The Choir of the West is the premier choral ensemble at Pacific Lutheran University. Founded in 1925, the choir has achieved a reputation of excellence for its performances at professional music conferences, national and international tours, and numerous recordings. The choir’s mission is to bring a wide variety of important choral literature to its audience through inspirational and highly artistic performance.
The Choir of the West is comprised of undergraduate majors from a wide variety of academic disciplines. The choir has toured Scandinavia, China, Japan and throughout Europe, most recently to Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary in the summer of 2007, and to France and Germany in 2011. The choir has been selected on numerous occasions to perform for regional and national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association and National Association for Music Education, and received two gold and one silver certificate in competition with choirs from several countries at the 2011 Harmonie Festival, held in Lindenholzhausen, Germany.