the need for a vibrant, diverse south-end (Seattle) chorus that would bring quality choral music into the community while challenging experienced singers. In 1986, the Chorale changed its name to ChoralSounds Northwest (CSN) and since has added youth choruses (YouthSounds Northwest) as well as a chorus for senior singers (SilverSounds Northwest). (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of August 3, 2020
BlueStreet Voices is a vocal jazz ensemble based out of Seattle, WA that performs tunes with a professional trio at our back. We put forth everything from foot-tappin’ jazz standards to classically arranged contemporary pop hits, including Latin, blues, gospel, and rich ballads. The mission of BlueStreet Voices is to promote vocal jazz education and music in the community, while providing high-quality, entertaining musical experiences for audiences and performers alike. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of July 27, 2020
The Vashon Island Chorale is a non-auditioned mixed chorus located on Vashon Island in the southern Puget Sound. It is one of the most prominent and influential cultural bodies on the Island. The Chorale performs great masterworks, often with small orchestra, as well as lesser-known works including world premieres. Due to the global coronavirus crisis, there are no rehearsals or public events currently planned for the 2020-2021 season. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of July 20, 2020
An auditioned community chamber choir, Meridian Ensemble is comprised of volunteer singers dedicated to producing high quality performances of secular choral repertoire spanning from the late nineteenth century to modern day. We welcome new members with solid musical skills and choral experience. The ensemble meets on Wednesday evenings at acoustically wonderful Magnolia United Church of Christ. Auditions can be scheduled throughout the season. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of July 13, 2020
Sonoro Choral Society is an independent, not-for-profit choral organization based in the south Puget Sound area. It is our mission to inspire passion for choral music through accessibility and education. We are currently comprised of two performing ensembles, the Sonoro Women’s Choir (2011) and Elysium (2018). In 2007, Director Jeremy Shilley noticed a lack of accessibility in the choral music community. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of July 6, 2020
Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers form a partnership unique among Pacific Northwest musical organizations, combining a 70-member orchestra with a 55-voice chorus to perform oratorio masterworks alongside symphonic and a cappella repertoire. OSSCS offers 6-8 concerts per season. OSSCS's nearly fifty-year history includes many world, North American, and regional premieres, and a commitment to innovative programming. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of June 29, 2020
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 June 22, 2020
Cora Voce (Chorus of Voices) is a Tacoma-based ensemble dedicated to sharing and performing high-quality choral music. Our mission is: to inspire, enrich and educate. Through our generous supporters, the Cora Voce supports young aspiring choral artists through college scholarships, and supports school music programs through program-building grants.
Featured Member for the Week of June 15, 2020
The Sno-King Community Chorale is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is: "SINGERS UNITED TO UPLIFT THE PUBLIC SPIRIT THROUGH INSPIRED CHORAL PERFORMANCE" Under the direction of Dustin Willetts, the Chorale is a non-audition choir which is open to anyone who shares our vision to grow musically. How to Join: We are a non-audition choir. Our season comprises of 3 quarters starting in September, January and April, and you may register at the start of any quarter. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of June 8, 2020
Building Friendship Through Music. We seek to build friendship among Japanese, Japanese-Americans and any others who are interested in Japan and Japanese music. Through Japanese songs we rediscover Japanese culture; and through other songs we deepen our understanding of other cultures. We see ourselves as Japanese cultural ambassadors. We are the only Japanese mixed choir in the northern part of Puget Sound, with a mission to share authentic Japanese culture to local communities. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of June 1, 2020
Founded in 1964, Cascadian Chorale is a Bellevue-based, mixed-voice chamber choir dedicated to the performance and promotion of fine choral music. The Chorale's membership comprises thirty-five of the greater Seattle area's most skilled choral singers. Since 2008, Cascadian Chorale has been conducted by its Artistic Director, Dr. Gary D. Cannon. The Chorale regularly performs some of the most engaging and challenging works for chamber choir, ranging from Renaissance madrigals to Bach motets to new premieres. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of May 25, 2020
VOX PACIFICA is a new choir in Bellingham, WA for alto and soprano voices. Vox Pacifica is under the artistic direction of Wendy Bloom, with Emily Gantt collaborating on piano.
We are 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 May 18, 2020
A dynamic and high energy ensemble, under the direction of Evan Norberg. Wellspring Ensemble aspires to create meaningful and emotional connections by performing diverse choral works and engaging in educational and community outreach.