Established in 2004, Seattle-based women’s choir Ancora performs music both adventurous and traditional, highlighting the beauty and mystique of the female voice. With two recordings available, Ancora has an active concert season, performing throughout the Seattle region with a minimum of two full concerts per year. Other performances have included Northwest Folklife, the Leavenworth tree lighting, and the popular Figgy Pudding caroling competition, which the choir has won twice. Auditions are held twice a year.
Ancora is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit. See our mission statement here.
Ancora presents “I Will Arise…”
From earthy to ethereal, Ancora celebrates the music of the British Isles in their first presentation under new Artistic Director Aimee Mell. Enjoy the music of Holst, Vaughan Wiliams, Stanford, Daley, Szymko, Whitacre and more. The program presents traditional renditions of “waulking” songs, ballads, reels, and favorites such as Scarborough Fair, as well as more contemporary settings of texts by St. Patrick, W.B. Yeats and James Joyce.