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We believe in the power of music to connect and change the world.  Our mission is to support local nonprofit organizations through sharing innovative and exceptional choral music. 

Since our founding in 2005, ISing has worked to share high-quality music to make our community better.  We believe that music can make the world a better place, and we put that into practice by raising money for nonprofit organizations in Beaverton, Washington County, and the greater Portland area.​

What do we do? ...


La Llorona, arranged by Stephen Galván

Soloist, Mercedes Estevez

​Music is powerful.  It connects people in ways that words cannot.  We sing for the joy of it, but we also sing for the challenge.  Instead of finding music that's well within our abilities, we often select pieces that push us to improve and grow as individual musicians and as a choir.


ISing at Ogaki castle

Ogaki City, Japan - Beaverton's "Friendly City"


While it's incredibly satisfying to sing with a group of talented, committed people, it's just not the same without an audience.  Getting to share our hard work and passion with our appreciative, generous audience makes all the hours of rehearsal worth it. 


But we don't just do it for the love of music.  We also want to highlight and support nonprofit organizations that are making our community a better place.  So each of our concerts is a benefit show with 100% of donations going to our selected beneficiary.  Since we started, ISing has raised


for nonprofit organizations in the area.


​Every three years the choir goes on an international tour. Through touring we get to explore other cultures and musical traditions while sharing ours.  But perhaps the most important thing that happens on tour is relationships that develop within the choir.  We learn to not just sing with each other, but for each other.


Stephen Galván has been the Artistic Director and Conductor of ISing Choir since the beginning.  For over 45 years, Steve has directed choirs in the community and in churches.  He graduated from Point Loma University in San Diego and earned his Masters of Music from the University of Portland.  Steve has a long history of working with community arts organizations, including serving as Vice Chair of the Beaverton Arts Commission, Executive Director for Choral Cross-Ties and Trustee for the Beaverton Arts Foundation which was instrumental in bringing to life the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts in Beaverton.



Angela Addington
Gail Dougherty
Vice President
Andrea Thompson
Terri Cook
Stephen Galván
Artistic Director
Dave Shearer
Choir Manager
Sue Pike
Shelley Engle
Cathy Nilsen-Thoma
Ross Simmons
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