Please spread the word! Ancora is currently seeking new members. Auditions are open to women ages 18 & older of all voice parts, though we are currently especially interested in altos. Our spring season will begin in February and runs through June. We presently have two performances scheduled in June (King FM on June 7th and our final concert on June 15th). We rehearse on Thursdays, 7:15-9:30pm, at Trinity Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill, 1200 10th Ave. E, Seattle, WA 98102.
Ancora is a chamber choir of 20-24 treble singers, under the direction of Freddie Coleman. We sing at a high level and dabble in a variety of different genres, including folk songs, world music, spirituals, and jazz, though our main staple is art ("classical") music. Depending on the particular concert/performance, about half of our repertoire tends to be a cappella. Ancora sings with a clear tone, without vibrato.
If you are interested in auditioning, please submit our audition form.
Ancora Presents: From Baltic Shores
Join the members of Ancora in January 2019 to explore choral music from the countries around the Baltic Sea. From Copenhagen to Saint Petersburg, from Stockholm to Riga, we will present current contributions to music written expressly for women’s voices.
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sunday January 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Greenlake Church of Seventh Day Adventists
6350 East Green Lake Way N, Seattle WA 98103
Tickets Online: $16 General, $13 Senior, Students Free
Tickets at Door: $18 General, $15 Senior, Students Free
“Countries that share a common coastline with the Baltic Sea are as different from each other as the lands and histories that extend behind them in numerous directions. But there are similarities, too, which one detects by traveling across the sea that they share. This identity, partly imaginary and partly real, can only be defined by the word Baltic. It is a loose alliance that comes from having the same kind of trees, the same fish, the same weather, the same white summer nights, and the same berries. In the music of the region, we experience a similar range of likenesses and common influences, partly reinforced by political and cultural initiatives, whether Nordic, Baltic, or Scandinavian in name. But in addition to musical style, there is a choral sound which people identify with the region, and which, like much of the repertoire, has its roots in folk singing.”