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.

Spring 2015 concert dates:

April 18 &19

Roger Sherman will present a free lecture about Bach and the Mass in B-minor 12 noon Tuesday, April 14th @ Emmanuel Episcopal Parish Hall


Roger Sherman presented an exceptionally informative and interesting pre-concert audience Seminar on the subject of J.S. Bach December 2nd at Emmanuel Parish Hall.

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

Click on Roger's picture

Roger lecture


The Orcas Choral Society completes its all-Bach season with the composer’s final great choral masterpiece, his Mass in B minor. Rarely performed because of its length and difficulty, an earlier and rarely performed version of the mass will be done which consists of just the Kyrie and Gloria. With soloists, orchestra, and 50-voice choir, this concert promises to be a major event!

Presented by Orcas Center

April 18 @ 7:30 pm

Pre-concert talk @ 6:45

April 19 @ 2:00 pm

or: 360-376-2281 ext. 1

Orcas Center Main Stage.