About the Festival Choir
Registration for the Festival Choir is now closed. We are thrilled to have more than 200 singers for the massed choir!
The Northwest Reformation 500 Festival Choir, led by Artistic Director Kyle Haugen, will gather singers from across the Puget Sound region to participate in the Festival Worship service. The choir will be part of a massive, inspiring procession at the start of the service.
The choir is open to ages 14 and up. (Note: the choir will be arranged according to voice part.)
Registration opened in June 2017. The deadline was September 10, 2017.
Packets will be sent to singers by postal mail in mid-September. All music is yours to keep.
For titles of pieces, please see the brief Festival Choir Participation Overview (PDF).
South Sound: Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tacoma
North/East: Saturday, October 21, 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Bellevue
Mandatory Rehearsal: Saturday, October 28, 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Bellevue
Mandatory Early Arrival: Sunday, October 29 at 2 p.m. at Overlake Christian Church, Redmond
- Tools to help singers prepare, including mp3’s of voice parts, will be available at this website in mid-September.
For more information about attire, repertoire, and rehearsals, please review the documents below. You’ll also find much of this information within the online registration.
- Festival Choir Important Dates, Locations and Info (PDF) UPDATED 9/19/17
- Festival Choir Participation Overview (PDF)
- Festival Choir Tri-Fold Brochure (PDF)
If you have questions about the Festival Choir, please contact Kyle Haugen, Artistic Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no fee to sing in the Festival Choir. However, please consider helping Lutheran Ministry Services Northwest by donating at least $10 to offset the costs of purchased sheet music, photocopies, postage, and a music binder. You may either donate at the button below or from a link within the registration.
About the Festival Choir
We’re delighted that Northwest Reformation 500 will feature a massed choir of more than 200 voices! Joining singers from across the region will be the Boeing Employees Choir. Lutheran Ministry Services Northwest has an ongoing relationship with this accomplished ensemble, led by Dr. David Chrysler. The Boeing Choir will present a choral prelude to the worship service and then join the massed Festival Choir.
The participation of the Boeing choir is one way Northwest Reformation 500 is reaching out to the community at large.
The Festival Choir—a massed choir of singers from across the region plus the Boeing choir—will be directed by Kyle Haugen, Artistic Director for Northwest Reformation 500.
Kyle brings twenty years of church music experience and has served congregations in Boston, Minneapolis, and Tacoma. He has directed choirs of adults as well as youth, and is a published composer whose work has been featured on PBS television nationwide.
We look forward to singing with you. Soli Deo Gloria!