Sirens of Gotham is a Manhattan-based a cappella chorus committed to the highest levels of artistry and musical excellence in competition and performance through dedication to empowering every Siren to realize their potential as a skilled, confident performer. It is our mission as a diverse, inclusive group of individuals and performers to constantly educate, innovate, and raise the bar for women's a cappella as an active chapter of the barbershop music organization Sweet Adelines International and across all genres of vocal entertainment.

Sirens of Gotham is a Manhattan-based a cappella chorus committed to the highest levels of artistry and musical excellence in competition and performance through dedication to empowering every Siren to realize their potential as a skilled, confident performer. It is our mission as a diverse, inclusive group of individuals and performers to constantly educate, innovate, and raise the bar for women's a cappella as an active chapter of the barbershop music organization Sweet Adelines International and across all genres of vocal entertainment.


What We Do

Based in the heart of Manhattan, Sirens of Gotham is a fresh take on women's a cappella. Performing a variety of genres ranging from barbershop to contemporary pop to classical to vocal jazz, the Sirens take pride in performing all kinds of a cappella music with precision and heartfelt artistry.

Sirens of Gotham has accomplished much since its establishment in November of 2011, but has grown exponentially since February 2013, when the ensemble became a chartered chapter of the world's largest music education organization for women Sweet Adelines International (SAI).

Since then, the Sirens have twice claimed the title of SAI Region 15 Division A Champions (first in 2015, and most recently in April 2017), taken 3rd place in the 2015 New York Harmony Sweepstakes, and in 2018, will compete on the international stage for the Sweet Adelines International Harmony Classic barbershop chorus competition in St. Louis, MI. We have appeared on multiple televised broadcasts, starred in a television show, and performed in a variety of world-renowned venues.


Our Core Values

1. Ambition

For Sirens of Gotham, valuing ambition means that we always strive to grow, improve, and achieve. An ambitious Siren is hard-working, prepared, dedicated, and never finished, because they are always searching for ways to elevate their craft and take the chorus to new heights.

2. Authenticity

For Sirens of Gotham, valuing authenticity means that we are never contrived or cookie cutter in performance, management, or the community. We seek to find meaning in our music and endeavor to choose music that inspires and speaks to us. We value open, honest, and transparent perspectives in the chorus, and each member is encouraged to be their own unique self. We celebrate diversity and promote inclusion. We don't apologize for who we are and always represent ourselves truthfully to our audience and our community.

3. Joy

For Sirens of Gotham, valuing joy is about allowing ourselves to be present and passionate in our ambitions--not laborious or intense. We share a deep emotional connection to music: we sing because it makes us happy, we are passionate about music and the role it plays in our lives, we choose to express ourselves artistically because we want to share our stories with others in a way that leaves them changed. We take pride and joy in our work and accomplishments, and this brings us together all the more.


Our Leadership

 

Sirens of Gotham is currently seeking a Music Director! Read more about the application process on our Director Search page.

 

MANAGEMENT TEAM:

  • Samantha Bunting, Team Coordinator
  • Meredith Rich, Communications Coordinator
  • Gabriella Vega, Finance Coordinator
  • Anna Chelak, Marketing Coordinator
  • Shanell Lockhart, Membership Coordinator
  • Helen O'Rourke, Fundraising Coordinator
  • Charlotte Dow, Performance Coordinator

INTERIM MUSIC TEAM:

As we search for a new director, the following members will work to ensure our continued growth during the interim!

  • Stephanie Ofshinsky, Interim Director
  • Erika Ji, Assistant Artistic Director
  • Kiara Contreras, Music Team Secretary

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