About Sheila

Sheila Bristow is a church musician, composer, and collaborative keyboardist in Tacoma, Washington. She serves as Music Director & Organist for St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and keyboardist for Harmonia Chorus & Orchestra.

Contact: sheilagailbristow@gmail.com

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Sat, June 15: Vashon Opera Gala (pianist)                                                                                              Sun, June 16: Vespers, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church (director)


Pacific Lutheran University - Summer Opera Workshop (masterclass accompanist)                     Seattle Baroque Flute Summer Workshop (coach, continuo)                                                            Sun, July 28: Bach and the Natural World, Tacoma Bach Festival (chorister)


Artist Residency - Sou'wester Lodge                                                                                                   August 4, 11, 18: Women's Compline - Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral (chorister)

Recent Compositions

Winter Solstice, choir, clarinet, harp, and vibraphone (premiered March 2024, Harmonia Chorus)

Preces & Responses (service music for choral evensong)

Waltz, solo guitar (premiered Nov 2022, Classical Tuesdays in Old Town Tacoma)

I Arise, SSATBB choir (CD release on PARMA, September 2022)

When Music Sounds, orchestra & chorus (premiered August 2021, Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers)

I Wonder as I Wander, arr. for soprano & viola (premiered December 2020, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer)

Jubilate Deo, treble choir & organ (premiered November 2020, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer)

Click here for a catalog with scores and recordings.