By Joe Veyera
Since 2004, the Market Street Singers have brought their vocal stylings to events and locations both in and around Ballard. Now, to celebrate 10 years, the non-audition, volunteer, community choir will be performing on Saturday, Sept. 13 for the first time at the Ballard High School Performing Arts Center (1418 NW 65th St) at 7:30 p.m.
The free concert celebrates the choir’s tenure in the neighborhood, from small beginnings with what was originally expected to be a one-time performance at a Ballard ArtWALK event.
“We like to say that the MSS is a choral ensemble for Ballard that builds connections within diverse communities” wrote Market Street Singers PR Representative Brandy Rinck in an email. “Celebrating the joy of choral music among singers and listeners, we aspire to cultivate neighborhood pride with choral arts that are truly community identified. Although we are a community choir in Ballard, we welcome both singing and non-singing members, no matter where they call home. We are proud of our inclusive, service-oriented vision and we seek to be an agent of change and community building through musical excellence and public outreach.”
The concert will bring together new members with special alumni from the past, with the choir performing a little bit of everything, including their favorite selections from the last ten years, and some new and different selections.
For more information on the performance, and the Market Street Singers, click here.