“Seattle Pro Musica spent several years working with a huge database system – a behemoth that required intense training and still wouldn’t pull the reports we needed! We were actively searching for other options when a fortuitous presentation from a representative of United Way introduced us to Sumac. From the beginning, Sumac impressed us with its scalability, affordability, and ease of use. With Sumac, our staff and board members are able to access our data in a clean and clear format – which has helped us to make major improvements in constituent relationship management. We’re thrilled that we joined the Sumac community.”
– Katie Skovholt, Managing Director
Seattle Pro Musica is a critically acclaimed choral organization comprised of four performing ensembles – the 80-voice Seattle Pro Musica choir; Vox, the mixed-voices chamber ensemble; Chroma, the select women’s ensemble; and Orpheon, the select men’s ensemble. Recipient of the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence and the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming, Seattle Pro Musica is ranked by American Record Guide as “among America’s very best choirs.”
Under the baton of Artistic Director and Conductor Karen P. Thomas, Seattle Pro Musica has received international acclaim for its CD recordings and live performances. Choir and Organ magazine writes: “Seattle Pro Musica presents a cappella singing at its best.” Fanfare Record Magazine says: “This is truly an extraordinary choir.” Seattle Pro Musica has appeared on the NPR radio show Saint Paul Sunday, and by invitation for numerous international and national festivals. In 2013 they performed at the National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Conference of Chorus America.
In June 2013 Seattle Pro Musica and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra & Chorale joined forces to co-host the Annual Conference of Chorus America, bringing choral luminaries from all over the country together to celebrate choral music in Seattle. As a highlight of the conference, Seattle Symphony Orchestra & Chorale and Seattle Pro Musica presented Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, in celebration of the Britten centenary.