Who We Are
Since 1972, Northwest Girlchoir has inspired thousands of girls, families, and audiences across the Puget Sound and around the world. In addition to hosting a dynamic concert season, we regularly commission new choral compositions, participate in local festivies and civic events, and travel to regional and international festivals and concert tours. Choristers collaborate with engaging conductors/teachers, peers, and guest artists while developing as confident musicians, performers, teammates, and leaders.
Northwest Girlchoir transforms the lives of girls and young women through outstanding music education, dynamic choral performances, and an enduring community.
A world where everyone is transformed by the beauty of choral music and the power of women’s voices.
Artistic Excellence: Vibrant music making of the highest quality.
Education: Developing each chorister’s musicianship, vocal skills, confidence, and potential.
Equity: Ensuring equitable opportunities for all participants regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic
background, or sexual orientation.
Community: Nurturing friendships, shared values, and pride in belonging.
Collaboration: Fostering teamwork while valuing each person’s contribution.
Service: Sharing our talents to enrich the greater community.
Global Awareness: Cultivating understanding of, and connections with, the world and its people.
Our Commitment to Racial Equity
Northwest Girlchoir is committed to racial equity, creating a welcoming, inclusive, and nurturing experience for all choristers, families, staff, and audiences. We honor each individual’s history, heritage, and talents. Our community is strongest when all voices are affirmed and everyone is connected through the joy of singing.
Bel Canto Choir of Hillcrest College (Australia), Kaleidoscope Dance Company, Seattle Women’s Chorus, Radcliffe Choral Society, Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, Choral Arts Northwest, Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble, Seattle Pro Musica, Seattle Symphony, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Kirkland Choral Society, Seattle Girls' Choir, Zing! Children’s Choir (Vancouver), Northwest Boychoir, Danish National Girls' Choir, Gondwana Voices (Australia), Tucson Girls Chorus, Symphony Guild with Mateo Messina, Seattle Peace Chorus, Seattle Men’s & Women's Choruses, Total Experience Gospel Choir, Northgate Elementary
Sarah Quartel, Jessica French, Karen P. Thomas, John Muehleisen, Eric Banks, Andrea Ramsey, Nick Page, David Maddux, Valerie Shields, Co-commissions: Joan Szymko, Alice Parker, Paul Caldwell & Sean Ivory, Bob Chilcott
Languages We've Sung
Spanish (Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela), French, Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino (Spain), Swahili (Kenya), Taiwanese, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Zulu (South Africa), Estonian, Serbian (Slovenia, Serbia), Turkish, Icelandic, Finnish, Hawaiian, Latin, Middle English, Swedish, Italian, German, Hungarian, Danish, Japanese, Sotho (South Africa), Czech, Gaelic, Russian, Latvian, Bemba (Zambia), Creole (Haiti), Amharic (Ethiopia)
Countries We've Toured
Argentina, Uruguay, Malta, Sicily (Italy), France, England/Wales, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Australia, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, Austria, Hungary, The Czech Republic, Yugoslavia, New Zealand, Fiji, Germany
Community Outreach Concerts
Senior residences (Horizon House, Hearthstone, University House, Vineyard Park at Mountlake Terrace), Live in District 5, Women’s March 2018, Leavenworth Tree Lighting, New Beginnings, Out of Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk, JDRF, Women’s Funding Alliance, Seattle Folklife, Argosy Christmas Ships, Westlake Tree Lighting, Elementary Schools (Northgate, Meridian Park, Olympic Hills, Parkwood, Broadview Thomson)
Picfest (Oregon), Ft. Worden Children’s Choir Festival, Queen City Festival (Cincinnati), Seattle Sings (Greater Seattle Choral Consortium), Sing-a-Mile-High (Denver), Crescent City Choral Festival (New Orleans), Cantando (Whistler, BC), American Masterpieces Choral Festival (NEA), Festival 500 (Newfoundland), Missoula International Choral Festival, Heritage Festival (CA), Golden Gate Choral Festival, Kathaumixw (Powell River, BC), (Manjiro-Whitfield Cultural Exchange (Japan), Eisteddfod (Wales)
Chorus America National Conference, Seattle Art Museum, Women’s Funding Alliance, Children’s Miracle Network, KING FM, Chihuly Garden & Glass, Seattle Aquarium, University Women's Club, Sunset Club, Virginia V Foundation, Pacific Place, NW American Choral Directors Regional Conference