Northwest Girlchoir Vivace & Amore
- Sara Boos, Artistic Director & Amore Conductor
- Beth Ann Bonnecroy, Vivace Conductor
- Andrew Seifert, Lead Accompanist
- Dori Baunsgard, Vivace Accompanist
Since 1972, Northwest Girlchoir has inspired thousands of girls, families and audiences around the Puget Sound and around the world. In addition to hosting a dynamic concert season, Northwest Girlchoir regularly commissions new choral compositions (Karen P. Thomas, 2014), participates in local festivals and civic events (Seattle Sings! Choral Festival in October), and travels to regional and international festivals and on tours (New Orleans, Malta, and Sicily last summer). Choristers collaborate with engaging conductors/teachers, peers, and guest artists, develop as confident musicians, performers, teammates, and leaders, and build life-long friendships. Performers this evening include members of Vivace (grades 6-9) and Amore (grades 9-12). Visit www.northwestgirlchoir.org for information on upcoming concerts, featuring our 250 choristers, ages 6-18, as well as information on how to join.
Sara Boos, Artistic Director joined Northwest Girlchoir as Artistic Director in 2003. She oversees the performance and education programs of the organization, leads a nine-member artistic staff, and conducts three of six choir levels. Her choir has been invited to perform at the Northwest American Choral Directors Association in March, 2016. Sara has led Northwest Girlchoir on six international tours, including Malta/Sicily, Australia, and Newfoundland. She has music education degrees from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) and Michigan State University. In Minnesota, she sang with the Dale Warland Singers; in Seattle, she sings with Opus 7, and has also sung with Mirinesse Women’s Choir, Seattle Pro Musica, and the St. James Cathedral Choir. Sara serves as a founding board member of the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium.
Beth Ann Bonnecroy joined the artistic staff of the Northwest Girlchoir in 2000. Under her direction, Vivace’s achievements include invitational performances with the Seattle Symphony, Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Kirkland Choral Society and Argosy Christmas Ships, and annual participation in regional choral festivals, as well as tours to Japan and Hawaii. Beth Ann is an active performer, voice teacher, and is on the music faculty at Seattle Pacific University and choir/handbell director at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle. She is co-founder and co-director of Mirinesse Women’s Choir. Beth Ann holds music degrees from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and Arizona State University.