What Others Say


The Seattle Times™:  October 11, 1999 – Ordinary Kids Make Extraordinary Sound — Seattle Opera, Benaroya Hall Are Just Two Of The Venues That Have Seen Performances By The Girls And Boys Choirs, Who Placed Second Last Year In A Competition In Spain


“Fantastic, Wonderful Choir!  Wish I could take them on tour with me!!”  — Comments by grammy award-winning composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch on Columbia Children’s Choir’s performance with the Seattle Symphony “Pops Concert Series”, December, 2011

“Fine Choir…what a lovely, well-produced, warm sound. You shape the phrases so beautifully…excellent balance and fine use of varied tone colour.” — Adjudication Panel – Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2010, Llangollen, Wales, Great Britain

“Very impressive with excellent stage presentation…beautifully shaped performance…most distinguished performance..fantastic sense of line.” “We were extremely impressed…really nice open throated sound.” — Simon Halsey, Chairman of Adjudication Panel, International Musical Eisteddfod, Llangollen, Wales, Fourth Place in Children’s Choir Division

“…magnificent…”; Great tuning…”; “Love that sound!” “Thanks for a great performance, men! You look and sound great!” — Michael Gormley, Director of the Vienna Choirboys, Adjucator, International Choral Kathaumixw (Canada), Second Place: Children’s Choir Division

“A variety of music performed with assurance and understanding.” “An excellent choir who clearly enjoy their music making… a tribute to their conductor.” — Adjudication Panel Comments, International Youth Music Festival (Vienna, Austria ), Award for Choral Excellence

“Bravo!…A truly professional performance, aurally and visually.” “Your faces radiated your joy and enthusiasm…a joy to watch you.” — Adjudication Panel Comments, Bournemouth International Competitions Festival , Winner: Grand Prize “Choir of the Year”

“Thank you so much for the beauty (the choir) brought the Cathedral’s program – they were wonderful, strong, clear, musical. . . what a treasure Seattle has in this choir of yours!” — Jim Savage, Music Director Cathedral of St. James, Seattle

An “impressive feat of singing and good sense of style.” “A joy to hear!” — Dr. Guy Jansen Choral Conductor, New Zealand, International Music Festival in Sydney, Australia

“A very beautiful and natural tone.” “A very high standard.” — Bo Johansson, Choral Conductor, Sweden, Adjudicator, International Choral Kathaumixw (Canada)

“Beautiful singing and dynamic control…very musical” — Toshio Aldyama, Japan, Adjudicator, International Music Festival in Sydney, Australia

“Wonderful.” “Of all the groups we’ve heard (at the festival) you are the most well trained, most musical.” — Nile Norton, Choral Conductor Adjudicator, Heritage Festival, Winner: Adjudicator’s Award “Best of Festival”; Gold Award for Excellence

“…very rich, clear sound…marvelous, superb…so much expression and involvement, you just reach out and capture your audience.” — J. Edmund Hughes, Choral Conductor Adjudicator, Heritage Festival