we hope to bring people together
through the unmatched power of singing."
Robert Bode, Artistic Director
IT STARTS WITH OUR MISSION -
To inspire, educate, and enrich our community
through the transformational power of great choral music
performed at the highest artistic level.
Comprised of volunteer singers drawn exclusively from the Seattle region, Choral Arts Northwest has garnered national recognition and critical acclaim by combining a deep sense of community with a passion for artistic excellence.
Led by Artistic Director Robert Bode, CANW has won the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence (2010); and the American Prize for choral performance (community division) twice, placing first in 2010 and second in 2013. The group has also been awarded coveted performing slots at the 2015 ACDA National Conference, the 2013 Chorus America National Conference, and the 2010 ACDA Regional Conference. In December of 2015, the ensemble also provided a command performance at the White House for guests of President and Mrs. Obama.
CANW is also deeply committed to new music and has commissioned over twenty new choral works by American composers and has seven commercially released recordings under the Gothic record label.
CANW’s newest recording is “Carol of the Angels: A Choral Contemplation of the Holiday Season.”