Sharing Music is our Passion


The Orcas Choral Society is a non-profit music organization dedicated to the love and appreciation of choral music. The 60-voice volunteer chorus is led by Roger Sherman, a full -time Orcas Island resident who has a deep appreciation of the choral repertoire. Roger is a multi-disciplined musician, recording engineer and producer who has published several Grammy-nominated recordings of choral music.

Since its founding by Catherine Pederson and Louellen McCoy in 1978, The Orcas Choral Society has provided a structure for adults to sing a wide variety of choral music at a consistently high level and to present choral concerts for island audiences.

-Orcas Choral Society 2011


Orcas Choral Society shares a passion for mastering a variety of beautiful music to enrich the lives of singers, audiences and our communities through education, performance and collaboration.

2014 Holiday Concert Dates:
December 6 @ 7:30 PM

December 7 @ 2:00 PM

Spring 2015 concert dates:

April 18 &19

Pre-Concert Seminar!

Roger Sherman presented an exceptionally informative and interesting pre-concert audience Seminar December 2nd 12:00 at Emmanuel Parish Hall.

If you missed the seminar or would like to hear it again,

Click on Roger's picture


2 part version of talk


Our next concerts will be our Holiday Concerts

December 6 & 7


Orcas Choral Society is very pleased to present an all Bach program as our holiday offering. The glorious "Magnificat" will be the centerpiece of this outstanding program." Wachet Auf" rounds out this special offering. Guests include the exceptional baritone Philip Cutlip as well as local soloists and instrumentalists. Orchestral accompaniment will make this special presntation a highlight of the holiday season.

There will be a pre-concert lecture on Saturday, December 6 @ 6:15.

Orcas Center Main Stage.


Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival in collaboration with Orcas Choral Society welcome Philip Cutlip as Musician-in-Residence and guest Baritone Soloist. Philip will also be performing in the OICMF Leaves of Gold Concert December 11th and 12th.