Bellevue Chamber Chorus, founded in 1984 in Bellevue, Washington, exists to bring beauty and artistic inspiration to the community through the choral arts. A few notable facts about the chorus:
We have performed around the world, including Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House, and most recently in July 2017, at the 22nd annual Festival Chorale Internationale in Provence (and 4th annual in Aveyron).
We were honored to win First Place at the Kathaumixw International Choral Festival in British Columbia (2008), in the Adult Mixed Chorus category.
We’ve released 3 CDs over the years.
Throughout its 35-year history, Bellevue Chamber Chorus has collaborated with other vocal and instrumental musicians of all ages, as well as dance troupes and visual artists, to present major works or unusual repertoire, including specially commissioned pieces by local composers such as Alan Hovhaness and John Muehleisen, and a jointly commissioned work from Grammy-award-winning composer Eric Whitacre. For thirteen years, Bellevue Chamber Chorus joined with the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra for a Baroque chamber-style performance of Handel’s complete Messiah during the holiday season. The Chorus also performs at galas and other community activities such as the Argosy Christmas Ship, has performed twice at the Leavenworth Choral Festival, and was selected as one of the regional participants in the American Masterpieces Choral Festival in Seattle in 2007. In July 2008, the Chorus was awarded first prize in the Adult Mixed Choir division at the prestigious Kathaumixw International Choral Festival in Powell River, B.C. Other performances include New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Salzburg, Austria Church Music Festival, the International Choral Festival in Sydney, Australia, and festival concerts in spectacular venues in Switzerland, Italy, Germany and the Czech Republic. In July 2017, the Chorus performed in the south of France as part of the 2017 "Festival International Chorale en Provence". The Chorus has released three CDs: "Christmas Visions, Winter Dreams" (winter and Christmas favorites from previous seasons, 2014), "Timeframes” (2000) and “Retrospective: 20th Anniversary Season" (2005).