Choir of the Salish Sea

Our Story…

Choir of the Salish Sea is an up-and-coming choir in Whatcom County. Based in Bellingham, a hub of cultural and environmental joys, Choir of the Salish Sea has worked to get involved in the community and honor the rich culture that surrounds us all.

In the Spring of 2019, Kevin Allen-Schmid began a journey to corral the best tenors and basses from around the Pacific Northwest to build a high level vocal group backed with a passionate message of social awareness and ecological restoration. Follow us as we work to spread positivity in our community and abroad.

Our History

In 2019 Artistic Director, Kevin Allen-Schmid founded the Choir of the Salish Sea, a tenor and bass group dedicated to sharing love and beauty at the highest level of musical artistry. The group aims to broaden the appeal of choral singing, attracting audience members who have not been to choir concerts before, and who discover that choral music is a feast for the ears, relevant and moving.

Kevin and his wife Genia moved to Bellingham, Washington in 2015 where Kevin currently serves as music director at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship (BUF) and Genia is Director of Life-Long Learning. In addition to his work with BUF, Kevin has directed the Bellingham Chamber Chorale, the Ferndale High School choirs, and the Interfaith Music Festival. He enjoys working as an occasional substitute teacher at Lummi Nation School.

This select, tenor and bass choir began in Bellingham with “Innocent,” their striking inaugural concert in June, 2019 featuring “The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed.” Since then, the ensemble has presented six major concerts, a virtual show “Big Rock Garden,” and was in the virtual “Bright Morning Stars.”

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