Concert Choir

The Concert Choir is the principal Seattle Pacific University choral ensemble, performing in concerts and at high ceremonies each quarter, as well as annually at the highly acclaimed Sacred Sounds of Christmas — an Advent and Christmas celebration in downtown Seattle that showcases the students in many of Seattle Pacific's ensembles. Concert Choir has a rich history, reaching back to the first year of the University’s existence.

Recognized regionally and nationally for its excellence, Concert Choir has been invited to perform in numerous locations:

The choir enjoys a distinguished reputation for performance of innovative and remarkable choral literature, regularly issuing recordings of its music.

As a member of Concert Choir, you will experience a rich and robust environment for vocal, spiritual, and leadership development, both as an individual and as part of an ensemble. Most importantly, being a part of the ensemble offers a chance to excel in something you love, to work and create with a wonderful group of people, and to form friendships that will endure for a lifetime.


Membership in Concert Choir is by audition. Whether you are a Music major, a Music minor, or a nonmajor, you are invited to audition for Concert Choir. Auditions are held at the beginning of Autumn Quarter (notices to be posted in the lobby of Crawford Music Building prior to the beginning of the quarter). A yearlong commitment is expected, and you may take the course an unlimited number of times.


Concert Choir 

Be Not Afraid, Knut Nystedt

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My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord, Traditional Spiritual, Arr. Moses Hogan

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Director and Faculty Contact

Ryan Ellis

Assistant Professor of Music; Director of Choral Music
DMA, University of Washington

Office: Nickerson Studios 112

Arts Events

Arts Events at SPU

SPU hosts many arts-related events throughout the year. Pictured above: SPU Theatre Department production of "The Billy Goats Gruff" by John Davies, directed by Don Yanik.