In the summer of 2001, Cynthia Haberman Marlette assembled a small, dedicated group of vocalists who recognized a lack of choral opportunities for adult singers in the Coeur d'Alene area, and made a decision to form a new chorale. The Northwest Sacred Music Chorale was born, and the following mission statement was adopted:
"The Northwest Sacred Music Chorale exists to promote the highest standards in performance of quality choral music including sacred, classical and secular works for the enjoyment and education of its membership and its audiences."
2012-2013 launches our twelfth season, and in this brief history, our original intentions have been met. We are incorporated and maintain a 501(C)3 tax exempt status.
We have performed to very enthusiastic audiences, some of which have been "standing room only!" We have been recognized by other musical organizations in the Inland Northwest as witnessed by the invitation we received from the Spokane area "Cathedral In The Arts" series to participate in the April 2003 production of MISSA GAIA at the Cathedral of St. John, the Evangelist.
Some of our repertoire highlights have included John Rutter's Gloria with brass, organ and percussion, Hayden's Mass In Time of War with full orchestra, and Vivaldi's Gloria and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony as joint collaborations with the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra. We are committed to performing outstanding choral music from yesterday to today. The future of the Northwest Sacred Music Chorale is bright. We are pleased to have Mary Sims Johnson as our conductor and Gaynell Coppess as assistant conductor. Our talented accompanist is Marietta Hardy.
Welcome to the 2012-2013 concert season of the Northwest Sacred Music Chorale! Again, this year’s musical journey with our three main concerts are all at the fabulous Kroc Center in Coeur d'Alene. As our attendance continues to grow, we once again want to thank you so much for your support of our group.
We also team with the Coeur d'Alene Symphony for an annual performance of "Handel's Messiah" at the Lake City Community Church on December 1st, 2012.
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The Northwest Sacred Music Chorale is a non-profit organization under IRS § 501 (c) (3). Your contribution may be tax deductible, please contact your tax advisor.