Norwegian Male Chorus

Seattle, WA

The Norwegian Male Chorus of Seattle was founded in 1889 -- the year of Washington's statehood -- and is the oldest continuously operating choral organization in Seattle.

In addition to the annual Sangerfest, our performance schedule includes Sons of Norway Leif Erikson Lodge functions, Yulefest and Tivoli Viking Days events at the Nordic Heritage Museum and the Sytende Mai Parade.

In July we had the fantastic experience of a joint concert with the Seattle Norwegian Ladies Chorus and the Giske Blandekor from the Norwegian island of Giske near Aalesund. The main feature of the Giske performance was a 50-minute performance -- all from memory -- of their "Leikaren," based on Olde Norse poems written before 1000 and the christening of Norway.

Also for the past two seasons we have joined with a barbershop harmony chorus, “The Seattle SeaChordsmen” in presenting “A Ballard Christmas.”


Rehearsals take place every Monday evening at 7:00 at the Nordic Heritage Museum, at 3014 NW 67th Street, except for the last Monday of the month. That rehearsal is located at the Norse Home 5311 Phinney Ave N.

For more information, call (206) 362-5611.


A medal representing 20 years of service with the chorus was presented to Russ Oberg by President Kim Gronvold.


Jens Eysteinsson

Duane Esperum
Vice President

A. J. Skurdal
Corresponding Secretary

John Ellingboe
Membership Secretary

Dan Woxland

Ralph Federspeil

Kim Gronvold

Ted Ormbrek

G. Robert Johnston

Coralie Schrader

Russ Oberg
One-Year Trustee

Svein Nyhammer
Two-Year Trustee

Howard Slauson
Three-Year Trustee