About Us

Meridian Ensemble was formed in February 2019 as an auditioned community chamber choir dedicated to producing high quality performances of diverse choral repertoire spanning from the late nineteenth century to modern day. We welcome new members with strong musical skills and choral experience. To schedule audition and for more information please contact the artistic director at YULY@MERIDIANENSEMBLE.NET.

In our winter-spring 2020 program titled ‘Songs of Albion’ we celebrate the music of such giants of British choral repertoire as Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst and Hubert Parry.

Meridian Ensemble meets on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM till 9:00 PM at Magnolia United Church of Christ located at 3555 W McGraw St, Seattle, WA, a short drive north of downtown Seattle.

Yuly Kopkin, the Founding Artistic Director of Meridian Ensemble, is an award-winning choir conductor as well as a collaborative pianist and a singer. Originally from Russia, he has been calling Seattle home for over six years. Conservatory-educated in his birth land, he also holds a degree of Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington on a Fulbright scholarship. Vita in Canto, an internationally acclaimed university choir that Yuly founded in 2003 in his home city of Ekaterinburg, has been a prize winner at prestigious choral festivals, such as Tampere Vocal Music Festival (Finland), Bohuslav Martinu International Choir Competition (Czech Republic), and Eurasia Cantat International Choral Assemblies (Russia). Vita in Canto enjoyed the most enthusiastic reception during their two concert tours of the USA (2013, 2014).

A prolific piano accompanist, Yuly has enjoyed collaborations with many established Puget Sound-area choirs, including, among others, University of Washington Chorale, Seattle Choral Company, Choral Arts Northwest, and Bainbridge Chorale. He currently serves as collaborative pianist at Shoreline Community College and Redmond Chorale.