About Amabile

The Amabile Choir of Bainbridge Island is a mixed-voice group of 50 singers dedicated to expressing love through choral music in a community choir setting.


Amabile Mission statement

The Amabile Choir seeks to inspire singers and audience members by performing choral music with love and joyful intention, enriching lives through musical excellence.


Amabile Core Values

Quality: It is a core value of the Amabile Choir to promote and present repertoire of the highest musical, artistic and poetic quality.  Furthermore, it is a core value of our institution to reflect the highest level of excellence in every area of our administrative and organizational life.  

Diversity: It is a core value of the Amabile Choir to reflect a wide diversity of cultural experience and expression through our programs.

Accessibility: It is a core value of the Amabile Choir to bring down all barriers to choral enjoyment and performance.  This includes a "no barriers" policy toward membership tuition, concert tickets, and recordings.  No person will ever be denied the benefits of the Amabile Choir based on ability to pay.

Our History

The Amabile Choir of Bainbridge was founded in the summer of 2013 by long time islander and musician, Anne Pell.  The choir was created to be a larger mixed choir group dedicated to expressing love through choral music.

Ms. Pell worked as a full-time private piano instructor on Bainbridge Island for almost 20 years, specializing in jazz, blues, and classical music, composition/arranging classes, theory, and jazz ensembles.  She performed in myriad gig settings including jazz clubs, private parties, local fundraisers, concerts, and private recitals, playing solo piano or with a jazz trio or quartet.  Ms. Pell also worked as a professional accompanist for over 30 years.  She was the accompanist for The Bainbridge Chorale for 14 years.

Ms. Pell is a composer, arranger, and has interpreted music for many years: her original works include choral compositions, liturgical chants and hymns, piano duets, Christmas songs, a flute and piano suite, and various jazz tunes.  Her new arrangement of Bach’s Cello Suite in G, for jazz quartet with viola, debuted in 2009.

Ms. Pell currently resides in Italy where she is continuing her love of music.

In the fall of 2017 Ms. Sylvia Cauter of Kitsap was hired as the Amabile Choir Artistic Director and Conductor. To learn more about Cauter please visit our Director Page.