Tacoma Symphony Chorus


The 60-member Tacoma Symphony Chorus is comprised of talented volunteer singers from throughout the community who are chosen by audition.  Founded in 1998, the TSO Chorus performs in concert with the TSO and as a solo ensemble annually.   Chorus Director  Geoffrey Paul Boers is Director of Choral Activities at the University of Washington and teaches choral conducting and pedagogy.  The Chorus appears with the TSO during its annual Sounds of the Season and Handel’s Messiah performances and presents solo and a capella concerts throughout the region.During the past decade Geoffrey Paul Boers has emerged as one of this region’s leading choral conductors and teachers. His choirs have performed at national and regional conventions of choral conductors and music educators, earning high praise for their expressiveness and technical mastery. Boers is in constant demand as a conductor, clinician, and workshop leader, both nationally and internationally.Boers is Director of Choral Activities at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he conducts the UW Chamber Singers, a choir of graduate and advanced singers. He also teaches graduate choral conducting and choral pedagogy, and serves as faculty advisor to over twenty active graduate students. He is the recipient of the University of Washington’s prestigious Royalty Research Foundation Grant, which allowed him to travel to the Baltic region this past summer to begin the development of a UW Baltic Choral Music Library, the first of its kind in the United States.

In addition to his position at the UW, Boers is the chorus director of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra and sings professionally as a tenor and as a countertenor, as a featured soloist with many groups around the United States.


Sibyl Adams

Liza Brown

Marisa Castello

Kasey Eck

Carolyn Flynn

Anna Hagen

Lindsay Hovey

Karen Irwin

Alicia Johnson

Jennifer Kinney

Denise Lees

Melissa McMillan

Karen Patjens

Deirdre Quiqley

Jill Westwood

Julie Whalen

Shiela Whybrow


Andy Clare

Bryan Conger

Ronald Doiron

Ben Keller

Chris Kollar

Charles Koonce

Kyle Laird

Jim Moller

Steve Moon

Jim Morgan

David Olson

Tom Oswald

Jeremy Rivera

Chris Trujillo


Rebecca Anderson

Karen Barrows

LeeAnne Campos

Cheryl Drewes

Katie Elshire

Liz Fortenberry

Jennifer Guadnola

Judith Herrington

Linda Kammerer

Julie Keeter

Coni Liljengren

Amanda Mackey

Erin O’Loughlin

Kerstin Shaffer

Karla Stoermer

Sharon Stritzel

Amanda Lock Swarr

Cara Swenson

Kathryn Tuite


Bernard Crouse

Ale Doiron

Scott Donaldson

Timothy Drewes

Kent Edmonds

Marcus Fikse

Scott Fikse

J. Edmund Hughes

Evin Lambert

Richard Nace

Kevin Peterson

Riley Pitts

Kenneth Schwartz

Bryan Ross Vallery-Watson

Rafe Wadleigh

David Wimett

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