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About SilverSounds


SilverSounds Northwest (SSN), under the direction of Paula Hawkins, is a mixed chorus of mostly retired folks from around South King County who believe that “You are never too old to rock and roll!”

Concert Season

This fun loving group will perform two mainstage shows in the 2017-2018 season. The first is ChristmasSounds in Burien, a festive collaboration with all other NWAA choirs sharing a single stage! SilverSounds will also present their annual spring show, The Time of Your Life, at the Highline Performing Arts Center on April 15, 2018, which will feature clever themes and narration, sets, light costuming, choreography, humor and hi-jinks. In addition, several of the SilverSounds members participate in the annual Cabaret fundraiser every February.

Most singers are involved in more than singing, as our shows offer our members the opportunity to entertain audiences with solos, small ensembles, narrating, drama, dance and choreography. This fun-filled group performs regularly around the community.

Other Singing Opportunities

SSN is often invited to perform in the community and enjoys sharing their music with others. Some of our appearances have included the Burien Strawberry Festival, Kent Senior Center/Stafford House fundraiser, Wesley Terrace, Judson Park, Normandy Park Senior Activity Center, Fernwood in the Park, and singing the National Anthem for a Tacoma Rainiers baseball game. We enjoy performing for others and giving back to the community with our entertaining program.


Membership in SilverSounds Northwest is open to any retired individual who wants to participate in a chorus that enjoys singing many genres from the rock ’n roll era. Singers interested in joining SSN should visit our audition page and learn how to set up a time to meet with the conductor, Paula Hawkins.