Meet our auction chairs

We are thrilled to be this year’s Auction Chairs and would like to officially invite you to our virtual event and thank you for your support of the choruses. Chris has been an active singing member of Seattle Men’s Chorus for eight years and Bill is enjoying his first year on the Board of Directors.

Professionally, Chris is the Director of Pre-Sales Technology Support at Hiya, a growing technology firm in Seattle and Bill is an entrepreneur with a focus on building creative workspaces. Personally, we are known for taking long weekend global trips and, when we are here at home, we enjoy time with our two lovely Havanese dogs, Sidney and Victoria.

The choruses have a very special place in both of our hearts. We believe not only in their mission but in the ever-growing community they curate. Both choruses sing to promote equality, inclusiveness, and social justice not only for LGBTQ+ people and their allies but also for the greater communities that have the pleasure of hearing their voices. Also, when Chris was recovering from a rare case of leukemia, the chorus community was there for the both of us, helping him to beat it and get him back on stage through the power of song, friendship and laughter!

We have been and will continue to be long time supporters of the choruses and, in particular, have enjoyed showing and celebrating our support at these annual auctions. We have enjoyed beautiful eyewear, artwork, entertainment, wine, and travel experiences, including to Bali, all from our purchases at the auction!


Chris Lihosit and Bill Sechter