2016-2017 Season Highlights
Our 20th Anniversary!
See how we're celebrating our 20th Anniversary season and how you can become a part of TCWC history.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Announcing TCWC's 10th Emerging Female Composer Contest Winner: Amanda Weber's Voices of Hope
We are pleased to announce Amanda Weber is the winner of the 10th Mary Bussman Emerging Female Composer Contest! Recognized by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music as a conductor "of exceptional promise and achievement," Amanda Weber is passionate about uniting music, art and community through her work as a conductor, teacher, performer, artist and social activist. TCWC will debut her original composition, Voices of Hope, at Divas & Desserts.
Read more about Amanda and her piece, Voices of Hope (and see her TED Talk!).
2016-2017 Concert Season
We will spend our 20th anniversary season celebrating how far we’ve come, and where we’re heading next. Our November community concerts will feature nonprofit organizations who also affirm women’s and girls’ voices. February’s 20th anniversary concert theme is Retrospective. We'll celebrate our first 20 years of singing, performing, and affirming women’s voices. TCWC alumnae will join us on stage, and we’ll sing some of the choir’s own favorite songs. May’s Divas & Desserts theme is Prospective. We'll present our vision for who we want to be in the next 20 years. For the Thursday May 4th Divas concert, the newest members of our community, the Twin Cities Girls’ Choir, will join TCWC and ENCORE! The Divas & Desserts gala nights on May 5th & 6th will feature cabaret-style seating, live and silent auctions, delicious desserts, and TCWC and ENCORE! See complete season details and purchase tickets here.
2nd Annual Sing-a-Thon on October 15, 2016
Our second Sing-a-Thon is in the books! We had a great day of livestreaming online and raised nearly $15,000 to support us in empowering women's and girls' voices.
Sarah Morris Benefit Concert & 20th Anniversary Season Kickoff
Sarah Morris helped us kick off our 20th anniversary season with a wonderful show in a unique and inviting space. She treated us to her signature sound, and joined us in celebrating 20 years of empowering women's and (and now girls') voices. Thank you, Sarah!
2015-2016 Season Highlights
Our first-ever Sing-a-Thon was a success!
Thanks to your support, we've raised nearly $20,000 in our first-ever Sing-a-Thon fundraiser. That will go a long way to helping us remain financially accessible to all women and girls who want to sing with TCWC and the Twin Cities Girls' Choir. We're excited to do it again!
Sarah Grace Graves Wins 2015 Mary Bussman Emerging Female Composer Contest
The Twin Cities Women's Choir is pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Mary Bussman Emerging Female Composer contest. Sarah Grace Graves, who began her formal composition studies at Rice University in 2014, is already making a name for herself in the music world. TCWC will debut her original composition, chiaroscuro, at its first major concert of the 2015-2016 season: the annual "Illuminations" celebration.
ENCORE! Performance in the Guthrie Theater's Production of The Events
The Events, by Scottish dramatist David Greig, was written as a response to the shooting attack on a youth camp in Norway in 2011 that took 77 lives. It seeks to explore how the community searches for compassion, forgiveness, peace and understanding in the wake of an unspeakable act. The play sets the anguish and pain of a survivor of a mass shooting against the consoling presence of a choir.
A different community choir sang at each performance. ENCORE! sang in the final preview and on opening night. In addition to singing throughout the 90-minute play, ENCORE! presented one of its own arrangements before the shows began.