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.

 Welcome to Earthrise Choir...

Our primary, but not exclusive, focus is on expressive settings of the poetry of poets who have written works that are deeply spiritual and deeply religious yet considered secular. It is to these creative artists that Earthrise Choir dedicates its talents. 

Our Conductor...

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. 

Bert always creates a supportive, safe learning environment at all times and he is a highly experienced and superbly skilled choral conductor.

We are an intentionally small ensemble and we sing secular, primarily a cappella music written by composers of early music through the 21st century. Our repertoire embraces the traditional choral music cannon, as well as jazz and Latin arrangements.

Earthrise Choir is a member ensemble of 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

Earthrise Choir

Bertram Gulhaugen artistic director and conductor

Our Singers...

We are ensemble of experienced choral singers and skilled singers willing to develop their skill as choral singers and who love choral singing