It’s the largest community chorus in North America. And it was born here, in Seattle, in 1979. It’s the state of Washington’s largest and most influential choral organization and ranks third among the state’s music organizations in terms of budget, audience exposure, and ensemble size.
With over 300 singing members, the Seattle Men’s Chorus, founded in 1979, is now the world’s largest gay chorus. The Seattle Women’s Chorus, founded in 2002, has quickly grown to over 200 singers. Combined, the choruses are larger than the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Presenting a five-concert series each season, they mostly use Benaroya Hall, McCaw Hall, Playhouse at the Seattle Center and Saint Mark’s Cathedral, though they have traveled the world.
They’ve also collaborated with some of the nation’s finest artists including Diane Schuur, Michael Feinstein, Bobby McFerrin, Natalie Cole, and Dr. Maya Angelou. The performances are full-scale productions that expand the possibilities of what choral performance can be. Recent productions include “Dancing Queen,” “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” and “Hallows in the Cathedral.”
With Dennis Coleman as artistic director of Flying House Productions, their performances continue to entertain and inspire with this mission, to “entertain, enlighten, unify and heal our audience and members, using the power of words and music to recognize the value of gay and straight people and their relationships.”
For more information about the organization, its season and its programs, please visit www.flyinghouse.org.