General Resources

Weekly rehearsals are suspended till further notice;
please check back for updates for next season.

Thank you everyone for your time, efforts and two wonderful Winter concerts and for your participation in the Messiah sing and play along last year. As you know, we have had to cancel all of our concerts for 2020. We wish all of our members, supporters, and friends all the best. Stay strong and be well!

Lux Aeterna Virtual Choir Project in Memory of Carol Buschmann

To honor and make tribute in memory of our late accompanist, Carol Buschmann, I am asking present and past members of Northwest Chorale to participate in putting together a Virtual Choir performance of the "Lux Aeterna" movement from John Rutter’s "Requiem."" To participate in this Virtual Choir project, you will need to install a free music program called MuseScore 3 on your computer, and then open and use a file in MuseScore to record your performance of the "Lux Aeterna."

Read these instructions for all the information you need to successfully participate in this project. This document will lead you through the installation of the MuseScore software, help you to familiarize yourself with using it to play the file which will serve as accompaniment, and then guide you through making a personal recording of your part. If you choose to participate in this project, we recommend that you download and print this document so that you have it available for reference whenever you need it.

Virtual Choir Project Timeline

  1. Current: Install MuseScore 3 on your computer, following the instructions. A MuseScore file of "Lux Aeterna" was sent to you in email - if you didn't receive this, you can also download the "Lux Aeterna" file using this link. The instructions will help you learn to use MuseScore to play back the file.
  2. January 2021: Use the entire month to rehearse your part until you are comfortable with singing along with the "Lux Aeterna" file. Rehearse as many times as you need to be completely comfortable singing along with the file, in order to make a good personal recording.
  3. January 2021: Find a voice recorder and become comfortable with recording your voice and saving files. This recorder could be on your phone or on your computer. We recommend a phone-based recorder because it will be the most straightforward way to make a personal recording that includes both your voice and the accompaniment tracks in the "Lux Aeterna" file.
  4. Early February 2021: make your personal recording. You may need to make multiple recordings until you have one you are satisfied with.
  5. February 14, 2021: final deadline for submitting your personal recording.

Once all the recordings are submitted, they will be combined into a single recording which will then be posted on the Northwest Chorale website. You will receive an email when the completed recording is available.

We hope you will take part in this Virtual Choir project to honor Carol Buschmann for her giving 20 plus years, making all of us not only better musicians but better people. As singers, this has been a tough year for those of us who love to sing and to sing together as a choir, and it’s hard to say when we will be able to do so once again. We hope that this opportunity to sing with your Northwest Chorale compatriots, even in a virtual way, will be a worthy memorial for Carol and bring you some of that joy of singing we all have been missing.

Have questions about the project? Please contact Lynn.

Lynn Hall And the Board of Northwest Chorale

Print the Fall 2019 recruitment poster and let's grow the chorale this season!

Poster Time!

Hey chorale members - we've got a poster for the Messiah Sing and Play Along. Print it & post it!!

  MOD Pizza!  

We know these are challenging times, and thank you for your wonderful support on March 11th with the purchase of tasty MOD pizzas and salads, whether on site or to-go. Also, we thank the MOD staff for their delicious creations!


Sine Nomine: Renaissance Choir

Several members of the Northwest Chorale participated in Sine Nomine’s fall project. The performance was release Sunday 11/15 at 3pm on their YouTube channel:

Sine Nomine YouTube channel

Stay At Home Choir

Sign up for the Stay At Home Choir, an online platform set up by Tori Longdon and Jamie Wright to keep some of the most amazing artists and ensembles in the world connected to the people who love their music.

Local YouTube series - "Songs for the Soul"

Linda Gingrich, conductor of Master Chorus Eastside, has a YouTube series titled "Songs for the Soul" - here are the 4 four episodes:

And don't forget to keep practicing your Bach!

Important Dates for the 2019 - 2020 Season

Monday 9/9Fall rehearsals begin7:00pm-9:30pm
Lamb of God Lutheran Church
Saturday 11/30
Dress rehearsalEdmonds United Methodist Church
Monday 12/2
Dress rehearsalLamb of God Lutheran
Monday 12/9
Dress rehearsalSt. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church (Mapleleaf)
Saturday 12/7
Winter concertCall time: 6:15pm SHARP!
Edmonds United Methodist Church
Saturday 12/14
Winter concertCall time: 6:15pm SHARP!
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church (Mapleleaf)
Saturday 12/28
Messiah Sing & Play AlongSt Andrews Episcopal Church
Monday 1/6Spring rehearsals begin
Lamb of God Lutheran Church
Saturday 5/2Dress rehearsalCall time TBA
Edmonds United Methodist Church
Monday 5/4Dress rehearsalCall time TBA
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church (Mapleleaf)
Saturday 5/9
Spring concert #1Call time TBA
Edmonds United Methodist Church
Saturday 5/16
Spring concert #2Call time TBA
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church (Mapleleaf)
Sunday 7/5
Seattle Storm National Anthem ExperienceAlaska Airlines Arena (aka Hec Ed)
We will do the full SATB version. Additional (brief) rehearsals, sound check times, and call times TBA. Those performing and staying for the game, or invited friends/family, will need a ticket. As this is also a fundraiser for us, our group rate tickets are offered at $25 per person. We'll keep you posted on when our tickets are in hand. We do ask that once you commit, you are there for all rehearsals and the event.

Program Ad Sponsorship Information

Following are resources regarding donations and ad sponsorships:

Chorale Sing and Play Along Photos

General Practice Resources ...

These are great general resources for midi practice tracks on many larger choral works: