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About Vashon Island Chorale

The Vashon Island Chorale was established in 1989, and is dedicated to the promotion of fine choral music in the Vashon community.

The repertoire of the Vashon Island Chorale focuses on major masterworks from the past four centuries. Highlights of recent seasons include the Orff's Carmina Burana, Vivaldi's Gloria, Christ lag in Todesbanden by J.S. Bach, the Mozart Requiem, Saint-Saëns's Christmas Oratorio, the Brahms Requiem, Kodály's Missa Brevis, Dona Nobis Pacem by Vaughan Williams, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, and Morten Lauridsen's Lux aeterna. The Chorale also regularly presents works by local composers, including residents of Vashon Island and the greater Seattle area. Artistic partners have included members of Vashon Opera, the Vashon-Maury Chamber Orchestra, the Portage Fill Big Band, and the Signature Brass Quintet. Gary D. Cannon has led the Chorale as Artistic Director since 2008.

Congratulations, Hugh!
The Chorale's Vice President, Kathleen Rindge, presented our annual  scholarship to an impressive VHS graduate, Hugh Davis. The son of island cellists, Rowena Hammill and Doug Davis, Hugh has proven himself to be a talented singer and actor having sung roles with Vashon Opera and Vashon High School. In addition, Hugh won second place in July at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Auditions. Hugh won his divisions in the Chapter level, then in the Regional level via video, and went on to compete at the national level in Boulder, Colorado.  Hugh is currently studying voice at San Francisco Music Conservatory. We're so proud of your achievements, Hugh!

Membership in the Chorale is open to all, without audition. The Chorale varies in size from 60 to 90 members. Skill levels vary from dedicated amateurs to professional musicians. The ability to sight-read is helpful but not required. Dedication to hard work and having fun is a must.

The Chorale rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:15pm at Vashon Presbyterian Church. For information about the group, contact the board president, Jo Ann Bardeen, at or 206-683-4556.

Vashon Island Chorale is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


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The Vashon Island Chorale engages, enriches, and unites our island community by providing opportunities for all people to participate in, learn about and
enjoy fine chorale music.

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