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 May 2019 


When you hear something described as "Celtic," what do you think of? Wild-eyed, long-haired men in kilts running across the Scottish highlands? Songs drifting from the door of a smoke-filled Irish pub? Chanting druidic priests moving silently through misty fog? Join Harstine Island Community Choir and the Burren Boys as we celebrate Celtic music and heritage. You will hear some familiar songs with surprising Celtic origins, and other songs that spring from the diverse traditions and beliefs of Celtic peoples across hundreds of years and thousands of miles. A gentle lullaby, touching songs of faith, joyous expressions of celebration and perhaps even a rowdy drinking song. So, good neighbors and friends, join us for dancing and singing and toe tappin' good fun at one of our two concerts.

Friday, May 10th, 7PM at SHS Performing Arts Center

N Shelton Springs Rd.


Sunday, May 19th,  3PM at Harstine Island Hall

3371 E Harstine Island Rd. N


November 2019 

Performance for Pioneer Arts and Crafts Fair

The proceeds from this event purchase food and gifts for the familes in the Pioneer School District for the holiday season.

Saturday, November 9th, 10:00 AM Pioneer Middle School

611 East Agate Rd.


December 2019 

Shelton Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, December 5th, 6PM

Shelton Post Office Park

Each year young singers from all over Mason County join with some of the Harstine Island Community Choir members to sing Santa into Shelton during First Friday Festivities. This is a family event with train rides for kids and special shopping experiencess for adults. Over 200 singers from Shelton, Pioneer and North Mason school district choirs enjoy seeing the huge tree at Post Office Park be lit, and singing for the many people who bring their families to enjoy a unique and fun event of our community. After the program, stroll down Railroad, roast marshmallows, enjoy wagon and kiddie train rides, shop, play games and win prizes. All these events are free! HOLIDAY MAGIC is a joint effort between the Shelton Downtown Merchants and Kristmas Town Kiwanis with music coordinated by Harstine Island Community Choir, and is a perfect place to bring in the season with family and friends, while supporting our community’s choirs and businesses.

Christmas 2019 

Brass Tidings - Sweet Songs of Christmas Harstine Island Community Choir and Brass Quintet

Our family Christmas concert in 2019 brings a different flavor to Christmas music - familiar songs and carols provide the nostalgia of the season and a brass quintet of trumpets, trombones and tuba provide an additional thrill. The program opens with a fanfare and continues with all the excitement and energy brass brings to choral music. Hear how even a brass quintet can put a baby to sleep with a soothing and calm lullaby. Joyous carols we all know are interspersed with the pleasures of new compositions that nicely spice the music of Christmas and herald in the season. Harstine Island Community Choir looks forward to seeing you at either of their concerts.


Saturday, December 14th, 3PM, SHS Performing Arts Center

3737 N Shelton Springs Rd., Shelton 98584

Sunday, December 15th, 3PM, Harstine Community Hall

3371 E Harstine Island Rd N., Shelton 98584

Christmas Eve -  Candlelight and Choir

Members of the Harstine Island Community Choir join with friends and family at Bridge Community Church on Harstine Island to share music together with the congregation, a candlelight service, and a moving sermon for both introspection and inspiration. We would be pleased to have you join us.


Harstine Island Community Choir Hosts:

Music 2 Our Ears

Harstine Island Community Choir and Kristmas Town Kiwanis sponsor this annual youth music competition for all Mason County student musicians. There are 3 grade level groups from 3rd grade through high school. The winner in each category receives $200. All private and school affiliated music teachers will be notified. If you know a student musician, please tell him/her about this competition. For more information, contact Jean Iverson 360-866-7012.

Feb. 22nd, 2020,  6PM at Harstine Island Hall

3371 E Harstine Island Rd. N


Humanities of WA Speakers Burea:

Topic to be announced

4th Sunday in April, 2020, 1:30 PM at Harstine Island Hall

3371 E Harstine Island Rd. N


European Tour 2020

It’s the Universal Language

We say it over and over: “music is a universal language.” Instead of saying it, Harstine Choir is heading to Europe to experience it! We will create meaningful relationships with fellow musicians from Germany and Austria, share our musical stories and enhance our choral program through cultural exchange. As music ambassadors of the US, and specifically the Pacific Northwest, our music will be that of local composers such as Morten Lauridsen, Joan Szymko, Ron Jeffers, and Diane Loomer with additional repertoire from other American composers like Eric Whitaker, Moira Smiley, Rene Clausen, Samuel Barber and Randall Thompson. Join the choir and sing with us!


Harstine Choir was organized and is operated for public music education and is dedicated to performance, community service, and leadership in the arts. Our mission is to teach and perform choral works to interested persons of all ages, to participate in community service activities, and to develop and maintain public interest in vocal arts. To do this, we perform for donations only throughout Mason county. We support and assists with music for events like the Shelton Tree Lighting Ceremony. We perform for local fund-raising projects such as Pioneer Arts and Crafts Fair. We promote the opportunity to experience the joy of choral music at events such as Soup & Sound and the Shelton and North Mason Timberland Library Programs. If we could support your program to make Mason County an even better place to live, contact director Elizabeth Berndt to discuss possibilities.

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