New Artistic Director Announced !
August 8, 2022:
The Board of Directors of the Walla Walla Choral Society is pleased and excited to announce the hiring of our new Artistic Director, Robert (Robb) Harrison, who brings to us multiple talents in the world of music. Please go to the ARTISTIC DIRECTOR page for additional details about Robb.
About the Walla Walla Choral Society
The Walla Walla Choral Society has delivered the gift of song to our community for more than 117 years. In late 2019, the Society’s Board completed a new strategic plan that included the creation of a new Children’s Chorus and plans to build enhanced collaborations and mutual support throughout our performing arts community.
However, as with many other organizations and businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic postponed and canceled in-person rehearsals and concerts during most of 2020 and 2021. However, WWCS was finally able to perform its 1960s concert, “Good Vibrations,” in May 2022, at two sold-out performances.
Despite losing planned revenue from ticket sales and concert sponsorships, the Choral Society has been fortunate to receive continued financial support from businesses, grants, and individuals.
“We are truly grateful and humbled by the generosity of our community, especially from our member singers and many businesses that continued or increased their financial support as we had to postpone and cancel performances,” Schumacher said. “We are confident that we will find a wonderful new Artistic Director and to continue and grow as “keepers of the song” in the Walla Walla Valley.”
The next opportunity to sing in the chorus will be in September when we begin rehearsals for "Our Songs of Joy", our holiday season concert. Singer registration for that concert will begin on September 12. Online registration will open on August 17. We will welcome new and returning singers at that time. However, in the meantime, we welcome anyone to become a member of Walla Walla Choral Society. Watch this website for information about how to join the Choral Society.
The roots of the Walla Walla Choral Society were planted in 1905. Since then, hundreds of singers have shared the gift of song with our community. Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 pandemic we were not able to rehearse in person and had to cancel and reschedule our concerts. However, we are now "back in business".
"Good Vibrations" was our only income-producing concert during this concert season. We have also had to deal with limited ability to reach donors during the pandemic, so we hope you will consider a gift to help “keep the song alive” in the Walla Walla Valley.
Donations by check can be sent to Walla Walla Choral Society, P.O. Box 2367, Walla Walla, WA 99362; or by credit card by clicking the "Donate to Choral Society" button below.
We sincerely appreciate your generosity.