Founded in June 2011, The Seattle Ladies Choir has brought together over fifty altos and sopranos to sing unique versions of contemporary music in 2, 3, and 4 part harmony. We are a non-audition group and our members come from varying backgrounds, ages, and levels of experience. We share a love for modern music and our repertoire includes songs by Pearl Jam, Queen, Coldplay, Metallica, Imogen Heap, Florence + the Machine, Sara Bareilles, Guns N’ Roses, Bruce Springsteen, Muse, and more.
The Seattle Ladies Choir is made up of 50+ members with varying musical experience, from shower singers to professional musicians. It is a non-audition choir that strives to provide a supportive community for members and to connect through music. The choir votes each season on a repertoire of contemporary, secular music in a wide range including rock, folk, and pop, and aims to perform at a professional level twice per year. The choir is open to all self-identified women, and adheres to practices that are inclusive, safe, and supportive, while embracing an eclectic core.
The Seattle Ladies Choir welcomes a variety of talents, backgrounds, experiences, and personal characteristics, including but not limited to race; sexual orientation; ethnicity; religion; ability; socio-economic background; and geographic origin. We require members to be 21+ years of age. We support causes such as LGBTQIA rights, musical education for girls and women, and empowering diverse communities through music.
Carson | Director
Carson Maguire is a pianist, singer, and director from Eugene, Oregon. After graduating from Oberlin College where she studied Music and Theater and directed a high school choir, Carson moved to Seattle where she joined the Seattle Ladies Choir!
Emily | Accompanist
Emily Cowgill holds a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from Cornish College of the Arts. She plays regularly at Youth Theater Northwest on Mercer Island and is co-music director at Faith United Methodist church in Issaquah.
Steph | Assistant Director
Steph Sola has been a member of SLC since Season 3 (2011). She also directs and performs in a showtunes cabaret/improv group she founded called Let’s All Drink and Do Broadway. A native of Chicago, she moved to Seattle to earn her Masters in Nursing and practices as an Adult and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner when she is not performing in choir or on stage with local theatre groups.
Board of Directors
Allie Sterling | Chair
Teresa Eyler | Vice Chair
Sarah Coyle | Financial Director
Ren Lis | Media Director
Merrick Neville | Community Director
Rachel Wang Martinez
Shelby Ehren Meengs
* denotes Section Leader
Seattle Ladies Choir has been an Associated Program of Shunpike since October 2014. Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success.