For the Media


Media Contacts

Jennifer Rice
PR Manager
Rice Public Relations LLC
Phone: 206.285.5175
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Matthew Ramsey
Director of Development & Marketing
319 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-5504
Phone: 206.323.0750 x212
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Fact Sheet Overview

  • Artistic Director: Dennis Coleman
  • Executive Director: Steven F. Smith
  • Associate Artistic Director: Eric Lane Barnes
  • Small Ensembles: Captain Smartypants (SMC), Sensible Shoes (SWC)
  • Small Ensemble Directors: Eric Lane Barnes
  • Board of Directors: President, Bob Davidson
    Consists of 18 members elected to 3 year terms by the membership of the Chorus.
  • Membership: 600+ ( SMC: approx 365 singers, SWC: approx 240 singers)
  • Annual Budget: $3,100,000+ (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, Saint 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, Renton's IKEA Performing Arts Center
  • Outreach Performances and Special Events: Approximately 30 per year
  • Estimated Cumulative Live Audiences: 2.7 million
  • 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 Greater Seattle Choral Consortium
  • Non-profit status: Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization