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 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.
Featured Member for the Week of May 11, 2020
With 100 auditioned singers, Kirkland Choral Society is one of the premier large choral groups in the Puget Sound region. Now entering its 31st season, the Choral Society's repertoire emphasizes the great works for chorus and orchestra, but also includes a wide variety of choral music, including fine works by the leading composers of our day. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of May 4, 2020
The Seattle Labor Chorus was formed in March 1997 for a performance at the Northwest Folklife Festival with Pete Seeger and several other well-known folksingers. Since then, the chorus has performed for the King County Labor Council, Washington State Labor Council, and many local unions, as well as in concert with folk musician Charlie King. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of April 27, 2020
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 April 20, 2020
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 April 13, 2020
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 April 6, 2020
Song of Seattle is a creative women's a cappella chorus with a musical theater flair. We sing both timeless and contemporary arrangements. We are a part of the larger Sweet Adeline organization and have won the Audience Choice Award at the regional convention 3 years in a row!
Featured Member for the Week of March 30, 2020
Whatcom Chorale brings our community a rich heritage of music in a variety of presentations. Our purpose is to present both accompanied and a cappella choral music which includes sacred, classical and contemporary styles in a variety of languages. We believe that the universal voice, which speaks through these works, aids in restoring a healthy balance and a sense of connectedness in our community at deeply personal, spiritual and intellectual levels. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of March 23, 2020
The Esoterics is a Seattle-based vocal ensemble that is dedicated to performing and perpetuating contemporary a cappella choral settings of poetry, philosophy, and spiritual writings from around the world. While cultivating artistic expression and cultural understanding among its singers and audience alike, The Esoterics aspires to reflect the beauty, power, and significance that are inherent in the music of our time.
Featured Member for the Week of March 16, 2020
The Offbeats Vocal Jazz Ensemble is an 17-member group of men and women who perform high-caliber vocal jazz arrangements in a variety of styles written for up to eight parts. With internationally acclaimed Seattle jazz vocalist Kelley Johnson as musical director, the group strives towards excellence in musicality and performance. Accompanied by Seattle’s top jazz musicians, the Offbeats perform with a professional rhythm section led by accomplished jazz pianist, John Hansen. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of March 9, 2020
Seattle Shores Chorus is a small Sweet Adelines chorus established in 1953. We perform barbershop music specially arranged for women's voices. We sing approximately twice a month at retirement communities, nursing homes, and community events in the greater Seattle area and hold an annual benefit concert in October. Seattle Shores is an inclusive, friendly group that includes women of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. We are always happy to welcome new members and perform in new venues.
Featured Member for the Week of March 2, 2020
Founded in 2012, Spectrum Choral Academy is a 50-voice community choir program for children, teens and college age singers with the purpose of inspiring young people through quality music education and performances. Weekly rehearsals (including music theory instruction for all singers!) are held Saturdays from Sep-June in Gig Harbor, WA. (Read More)