Earthrise Choir Bertram Gulhaugen, artistic director

Music is the

      Essence of emotional and spiritual expression...

We strive  to express those emotions and feelings that can only be conveyed through music. Music is how the spirit takes wing and soars to unfathomable, seemingly unreachable heights.

 Develop your voice technique and choral singing skill and have fun... all at the same time!

We offer opportunity to singers who want to bring their choral singing skills to a higher level. If you have choral singing experience and want to advance, we would like you to audition 

Earthrise Choir is for singers who want to

improve their skill with singing, with no auditions
Our artistic director, Bertram Gulhaugen, has over 30 years experience teaching private and class voice as applied to all styles of singing, opera to punk and over 20 years experience conducting community based vocal ensembles. 


He will help you achieve the level of skill with singing that you have dreamed of.


Bert's approach to conducting and voice teaching is holistic in that he is committed to teaching healthy bel canto singing with tremendous patience coupled with a complex understanding of the physical, acoustical, psychological and physiological aspects of singing. He demands and creates a supportive, safe learning environment at all times.

For information about Earthrise Choir's exciting program: 

What is sacro-secular music? Great poets and great composers throughout the ages have written works that are deeply spiritual and deeply religious yet considered secular, hence sacro-secular music. It is to these creative artists that Earthrise Choir dedicates its talents.
Earthrise Choir perform is a non-auditioned, performance oriented learning choir that sings secular and sacro-secular choral works from the Western choral tradition that celebrate life in all of its beauty and complexity.
Develop your choral singing skill while singing amazing music. This is an excellent music education opportunity for adult singers of varying levels of ability and experience.

Earthrise Choir is sponsored by Expressive Music and Theater Arts which is a Partner Artist project of Shunpike, a 501c3 non-profit arts service corporation and is a resident ensemble of Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation


"A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the Universe as revealed by modern science might be able to

draw forth reserves of reverence and awe

hardly tapped by the conventional faiths."

-- Carl Sagan