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 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)
Featured Member for the Week of September 2, 2019
The City Cantabile Choir, founded in 1981 by Frederick N West, is a non-profit choral group that performs a diverse selection of classical, contemporary, original, and ethnic music (such as Andean, Celtic, Gospel and Baroque ensembles) to promote cultural unity and environmental awareness. We have partnered with other advocacy groups for almost 20 years to celebrate our region's iconic orca whales with our annual San Juan OrcaSing.
Featured Member for the Week of August 26, 2019
PSC is an educational, non-profit championship women's chorus. Our repertoire in the 4-part a cappella harmony style includes many types of music. We rehearse on Tuesdays from 7pm-9:30pm. We invite you to visit!
Featured Member for the Week of August 19, 2019
We are a mixed chamber group of singers skipping out for a month during the summer to explore new genres and experience small ensemble singing. Each year, Summer Fling Singers chooses a different style or composer of a cappella music to focus upon. Once decided, a director is selected to coach us through the repertoire and conduct us in concert. Past seasons have featured coaching by notable local directors including Laurie Betts Hughes, Markdavin Obenza, Gary Cannon, and Heather MacLaughlin Garbes. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of August 12, 2019
The Emerald City Women’s Chorus is a non-audition chorus in north Seattle for women of all ages who love to sing for the joy of it. Our chorus is a supportive community of singers who sing a mix of 3 and 4 part music and a variety of genres, including contemporary, classical, folk and rock ‘n roll. Besides having fun, we continually strive for an excellent sound. Our chorus is directed by Stacia Cumberland and accompanied by Tom Hecker. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of August 5, 2019
The Market Street Singers is a choral ensemble in Ballard that builds connections within diverse communities. Celebrating the joy of choral music among singers and listeners, we aspire to cultivate neighborhood pride with choral arts that are truly community identified. We are a non-audition community ensemble that values musical excellence and public outreach. We recognize that singing builds communities and brings us and our audiences great joy. We want to share this joy limitlessly with the wider world around us. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of July 29, 2019
The Kitsap Community Chorale, founded in January of 2009, dedicates itself to providing a varied and excellent choral experience to both its members and its audiences. Past performances include classics such as Vivaldi's Gloria, Rutter's Requiem and Mozart's Sparrow Mass, as well as the work of local composers, such as Richard Nance's A Mass for a New Millenium along with Broadway medleys, Americana, and other choral works.
Featured Member for the Week of July 22, 2019
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 15, 2019
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 perfect Magnolia United Church of Christ. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of July 8, 2019
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 July 1, 2019
Seattle Girls Choir provides a robust education in the choral arts, helping girls build skills to succeed in life, and enriching the cultural landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1982, Seattle Girls Choir provides a comprehensive and progressive choral education with an emphasis on vocal technique, musical literacy, and ensemble performance. (Read More)