About the Everett Chorale

For 56 years the Everett Chorale has established a tradition of vocal excellence in Everett as they continue to offer quality musical concerts programmed by Artistic Director, Heather MacLaughlin Garbes. We take pride in being Everett's community choir.

Our Mission Statement

To engage, inspire, and educate our singers, audiences, and community through the power of musical performances emphasizing a historically and culturally diverse repertoire.

Our Vision Statement

The Everett Chorale will be a premiere and diverse community chorus enriching the cultural arts life of our community and the musical experience of our singers.

Our Values

Artistic Excellence
Community Connection
Passion and Joy
Continuous Learning
Synergy and Collaboration

Staff and Board Members

Dr. Heather MacLaughlin Garbes

Dr. Heather MacLaughlin Garbes — Artistic Director/Conductor

The Everett Chorale Board of Directors is pleased to announce Dr. Heather MacLaughlin Garbes is our new Artistic Director/Conductor! We are so excited about the future and all that Heather brings to the Chorale.

Heather has a Bachelor of Music Education - Choral and General Music, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting, and a DMA in Choral Conducting. She is an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington. Heather is the founder and Artistic Director of the Mägi Ensemble, a professional women’s ensemble that performs and records Baltic music and the conductor of the Finnish Choral Society. In addition to being a choral conductor, she is also an orchestral conductor acting as Music Director/Conductor for over 70 musical theatre productions. Heather is a member of St. Mark’s Cathedral Choir where she is a soprano soloist, cantor, and sectional leader in St Mark’s Cathedral choir. She is also the Past President of the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium.

As the Chorale moves forward to gathering and singing together again, we know Heather will help us rebuild and find our way - making beautiful music as we go.

Kim Croft

D. KIM CROFT — Accompanist

D. Kim Croft holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Organ Performance from Brigham Young University and a Master of Arts in Musicology from New York University, and has done additional post graduate work in Musicology at the University of Washington. While enrolled at Brigham Young University. Kim held the position of coach/accompanist in the University opera program, and performed a series of guest recitals at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. Currently, he is organist at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Everett. Kim and his wife, Shauna, are the parents of five children.

Everett Chorale Board of Directors 2021/2022

Everett Chorale Association Board of Directors

Shauna Croft, President
Peggie Thompson, Vice President
Judith Bernier, Secretary
Mary Lamb, Treasurer

Everett Chorale Association Members

Laurie Banks-Montminy
Patty Chatterton
Cheryl Grohn
Wayne Kuehl
Mary Lamb
Gail Miller
Eric Wallace
Steffi Wehner