GSCC Member Organization

Sine Nomine: Renaissance Choir

Mailing Address:
C/O Early Music Seattle, 909 NE 43rd St, #206
Seattle, WA 98105
Electronic Contact:
Artistic Director: Anne E. Lyman, DMA
Founded: 2008
Next Anniversary: 2022–2023 academic year
Ensemble Type: Adult Auditioned Community Choir
(Please contact Pam Silimperi at if you wish to schedule an audition.)
Size: 35 members
Yearly Contributions: $350
($175 per project/ 2-3 prjs. per season (3rd prj. fee may differ)/ some scholarship funds available)
Rehearses: Sundays, 6:30pm during the Academic Year at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, Seattle, WA
(Per project: 7-10 rehearsals/ Sundays 6:30-9:00pm, w/ occasional changes + 1 dress rehearsal)


The Renaissance choir Sine Nomine, directed by Dr. Anne Lyman, is a Community Collegium ensemble, part of the community outreach program of Early Music Seattle (EMS). Founded in 2008 by conductor Gary D. Cannon and singer/manager Pamela Silimperi, Sine Nomine is a mixed-voice chamber choir specializing in the fine performance of early music, including sacred and secular works from all regions. The ensemble’s repertoire ranges from the late Medieval to the Baroque, with special emphasis on Renaissance works of the 15th and 16th centuries. Most of the participants in Sine Nomine also sing in other choruses, ranging from church choirs to semi-professional ensembles.

Sine Nomine: Renaissance Choir. Photo by Ruth Emerson
Sine Nomine: Renaissance Choir. Photo by Ruth Emerson