a Seattle-based women's chamber choir

About Ancora

“This is not hiding mediocre voices in a large collective. This is is an entire choir of amazingly well trained voices all working together to make sounds impossible to achieve as an individual. It’s a much richer sound than you’re used to hearing with vocals and you’ll be pulled in almost immediately.”


This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Mission Statement

Ancora is a nonprofit educational organization composed of women who endeavor to improve and develop their vocal talents and music education, continue their commitment to musical excellence, build friendships and support among singers, perform outstanding choral music through a challenging program of rehearsals and concerts, and enrich the arts community by sharing exquisite music for women’s voices with the public.

Ancora is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization in the state of Washington.

Board of Directors

Anjali Kumar, Co-President
Lida Turner, Co-President
Mine Starks, Treasurer
Didi Proctor, Librarian
Jessie Burnside Clapp, Secretary
Maryann Overland
Emily Andrews

Current Singing Members

Charlene Balick
Brooke Borcherding
Kathryn Brooks
Victoria Champion
Amanda Dopierala
Stephanie Flores
Sarah Horton
Cara Kirkpatrick
Anjali Kumar
Christine Larsen
Matilda Lindén
Zoë Ness
Josie Nutter
Maryann Overland
Didi Proctor
Molly Purkey
Katy Siron
Lisa Sparacio
Mine Yalçınalp Starks
Christine Tezak
Lida Turner
Gloria Tzuang
Shelley Wallace
Shelley Withee