SilverSounds Northwest is a mixed chorus of mostly-retired seniors who believe that “You are never too old to rock and roll!” Known for their clever, themed concerts, SilverSounds Northwest loves to entertain audiences with solos, small ensembles, narration, acting, dance, and choreography.
SilverSounds Northwest Artistic Director
An invaluable member of our NWAA team, Paula’s credits also include the Burien Coalition of the Arts and the Washington Music Educators Association Hall of Fame.
This fun-loving group performs two mainstage shows every season. The first is ChristmasSounds in Burien each December, a festive collaboration with all other NWAA choirs sharing a single stage. In the spring, SilverSounds brings their signature annual mainstage show to Highline Performing Arts Center, featuring clever narration, sets, lighting, costuming, choreography, humor and hi-jinks. Additionally, many SilverSounds members participate in NWAA’s annual Cabaret and Silent Auction every February.
Most singers are involved in more than singing, as our shows offer our members the opportunity to entertain audiences with solos, small ensembles, narrating, drama, dance and choreography. This fun-filled group performs regularly around the community.
Other Season Events
SilverSounds is often invited to perform in the community and enjoys sharing their music with others. Some of our appearances have included the Burien Strawberry Festival, Kent Senior Center/Stafford House fundraiser, Merrill Gardens, Wesley Terrace, Judson Park, Normandy Park Senior Activity Center, Fernwood in the Park, and singing the National Anthem for the Tacoma Rainiers at Cheney Stadium. We enjoy performing for others and giving back to the community!
Sing with us!
Membership in SilverSounds Northwest is open to any senior individual – retired or not – who wants to participate in a chorus that enjoys singing many genres from the rock ’n roll era. Interested singers should visit our audition page and learn how to set up a time to meet with the conductor, Paula Hawkins. Click here for answers to SilverSounds’ most frequently asked questions.