Columbia Choirs of Metropolitan Seattle

About Us

COLUMBIA CHOIRS is a community-based family of nine choirs, for singers ages four to adult, centered on the Eastside. Since 1984, singers have joined together for international award-winning music training and exciting performance and travel opportunities across the greater Seattle region and abroad.

Mission

To bring together people of all ages and backgrounds to learn through music and experience the joy of choral singing.

Vision

A community where choral singing is essential and accessible to all

Values

Artistry 

We nurture the development of life-long singing skills 

We perform high-quality music, with a focus on uplifting under-represented voices 

We offer singers a range of memorable performance opportunities 

People 

We honor all individuals for who they are and encourage self-expression through art 

We believe that everyone deserves access to meaningful artistic experiences and educational opportunities 

We achieve group success by centering personal growth and cooperation 

Community 

We create a safe environment for members to thrive 

We foster deep connections between singers of all ages 

We build connections within our community to enrich the world around us 

Increasing Access & Creating a Sense of Belonging 

Choral singing is strengthened by a rich and diverse collective of individual voices.  

Columbia Choirs celebrates the diversity of its singers and families and is committed to creating an environment that is inclusive of all singers no matter where they come from, what they believe, or how they identify. 

Columbia Choirs acknowledges that extracurricular choral programs can be inaccessible to some singers, due to inadequate resources or feeling unwelcome because of their background or identity. We will continue to examine our programs and organization to reduce existing barriers that prevent those community members from participating. Through financial aid and new outreach programs, we aim to reach more singers of all ages and lower the barriers to access.  

By respecting each singer’s individuality and celebrating our collective richness as humans who love to sing, we will create a stronger community for all. 

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