Cultural Exchanges

Euro 2005

Euro 2005

Euro 2005

Euro 2005


Kulshan Chorus embarks on self-funded tours to bring music to others and engage in cultural exchanges. All chorus members who take part in these tours are required to front their own costs. In the past we have enjoyed Croatia, France, Ecuador, Romania, Switzerland, Costa Rica and several other areas. Listening to the music of a culture is one of the truest ways of understanding people.

We visit and perform for rural groups and communities that have seldom had the opportunity to engage in cultural/musical exchange. We share the Spirit and Soul of the Kulshan Chorus in churches, caves, sea ports, mountain tops, islands, castles, towers dating to before Christ, markets, and old town squares. We learn indigenous songs to perform and meet and learn from numerous local folklore dance and singing groups.

We have also had the opportunity to reciprocate for the hospitality the Kulshan Chorus received while touring Ecuador by welcoming a group of dancers and musicians from that country. We watched them perform and celebrated with them.

Ecquadorian Dance Musicians visit Bellingham 2013

Ecquadorian Dance Musicians visit Bellingham 2013

 
Costa Rica 2013

Costa Rica 2013

Croatia Tour 2016

Croatia Tour 2016

Croatia 2016

Croatia 2016

Ecuador 2007

Ecuador 2007


Community

Every year Kulshan Chorus takes part in Bellingham's Martin Luther King Celebration. For the chorus reaching out to the community takes many forms. From celebrations, to peace marches, fundraisers, food drives and raising awareness. In the Spring of 2018 a portion of the concerts proceeds were dedicated to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services and Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center. It is the intent of the chorus to give back to the community, and support it through music, and the celebration of the common bonds of humanity.

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2018 “Gathering Concert” with local artist Rochelle Walden

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2018 Breaking Silence concert - Dancers from Kuntz & Company

 
 

2017 Martin Luther King Celebration

 
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2008 Peace & Justice Celebration

 
 
 
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2013 Kulshan Chorus with The Far Corners Community Musical Theatre

 
 

Kulshan Chorus working in conjunction with or to the benefit of the following community organizations: