Sechrist Travel

Emerald City SINGS!




Sechrist Travel continues to host our annual choral festival in Seattle, WA, featuring participation and performance in a 250 voice festival made up of several choruses coming together for a 3-day festival event with a guest composer/conductor.

Balanced ensembles of 20 or more singers receive a 60-minute one-on-one clinic, with one of our Choral Clinicians, on your own concert repertoire.  Additional pre-concert performance opportunity, by the Festival Chorus, at the The Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP).  Solo ensemble opportunities available to qualified ensembles.


Our 2018 Emerald City SINGS! Choral Festival will be led by Dr. Richard Nance,

April 19-21, 2018 at St. Mark’s Cathedral



Dr. Richard Nance, Guest Conductor

The American choral conductor, composer and music pedagogue, Richard Nance, obtained his Bachelor of Music Education degree in Choral Conducting from West Texas State University; his Master of Arts degree in Choral Music from West Texas A&M University; and his Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from Arizona State University. He has studied conducting with Hugh Sanders, Douglas McEwen and David Stocker, and studied composition with Joseph Nelson and Randall Shinn.

Dr. Nance been a member of the music faculty at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) since August 1992, where he serves as Director of Choral Activities and conducts PLU Choir of the West and Choral Union. He also teaches the four-semester choral conducting sequence and supervises student teachers.



Sechrist Travel would like to invite you and your singers to The EMERALD CITY SINGS! Choral Festival scheduled for April 19-21, 2018. This festival is about making terrific music in extraordinary venues with exceptional musicians.

Dr. Nance is inviting singers to join him in rehearsals and performance at historic, St. Mark’s Cathedral on April 21, 2018 @ 7:00pm. This historic venue will provide the backdrop for a wonderful and memorable music making experience.

Please join us as we make beautiful music in the The EMERALD CITY SINGS! Choral Festival.


For more details or to sign up your choir, please contact us at