Sacred Music Chorale

Our People and Our History

About the Chorale

The Sacred Music Chorale is a community choir composed of singers from all over Seattle and the Puget Sound region, representing many different beliefs, a broad selection of musical talents, and a diverse array of backgrounds.

What brings us together is an intense desire to join our voices together to sing the amazingly rich choral repertoire of the Christian Church.

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Sacred Music Chorale Timeline

  • Fall 1999:  Brad Klostreich The six founding members gather to form the Sacred Music Chorale; Brad Klostreich is chosen to direct
  • January 2000: Almost two dozen singers meet for the Chorale’s first rehearsal
  • June 2000: The Chorale performs its first concert at Trinity Parish Church, Seattle
  • Spring 2002: The first Sacred Music Chorale CD, His Life Our Light is released
  • Fall 2003: A second live CD, My Song in the Night, is released
  • Feburary 2004: The Sacred Music Chorale is officially designated an Artist in Residence at Trinity Parish Church
  • Spring 2005: Take My Hand, Precious Lord, the Chorale’s third CD, is released
  • Fall 2007: The Sacred Music Chorale releases He Is Born!, its fourth CD
  • Spring 2008: The Chorale premieres John Gordon’s Missa Gratulationis
  • Spring 2009: A studio recording of Missa Gratulationis is released as the Chorale’s fifth CD
  • May 2009:  Dr. Rachel Root Brad Klostreich departs for Florida), Dr. Rachel Root steps up to direct the chorale
  • July 2009: 1/3 of the chorale tours Europe, presenting concerts in Berlin, Leipzig, and Zurich
  • May 2010: The Chorale premieres Tim Drewes’ If I Have My Ticket, Lord; Dr. Rachel Root departs for Florida
  • August 2010: Mark Adrian is named Interim Artistic Director
  • May 2011:  Mark Adrian Mark Adrian is selected to become Artistic Director
  • November 2011: The Chorale’s sixth CD, O Come, O Come Emmanuel is released
  • April 2012: The Sacred Music Chorale performs at Benaroya Hall
  • April 2014: The Sacred Music Chorale returns for a second performance at Benaroya Hall
  • June 2016: The Chorale performs its final concert as Sacred Music Chorale
  • September 2016: The Sacred Music Chorale relaunches as Colla Voce Seattle