Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers
PO Box 15825
Seattle, WA 98115


music director

Conductor and Music Director George Shangrow founded the Seattle Chamber Singers in 1969 and Orchestra Seattle (formerly the Broadway Symphony) in 1979. A musician with a broad range of skills, Mr. Shangrow received his musical training at the University of Washington, where he studied conducting, baroque performance practice, harpsichord, and composition. He began his professional conducting career at the youthful age of 18 and has concentrated his musical efforts with Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers. He has appeared as guest conductor with the Seattle Symphony, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Tacoma Opera, Rudolf Nureyev and Friends, East Texas University Opera, Oregon Symphony and the Sapporo (Japan) Symphony. He was Music Director and Conductor of Pacific Chamber Opera from 1976 to 1978 and has conducted world premieres of six operas and numerous other orchestral and choral works.

Mr. Shangrow has taught at Seattle University and Seattle Community College and is a frequent lecturer throughout the Northwest. He is currently on the faculty of the Seattle Conservatory of Music, where he teaches Music History, Conducting, and Literature.

He concertizes frequently as part of the Cohan-Shangrow Duo with flutist Jeffrey Cohan. Having toured Europe several times as keyboardist and conductor, he is a sought-after accompanist and has appeared in concert on the piano and harpsichord with many noted soloists and ensembles such as El Trio Grande, the Kronos Quartet, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and the Seattle Symphony. He has recorded with London Records, Voyager Records, edel America, and Sonic Window Records. George Shangrow currently serves the University Christian Church as Director of Music. Seattle music lovers also know him as a regular announcer on Classical KING-FM and host of the Live By George show, a nightly radio program featuring live, in-studio classical music performances.

George Shangrow

Future performances:

Recent performances:
Summer Festival I
Summer Festival II
Summer Festival III
Mozart Requiem
Classical Cinema
Shangrow Chorale
Italian Advent
Handel's Messiah
Winter Baroque 2003
Romantic Masters
Bach's Birthday
Russian Fantasy
Musical Feast
Violin Concerto

Christmas Oratorio
Winter Baroque
St. Matthew Passion
Season Finale