We are shocked and saddened by the tragic news of the death of Kim Stevenson. Since joining the Twin Cities Women's Choir five years ago, Kim has been a bright spot in our community with her talent and her spirit. Many women have remarked how welcome Kim made them feel when they joined the choir. She generously shared her passionate enthusiasm for music, kids, scooters, the Lynx, and the Twin Cities with all of us. We already miss her terribly. We offer our condolences to her friends and family, and we honor her memory with song.
As a member of our community, Kim was a sister to us, so we share "Sister My Sister" in our remembrance of her. Have a listen.
This ENCORE! performance of "Freeway of Love" features Kim at her best, belting out an awesome solo on a fun classic.
We're excited to announce that we raised $5065 on Give to the Max Day!
With our board match, that's $10,065 we have to put towards expanding the library of choral music for women's voices through our commissioning program, and towards ensuring that any woman who wants to sing with us can do so regardless of financial means.
We can't thank you enough – our community of singers, staff, volunteers, friends, family, and fans – for your generous support.
Congratulations to Susanna Payne-Passmore of Havertown, PA on winning the 2013 Mary Bussman Emerging Female Composer Choral Competition with her song, Shine. The world premiere of Shine will be at our annual Illuminations concerts on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
Our 2013 Divas and Desserts concerts May 10th and 11th with Silent Auction and for the first time a Live Auction were a great success. We'd like to thank everyone who attended and supported TCWC with your generous donations and bids. Remember the evening with this short slide show of snapshot memories.
A few years ago the Twin Cities Women's Choir was fortunate to be chosen as part of the Emma 25. Each year Emma donates their email marketing services to 25 non-profit organizations. This was and continues to be an amazing gift for the Choir. Recently we were asked to write a short blurb about what Emma means to the Choir. They will share this information with non-profits considering applying for this donation:
The Twin Cities Women's Choir has a very small staff of 4 part time people. An Executive Director, who is the only Administrative staff and the rest are Artistic staff: Artistic Director, Assistant Artistic Director and Accompanist. Having Emma "join" our staff has transformed our communications with our singers (150), volunteers (105), audiences (3,000) and donors making it fast and efficient. It is easy for volunteers to enter names, emails and addresses into our data base and simple to categorize and sort the names. The Choir has templates to use for both our Newsletters and NewsNotes. Emails are easy to send and we can also print labels from our list if we wish to do a snail mailing. Help from the Emma staff is excellent and responses are very prompt to any request we have had about using Emma. Thank you for choosing us as one of your non-profits. We could not afford to purchase your services and we appreciate all that you do for us.
Emma 25 is now gearing up to to invite another round of nonprofits to apply for the program this season. The announcement about this will go out in November. Please let any other non-profits about Emma and encourage them to apply for this free email marketing service.
Emma helps organizations everywhere communicate & market in style.
Visit Emma online at http://www.myemma.com
The Twin Cities Women's Choir combines the world's passion for music with a passion for transforming lives and building stronger communities.
TCWC Executive Director