summer fling singers
2018 Season  •  Past Concerts  •  How It Works  •  About Us

We are a mixed chamber group of community choir singers skipping out for a month during the summer to explore new genres and experience small ensemble a cappella singing.

2018 Season

For our 3rd season, we will be exploring the a cappella music of Johannes Brahms. Brahms wrote many sacred and secular works, and grouped them into collections that he referred to as Liedersträusse, or “song bouquets”.

Many times, short individual works from these collections are extracted and performed on their own, but Brahms railed against this practice. To honor his wishes, we will be performing three of these Liedersträusse in their entierty. So please mark your calendars and join us for...

Song Bouquets by Johannes Brahms

Saturday 25 August 2018  7:30pm

St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
4228 Factoria Blvd. SE, Bellevue, WA
free admission & air conditioning

(Background: “Vase with Flowers” by Rachel Ruysch)

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Past Concerts

Summer Fling Singers was founded in 2016, and has performed concerts yearly since then. Click below for information on our past events:

Lamentations of Spain

Revolutionary Musick
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How It Works

Each year, Summer Fling Singers chooses a different style or composer of a cappella music to focus upon. Once decided, a local director—ideally one with extensive experience in our chosen genre—is selected to coach us through the repertoire and conduct us.

An initial reading session is held in late June or early July, followed by 6 rehearsals spread over the last three full weeks of August. Our one and only concert is typically held the weekend prior to Labor Day. Concert dress is “Aloha” shirts or floral print dresses, because no one should have to wear black in the summer.

Singers are selected through invitation and referral, mostly being drawn from local community chorales. We try to aim for at most 16 singers each season (four per section), unless the repertoire demands more. Are you interested in singing with us in the future?

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About Us

Summer Fling Singers is based out of Bellevue, WA and is generously hosted by St. Margaret's Episcopal Church. We are a member of the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium.

Summer Fling Singers is sponsored and organized by Aaron Giles, an Issaquah-based tenor who sings in the Seattle Bach Choir, the Vicars of Christ Church Compline Choir, as well as the regular St. Margaret's Sunday choir.

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Photography by Philip D. Lanum
The Fell Types are digitally reproduced by Igino Marini.