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New Mukilteo chorale meets at Rosehill

 

Anne Bergsma

A new choral group is forming in Mukilteo for adults who love to sing.

Under the direction of Anne Bergsma, the chorale is a non-audition group that will perform a variety of musical styles, including classical and show tunes, along with some folk and pop.

The goal of the new group is to give performances at local venues in and around Mukilteo.

The ensemble meets at the Rosehill Community Center on Mondays from 7 - 8 p.m. The membership fee is $25 per month; a limited number of drop-ins may join in for $5 each.

Director Anne Bergsma teaches voice and classical guitar at the Gene Nastri School of the Arts, which co-sponsors the group with the city of Mukilteo.

She is a well-known vocalist in the Puget Sound and holds bachelor’s and master’s of music degrees in voice from the University of Washington.

As a young student, Anne seriously contemplated a career in classical guitar. Beginning at the age of 8, she studied guitar for eight years, the first five years as a folk guitarist; the remaining three years on classical guitar.

At the University of Washington, Bergsma switched her major from guitar to voice. A soprano, Anne is a specialist in Baroque repertoire and art song of the 20th century.

She has performed opera, oratorio, Gilbert and Sullivan and concert repertoire in the Northwest, the Southwest, and Germany.

Bergsma has had extensive teaching experience with students of all ages, both in class and private studio settings. In addition to the Gene Nastri School, she teaches voice at Northwest University and at the Bellevue School of Music.

For more information, call the Mukilteo Recreation and Cultural Services Department at 425-263-8180 or go to http://www.mukilteorec.com.

 

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