The 70-member Symphony Tacoma Voices has a long and proud history as part of the Symphony Tacoma organization. The choir consists of professional singers, music educators, as well as amateur singers from all walks of life across the South Puget Sound region. The “Voices” meet once per week throughout the season, preparing collaborations with Symphony Tacoma, including their annual Messiah performance and spring choral concert.

In 2019, members of the Voices traveled to Carnegie Hall to sing with Dr. Geoffrey Boers in a performance of Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna” and to Europe to participate in Laulupidu, the Estonian National Song Celebration. There they joined a choir of 30,000 singers and sang for an audience of over 100,000. In addition to this once-in-a-lifetime musical opportunity, the Voices performed numerous concerts across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

 

Geoffrey Boers, Conductor

Dr. Geoffrey Boers has been conductor of the Symphony Tacoma Voices since 2002. He is also the Ruth Sutton Waters Endowed Professor of Music at the University of Washington in Seattle. There he leads the choral studies program which consists of three faculty, a cohort of fourteen in-residence graduate conductors and seven choirs. He conducts the UW Chamber Singers who have collaborated with local and nationally renown artists to present concerts of distinction.

Dr. Boers travels extensively for conducting and teaching engagements. He has written a ground-breaking literacy rubric which is being adopted by ACDA and NAfME, the national choral and music education organizations in the United States, as well as in Canada, where it will be appearing in a newly written French edition.

 

Amy Elizabeth Boers, Collaborative Artist

Amy Boers is well known fo her work as a pianist, accompanist, singer and conductor, giving her keen insights as a collaborative artist. She was named Principal Pianist for Symphony Tacoma in 2018 and has been a collaborative artist with the Symphony Tacoma Voices for many years. She also works with Pacific Lutheran University where she coaches and performs with both vocalists and instrumentalists.

 

 

 

 

2019-2020 Symphony Tacoma Voices

Soprano

Sibyl Adams
Mikaela Alges
Amanda Baggett
Elizabeth Bernft
Sara Forte
Catherine Graham
Anna Hagen
Melanie Hangca
Amanda Hansel
Miriam Harrison
Lindsay Hovey
Alicia Johnson
Kristen Keymont
Jenn Kinney
Denise Lees
Sophie Lucero
Laura Ludwig
Amy Mustard
Karen Patjens
Inayah Raheem
Jill Westwood
Callie Willhoit
Jinshil Yi

Alto

Katie Adams
Rebecca Anderson
Lisa Dawn Boers
Heidi Bone
LeeAnne Campos
Katie Elshire
Liz Fortenberry
Ellen George
Jennifer Guadnola
Erika Hagen
Judith Herrington
Coni Liljengren
Diana Lowry
Amanda Mackey
Kerstin Shaffer
Karla Stoermer
Felicia Stone
Sharon Stritzel
Cara Swenson
Kathryn Tuite

Tenor

Andy Clare
Dennis Davenport
Bill Hulseman
Barry Johnsrud
Frank Kaufmann
Ben Keller
Charles Koonce
Kyle Laird
Tim Monaghan
Steve Moon
Tim Morton
Tom Noble
David Olson
Eric Stenerson
Chris Trujillo
Kyle Yeversky

Bass

Ben Birmingham
Bernard Crouse
Scott Donaldson
Kent Edmonds
George Guenther
Kevin Hovey
J. Edmund Hughes
Josh Johnson
Evin Lambert
Richard Nace
Reinhold Schuetz
Kenneth Schwartz
Scott Wood
Tim Wrye