Established in 2004, Seattle-based choir Ancora performs music both adventurous and traditional, highlighting the beauty and mystique of women's voices. 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 in the summer.

Ancora is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit. See our mission statement here.


Friday, June 7 at 8:00 pm

Tune in to 98.1 FM for our in-studio performance hosted by Classical KING FM's Sean MacLean.

In Her Own Words: A Legacy of Hope

Saturday, June 15 at 4:00 pm

Green Lake SDA

General $20, Students $5 (online and at the door), Children under 10 free.

(Children 5 and under welcome. We ask that you please use Crying Room as needed, since the performance will be recorded.)

In Her Own Words: A Legacy of Hope is about the voice of women who, through their written and spoken words, have left us visions for a world of peace, equality, and justice. The Myth - a newly commissioned work (with string quartet) by Justin Hansen - is a spiritual biography of Emily Dickinson, whose commitment to “tell all the truth but tell it slant” gave American poetry a unique and modern voice. The diary of a young Dutch girl, Anne Frank, written during the years of Nazi occupation, portrays a psychological progression from fear and despair to strength and hope. The fight for equality and women's rights is energetically depicted in Rise Up, based on the writings and speeches of Susan B. Anthony.

Join the women of Ancora for this salute to women's voices!

Seattle Sings

October 2019

Ancora is keenly anticipating our participation in the Seattle Sings choral arts festival in October 2019. Stay tuned to learn more.