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 January 20, 2020
This distinguished ensemble consists of 80 talented singers with diverse backgrounds and a shared passion for beautiful and precise expressions of classical music. Seattle Pro Musica also has three smaller ensembles, Vox (our mixed voices chamber ensemble), Chroma (our select SSAA ensemble), and Orpheon (our select TTBB ensemble). They perform under the direction of award-winning conductor and artistic director, Karen P. Thomas.
Featured Member for the Week of January 13, 2020
Established in 1968, the Northwest Chamber Chorus under the direction of Mark Kloepper, has long been recognized as one of the finest choirs in the Pacific Northwest. The 45-voice ensemble of men and women is critically acclaimed for its compelling performances of the best classical choral music. The group's extensive repertoire ranges from Medieval and Renaissance music to 21st century compositions. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of January 6, 2020
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 December 30, 2019
We are a fun group of people who promote Nordic culture through music, with an emphasis on Sweden. We meet at the iconic Swedish Club on Dexter Avenue overlooking beautiful Lake Union. No need to be Swedish or to speak Swedish. Just a love of Nordic culture and singing! We are a non-audition heritage choir. Always hot coffee.
Featured Member for the Week of December 23, 2019
RADIANCE is a Seattle-based professional vocal ensemble specializing in the performance of American choral music. The group primarily focuses on performing contemporary works by living composers, including local Pacific Northwest composers. Radiance also performs music from the shapenote and Shaker traditions to celebrate and connect the roots of American choral music to contemporary works.
Featured Member for the Week of December 16, 2019
Comprised of volunteer singers drawn exclusively from the Seattle region, Choral Arts Northwest has garnered national recognition and critical acclaim by combining a deep sense of community with a passion for artistic excellence. Led by Artistic Director Robert Bode, CANW has won the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence (2010); and the American Prize for choral performance (community division) twice, placing first in 2010 and second in 2013. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of December 9, 2019
The Bainbridge Chorale, founded in 1971, is an auditioned community choral performance company. Its mission is to enrich and inspire its singers, audience and the community by sharing the transcendent power of choral music. The Chorale presents three December and two April concerts, plus a December Family concert. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of December 2, 2019
The Alliance Française de Seattle Choir is the only French language choir in Seattle since 2011. The Choir is based on an annual schedule where singers sign up for 32 sessions between September and June. The program includes four performances: AFSeattle's Christmas Market and Phinney Christmas Fair (December), French Fest (March), and the main concert towards which the choir will be working for the entire year, the Fête de la Musique celebration (June). (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of November 25, 2019
Bellevue Youth Choirs offer unmatched musicianship training, inspired performances, and a joyful, spirited community for youth.
Choristers learn musicianship, vocal technique, performance skills, and participate in MainStage concerts, outreach and community events, and collaborations with the finest musicians and choral groups.
The auditioned choirs participate in regional choral festivals and tours, including an inaugural tour to the UK in the summer of 2019.
Featured Member for the Week of November 18, 2019
Cantaré Vocal Ensemble is a mixed-voice ensemble with singers drawn from all around the Seattle area. Dedicated to presenting concerts exploring a wide range of choral literature, Cantaré offers singers the opportunity to learn and perform a variety of serious repertoire including 19th-century spirituals, psalms, and plainchant, as well as works by 20th century composers. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of November 11, 2019
Ancora was started sixteen years ago by alumnae of the Seattle Girls' Choir and has since expanded to include members from the singing community. Ancora is a nonprofit educational organization composed of women who endeavor to improve and develop their vocal talents and music education. Members continue their commitment to musical excellence while building friendships and support among singers. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of November 4, 2019
The Finnish Choral Society is one of the few choirs, which still preserves traditional Finnish language choir music in the USA. The roots date back to 1964, when a choir named “Kaleva Korus” was started The choir eventually merged with the West Coast Singers’ Seattle Chapter in the mid 1970’s. The name Finnish Choral Society was established around 1980. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of October 28, 2019
The Northwest Firelight Chorale sings from the heart, giving joyful, soul-stirring performances that create an exhilarating and memorable experience for all. We are a vibrant mixed-voice ensemble based in Seattle, Washington, celebrated not only for our musical excellence but our unique ability to connect with audiences. Our broad repertoire includes both sacred and secular folk, Broadway, classical, vocal jazz and world music. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of October 21, 2019
The Seattle Choral Company is committed to being a voice of excellence in choral singing --in all its diversity--as an experience that builds and enriches community.
Featured Member for the Week of October 14, 2019
Adult Community Choir, mixed voicing, serving Mill Creek and surrounding areas within Snonhomish County. Formed in August 2014 and currently has 85 singers.
We currently rehearse on Tuesday nights from 7-9pm at the Advent Lutheran Church in Mill Creek, WA.
Featured Member for the Week of October 7, 2019
In 1984, Dr. Wallace Golecke founded the Seattle Bach Choir with the idea that performances by the group would highlight the works of composers of the Baroque period, and Johann Sebastian Bach in particular. Under the direction of Louis Magor, Dr. Gregory Kent Vancil, Dr. Anne Lyman, and our newest director Daniel A Mahraun, the repertoire of this chamber choir has expanded to include music from the Medieval period through very recent years, including some premiere performances of works by current composers. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of September 30, 2019
Described as “pure and radiant” (Gramophone), “immensely impressive” (Early Music Review), and “rich, full-voiced, and perfectly blended” (Early Music America), the Byrd Ensemble is garnering international acclaim for its performances and recordings of chamber vocal music, particularly Renaissance polyphony. The Byrd Ensemble, directed by Markdavin Obenza, is a Seattle-based professional ensemble made up of 10 to 12 singers from the Pacific Northwest. The group presents its annual concert series at St. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of September 23, 2019
Founded in 2008, Seattle Jewish Chorale is an auditioned community choir whose mission is to engage audiences of all ages and backgrounds with the beauty and diversity of the Jewish music experience. We sing in English, Hebrew, Ladino and Yiddish. Seattle Jewish Chorale preserves, celebrates and advances the cultural heritage of world Jewry and fosters unity, understanding and respect within the Jewish community as well as between Jews and the wider community.
Featured Member for the Week of September 16, 2019
CHANGING LIVES THROUGH SONG Rainier Youth Choirs is a non-profit, community-based organization with no religious affiliation offering six choirs for grades 2 and up. Highly qualified staff, all with advanced degrees and many years of choral directing experience deliver exceptional, artistic, inspirational and enjoyable instruction and performances. "On a Roll!" 2019-2020 marks the Thirteenth Season of this Kent-based group. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of September 9, 2019
The mission of the Seattle Peace Chorus (SPC) is to communicate through music the desire for a just and peaceful world; to consistently present SPC’s message through choral excellence and nonviolent activism; to celebrate life in all its diversity; to build and sustain harmonious relationships and cultural bridges locally and globally. The Seattle Peace Chorus was founded in 1983 under the leadership of Helen Lauritzen (SPC Director, 1983-2000). (Read More)