The OK Chorale

  • No Audition
  • Painless Rehearsals
  • Community Performances

​Fall Quarter
7:00 - 8:30PM, Oct 18 - Dec 13
Room 7, Phinney Center - $130

Performances:

  • 5:00 PM, Sat, Nov. 25: Phinney Glow Cone lighting
  • 5:00 PM, Sat, Dec 9: Green Lake luminarias, Community Center, Green Lake
  • 2:00 PM, Sat, Dec 16: Holiday concert with All Present, Greenwood Senior Center

"Hold Me, Rock Me," arranged by Brian Tate
The OK Chorale at the Northwest Folk Life Festival
Monday, May 27, 2013, Center House Theater





Hear an NPR interview about how The OK Chorale got started





See the OK Chorale at the Edmonds Market



See the OK Chorale in a KING-TV news clip from May 10, 2011

 


The OK Chorale is an ASUW Experimental College non-audition choir of folks who love to sing. We sing in 4-part harmony and have experienced singers and uncertain beginners, music readers and non-readers. The rehearsals are fun and no one gets hurt.

We love our sopranos, adore our altos, put up with spotlight divas and really suck up to tenors and basses. I believe everyone is meant to sing, no matter how well or badly. Technological advances that can produce near perfect recordings have also produced so much performance anxiety that ordinary people are afraid to make even a peep.

Just because your grade school music teacher told you to mouth the words is no reason not to sing out now!

Rehearsals are at the Phinney Neighborhood Center,
6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle

Class fee is non-refundable so talk to Elena
about a reconnaissance visit

elenarich@gmail.com



Winter Quarter

Always includes a set of Irish songs; some lovely and sentimental, others guaranteed to offend someone.

  • A Winter Charm (of lasting life)
  • Bonnie Doon
  • Time, Gentlemen, Time
  • William Bloat
  • Danny Boy
  • Let Erin Remember/Boys From County Cork
  • Brennan on the Moor
  • Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe
  • Isn't it Grand Boys?
  • Irish Lullaby (Bill Douglas)
Spring Quarter

Spring quarter we sing a little of everything.

  • Feuille-O
  • Love Changes Everything
  • Hold Me, Rock Me
  • That Lonesome Road
  • Two of Us
  • When I'm 64
  • Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da
  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand
  • You're Gonna Lose that Girl
Summer Quarter

Easy to learn music to accomodate people
leaving for vacations.

  • Precious Friend (Pete Seeger)
  • Wim-o-weh (Pete Seeger)
  • A Place in the Choir
  • The Great Storm is Over (Bob Franke)
  • Amazing Grace
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game
  • Roll On Columbia (Woody Guthrie)
  • Power and Glory (Phil Ochs)
  • The Last Thing on My Mind (Tom Paxton)
  • On My Journey (folk song/The Weavers)
  • Puttin' on the Style (Old American popular song)
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Spiritual)
  • Mangwani Mpulele (Zulu/Theodore Bikel)
Fall Quarter

Is for Christmas and other winter holidays and lots of carolling parties, including the Greenlake Luminaries.

  • Welcome Christmas (from
        How the Grinch stole Christmas)
  • Carol of the Bread
  • Gloucestershire Wassail
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  • Personent Hodie
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • Hanukkah is Here
  • Ecumenical Quodlibet
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Please to See the King
  • Auld Lang Syne

What it takes for the choir to watch me

photo and flames by Gwen Howell