Rainier Chorale is based in Kent, Washington, and was established in 1983. The group presently has approximately 75 active members. The Chorale is a non-profit organization (501(c)3), led by a Board of Directors elected by the general membership. Ticket sales, grants, group fundraisers, donations from public and private sources, and monthly membership dues fund the Chorale program.
Rainier Chorale is committed to pursuing excellence in the performance of choral music, providing a challenging creative outlet for its members, and producing enjoyable musical experiences for its audiences.
Rainier Chorale values each of its members, maintains a cohesive performing group, encourages each person to grow as a musician, and fosters fellowship among its members.
Rainier Chorale values integrity and fairness in its business and fundraising practices. Rainier Chorale values many styles of music, and performs a variety of concerts, drawing from works by sacred, secular, classical and popular composers.
Ron Bayer currently directs Rainier Chorale. Ron recently retired from Green River College where he served as Chairman of the Fine Arts Department. He holds a Master of Music from the University of Illinois, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Music Educators Association.
Rainier Chorale presents three concerts each season, with two performances of each concert, a Saturday evening and a Sunday matinee.
- Winter: Holiday Concert in December
- Spring: Masterworks Concert in March or April
- Summer: Pops Concert in June. The concerts are held at various venues throughout the Kent, Renton, and Auburn area.