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

Performing a variety of genres from barbershop, to contemporary pop, to classical, to vocal jazz, Sirens of Gotham takes pride in performing all kinds of a cappella music with precision and heartfelt artistry. The ensemble has accomplished much since its establishment in November 2011, but has grown exponentially since February 2013, when Sirens of Gotham became a chartered chapter of Sweet Adelines International (SAI).

Since then, the Sirens have claimed the title of SAI Region 15 Division A Champions three times (first in 2015, again in April 2017, and most recently in May 2018), taken 3rd place in the 2015 New York Harmony Sweepstakes, and this October, made their international competition debut at the Sweet Adelines International Harmony Classic barbershop chorus competition in St. Louis, MO, where they won 1st Place Division A and 1st Place Overall!

In addition to their extensive barbershop experience, they 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

MANAGEMENT TEAM:

  • Samantha Bunting, Team Coordinator

  • Meredith Rich, Communications Coordinator

  • Gabriella Vega, Finance Coordinator

  • Anna Chelak, Marketing Coordinator

  • Elizabeth Culbertson, Membership Coordinator

  • Charlotte Dow, Performance Coordinator

  • Gracie Panousis and Emilia Mahaffey, Co-Fundraising Coordinators

MUSIC TEAM:

  • Mira Taferner, Artistic Director

  • Kari Francis, Associate Artistic Director

  • Stephanie Ofshinsky, Interim Director

  • Anna Chelak, Visual Coordinator

  • Lana Klemeyer, Lead Section Manager, Visual Team Member - Costuming

  • Kiara Contreras, Music Team Secretary

  • Helen O'Rourke, Tenor Section Manager

  • Katherine Veil, Baritone Section Manager

  • Mia Baz, Bass Section Manager

  • Alexis DePersia-Norelli, Visual Team Member - Choreography


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