Dearest Friends of the Federal Way Chorale:


It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of our Artistic Director Laird Thornton. He passed at home  on Monday, February 15, 2021.


Laird was not only a loving husband, father and grandfather, but a teacher, scholar, musician, mentor and friend. He is already greatly missed by so many.


We are respecting Laird’s family’s privacy as they forge their way through this very challenging time. We request that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers to find peace and that God will hold them close in this time of sorrow.


We will keep you updated as new information becomes available.


God speed Laird, you are now “the Music”. Rest in heavenly peace!




Leslie Bradley

FWC Board President

Executive Committee

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