Our Story

Illumni Men's Chorale is one of Seattle's newest men's choral ensembles.  

 

Founded in November 2009, Illumni can be best described as a bunch of guys who just like to sing! Our membership is made up of everything from serious choral hobbyists to full-time, professional musicians. The group also includes several instrumentalists, teachers, and church musicians. Ages in the group range from 19 to 88, and we are open to all who wish to audition. 

 

Engaging our audience is very important to us. We do this by performing innovative concerts and asking our audience to become a part of them. We constantly pursue new songs and arrangments and present some of the most beautiful classical music ever written. At the same time, we are never afraid to bust out a classical arrangement of some Britney Spears or sing like the "Chimpmunks" in the "Christmas Song" if it helps bring our audience along for the ride!

 

The men of Illumni are dedicated to our community and have consistently offered programs to help members of our community who may not otherwise be exposed to this type of music the chance to see our concerts. These programs have included free tickets for low income families and for members of our armed services and their families.

 

Where are the ladies? We get asked this question a lot. Although Illumni is a men's choral ensemble, we have made a consistent effort to engage female artists for our concerts. Guests Artists have included: Soprano Jennifer Ceresa of Seattle Opera & the Seattle Choral Company, Soprano Marlette Buchanan, Cora Rueter Foster of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Harpist Tealah Hill of the Tacoma Symphony, Melanie Harris—our first Associate Conductor, Ancora, Jet Cities Chorus, and the award winning local LiveWire Quartet! We thank these talented ladies for being part of our shows.

 

Well, that's about it for "who we are." If you have any questions, please let us know! If you'd like to support Illumni and what we do, you can visit the Support link on the left hand side of our web page.   We love to hear from our fans, so please add us on Facebook or Twitter, and say hi!

 

Thank you,

 

The Men of Illumni 

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