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Media Contacts

Jennifer Rice
Rice Public Relations LLC
Phone: 206.285.5175

Matthew Ramswy
Director of Development & Marketing
319 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-5504
Phone: 206.323.0750 x212
Fax: 206.323.9425

Fact Sheet Overview

  • Artistic Director: Dennis Coleman
  • Executive Director: Steven F. Smith
  • Associate Artistic Director: Eric Lane Barnes
  • Small Ensembles: Seattle Men’s Chorus: Captain Smartypants
    Seattle Women’s Chorus: Sensible Shoes
  • Small Ensemble Directors: Captain Smartypants: Eric Lane Barnes
    Sensible Shoes: Dennis Coleman
  • Board of Directors: President, Bob Davidson
    Consists of 18 members elected to 3 year terms by the membership of the Chorus.
  • Membership: 670+ ( SMC: approx 360 singers, SWC: approx 250 singers, 120 volunteers)
  • Annual Budget: $2,700,000+ (48% earned, 52% contributed)
  • Repertoire: classical, jazz, gospel, traditional, Broadway, contemporary and popular
  • Annual Concert Series: 5 concerts ( SMC: 3, SWC: 2 ) / 20+ total performances
  • Annual Concert Attendance: 30,000
  • Seattle Performance Venues: Benaroya Hall, McCaw Hall, Paramount Theatre, St. Mark's Cathedral, Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center
  • Regional Performance Venues: Bremerton’s Admiral Theatre, Everett’s Civic Auditorium, Mount Vernon’s McIntyre Hall, Tacoma’s Pantages Theatre, Olympia’s Washington Center for the Arts
  • Outreach Performances and Special Events: Approximately 30 per year
  • Estimated Cumulative Live Audiences: 2.7 million
  • Compact Discs Released: 15 commercial CDs released since 1991
  • Founded: Seattle Men’s Chorus: September 1979, Seattle Women’s Chorus: 2002
  • Member: Founding member of GALA Choruses; Member of Chorus America, Member of GSBA, Member of Seattle’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
  • Non-profit status: Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization