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.
Our 2021 concert is a wrap! Thanks to all our singers, our coach, and all those who came out to hear a beautiful program focused around Josquin des Prez's Missa Ave Maris Stella.
Want to know what's up for next year? Look for information starting around March 2022. Also, please follow us on Facebook to keep abreast of all the latest goings-on.
Summer Fling Singers was founded in 2016, and has performed concerts yearly since then. Click below for information on our past events:
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 weekend. 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 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?
Summer Fling Singers is based out of Issaquah, WA. Our rehearsals and our concerts are generously hosted at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Bellevue, WA. We are a member of the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium.
As of April 2019, Summer Fling Singers is happy to announce that we a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations to the choir are tax-deductible. Use the buttons to the left to donate to us via PayPal.
Our currently serving board members are Aaron Giles (President), Doug Wyatt (Vice President), Heather Irwin (Treasurer), Rick Commo (Secretary), Kathy Rausch, and Vera Giles.
Summer Fling Singers was founded in 2016 by by Aaron Giles, an Issaquah-based tenor who has sung in the Seattle Bach Choir, the Vicars of Christ Church Compline Choir, as well as the regular St. Margaret's Sunday choir. Aaron also serves as treasurer on the board of the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium.
Photography by Philip D. Lanum
The Fell Types are digitally reproduced by Igino Marini. www.iginomarini.com