Our fabulous choir director!
Our fabulous choir director!

Choir Director – Joel Yelland

Joel Yelland has been our choir director since 2010, when he moved here to care for his mother who was a member of our congregation.  He has been singing since grade school, studied voice at Central Washington University and has joined the musical communities in his many hometowns during medical training and service in the Navy.

As a practicing physician he has the opportunity and incentive to study voice more intensively, and the many musical offerings in this area enable him to perform with such excellent groups as the Peninsula Singers and Readers Theater Plus.  He also gives recitals of many musical genres and has appeared in musicals at Olympic Theater Arts.  On his off time he picked up percussion and plays with the PA Symphony, the Sequim City Band and the Sequim Community Orchestra.  This is his first time conducting a choir and he is proud of the enthusiasm and musicianship of our singers, who for the most part do not have formal training in music.