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 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 about 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! Weekly rehearsals for our Spring concert season begin the second Monday of January at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma from 7 to 9 pm. (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)
Featured Member for the Week of December 31, 2018
Vocalise is a newly formed Women's Ensemble dedicated to performing and recording music by living composers.
Featured Member for the Week of December 24, 2018
Engage your enthusiasm for singing and discover a like-minded musical community in the middle of the workday.
Eastside Midday Singers is a non-auditioned, year-round, mixed-voice choral group singing together for fun, a passion for music, and continuing musical education. Concert seasons trend toward "light and lively" with artistic depth. Over time, music from all musical genre, eras, and cultures will be included. 3 concert seasons/calendar year.
Featured Member for the Week of December 17, 2018
With over 100 auditioned singers, Kirkland Choral Society is one of the premier symphonic choral groups in the Puget Sound area. Now in its 20th season under Artistic Director Dr. Glenn Gregg, and its 30th season overall, the Choral Society's repertoire emphasizes the great masterworks for chorus and orchestra, but also includes a wide variety of repertoire, including fine works by the leading composers of our day. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of December 10, 2018
We support, through study and public performance, the highest standard of choral art. We perform traditional, culturally diverse, and new choral works. We encourage wider participation in singing, through educational outreach.
Featured Member for the Week of December 3, 2018
Seattle-based women’s chamber choir Ancora performs music both adventurous and traditional, highlighting the beauty and mystique of the female voice. With two recordings available, Ancora has an active concert season, performing throughout the Seattle region with a minimum of two full concerts per year. Other performances have included Northwest Folklife, the Leavenworth tree lighting, and the popular Figgy Pudding caroling competition, which the choir has won twice. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of November 26, 2018
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 November 19, 2018
The Gesangverein Arion's purpose is to nurture and promote German choral singing. To reach this goal, the choir holds regular rehearsals (Monday nights), presents concerts (Fall and Spring) and places itself in service to the public. The Organization is non-partisan and neutral with regard to religion. Rehearsals and concerts are held at the German House on First Hill in Seattle, 613 - 9th Ave. (Read More)
Featured Member for the Week of November 12, 2018
The Evergreen Women's Chorale is a non-auditioned women's choir existing to provide a place for women to gather, sing together and connect through the love of making music. Rehearsals are once a week on Tuesday evenings at Panther Lake Community Church in Kent and performances are during December and May/June.
Featured Member for the Week of November 5, 2018
What do you get when you bring together a bunch of people who love to sing and have fun at the same time? When your mission is to create the community we want to see in the world? When you reach out to audiences who are looking for something missing in Seattle’s choral offerings? When you reach out to communities who need some joy? Well, you get Joyful! Noise.