The Sounds of the Southwest Chorale (SSWC) is an all-volunteer choir under the umbrella of the Sounds of the Southwest Inc., and began during February of 2015. We are for the more traditional choral enthusiasts. The primary focus of the SSWC will be the more traditional music styles. The chorale is smaller by design than the original Sounds of the Southwest Singers (SSWS) and our positions are filled through a voice assessment process. The SSWC will stick to a much more structured repertoire of both traditional and contemporary composers. The Chorale season is September through May of each year, offering two concert series, one in December and one in May.
The chorale has opportunities to perform locally, nationally and internationally. We performed with Southwestern College from Chula Vista, CA in October of 2015 and performed in Carnegie Hall in 2016 and 2018. We toured Ireland, England and France with the Sounds of the Southwest Singers during July, 2016. In 2017 we traveled to Washington DC for Memorial Day week to participate National Memorial Day Choir Festival, performing at the John F. Kennedy center for the performing arts. During the summer of 2019 we toured the Seattle area and Alaska, performing with Conductor/Composer Joseph Martin and Matt Deller.
We are directed by the Sounds of the Southwest Singers founding director Matt Deller, and Associate Director, Steve Houston. Accompanied by Hyunmi Lee.
We are very excited to offer another choral option to the community. We have that same passion for music we established with the SSWS. It's time to start building new friendships and passing on that passion to a new group. Whether you are part of the Singers or the Chorale or both, there is something for everyone, no matter your level of musicianship.