With over 100 auditioned singers, Kirkland Choral Society is one of the premier symphonic choral groups in the Puget Sound region. The Choral Society’s repertoire emphasizes the great masterworks for chorus and orchestra and includes a wide variety of fine repertoire, including music by the leading composers of our day.
Recently, KCS has commissioned and performed the world premiere of significant new works by Kirke Mechem, Ola Gjeilo, Carol Barnett, Donald Skirvin and John Muehleisen. For the past seven seasons, KCS has maintained a partnership with one of Seattle’s finest chamber orchestras, Philharmonia Northwest, regularly performing the great works for chorus and orchestra at Benaroya Hall.
The Choral Society also includes a Chamber Singers ensemble drawn from the larger chorus, performing unaccompanied choral repertoire, and music suited to smaller ensembles and venues. For information about booking KCS singers for your event, corporate donations, auditions, volunteering, or group ticket rates, email president@KirklandChoralSociety.org.
Artistic Director Dr. Glenn R. Gregg
An engaging personality, accomplished musician, and inspiring conductor, Glenn R. Gregg has been a professional in the field of choral conducting for more than 30 years. Dr. Gregg holds a doctoral degree in choral conducting from the University of Washington, where he studied with Abraham Kaplan and Joan Conlon, and a Master of Music degree (with distinction) in conducting from California State University, Northridge, where he studied with Pacific Chorale director John Alexander and was the graduate teaching assistant.
Dr. Gregg has also worked with renowned choral conductors Charles Hirt and Howard Swan and has prepared choruses for performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to his choral conducting degrees, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from California State University.
Dr. Gregg was a guest conductor with Kirkland Choral Society in 1997 and became permanent conductor and artistic director in 1999. His deep musical scholarship, professionalism, and positive, outgoing demeanor are at the heart of the choir’s growth in size and performance level, so that today KCS is considered by many arts patrons to be the Eastside’s premier community chorale.
Kirkland Choral Society is a non-profit organization chartered by the State of Washington and holds 501(c)(3) federal non-profit status, Federal Tax ID: 32-0028511.