The Twin Cities Women's Choir is celebrating its 20th Anniversary season!
The 20th Anniversary season begins in November celebrating community, bringing together the Twin Cities Women's Choir, the Twin Cities Girls' Choir, and featured partner She Rock She Rock.
February's 20th Anniversary concert celebrates 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. The official 20th Anniversary concert recording will be for sale later in the year.
At Divas & Desserts in May, we 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, join TCWC and ENCORE! The Divas & Desserts gala nights on May 5th & 6th feature cabaret-style seating, live and silent auctions, delicious desserts, and TCWC and ENCORE!
Alumnae RSVP for 20th Anniversary Concert
Our alumnae sang with us for our February Retrospective concert.
20th Anniversary Concert Celebration Video
Created for our Retrospective concert, with thanks to Sue Harris and MaryAnn Watters.
Honor Your Participation in TCWC with a Donation
Honor your participation in our first 20 years - as a singer, audience member, or a Backup volunteer - and ensure a strong foundation for the next 20 years!
All donors will be recognized. Donations of $200 or more to the 20th Anniversary campaign will be commemorated on the 20th Anniversary banner which we will proudly display at our events in future seasons.
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When's the next Sing-a-Thon?
October 15, 2016
What's a Sing-a-Thon?
Our own participants raise money from their networks. On the day of the event, our own singers and guest artists perform all day long, 30 minutes at a time, to support us in empowering women's and girls' voices. We will broadcast again from RiverRock Studios in Minneapolis.
$1200 sponsors a full season of singing with the Twin Cities Women's Choir for one woman.
$750 sponsors a full season of singing with the Twin Cities Girls' Choir for one girl.
Our First-Ever Sing-a-Thon Was a Success!
Thanks to your support, we 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 next year!
Thanks to our 2015 artists: singer/songwriter Sarah Morris, funk rocker Joe Cole, the University of Minnesota's 7Days A Cappella, classical soloist Krista Palmquist, folk band Clearwater, Abby Drumm & Matt Klausner of Kingfield Porchfest fame, the Twin Cities Girls' Choir, the TCWC and TCGC staff, gypsy folk singer Joia Lewis Turner, duo Candles Enough, foursome Heartfelt, and TCWC's own ENCORE! ensemble.
Erica Mauter donated 2015-11-09 15:22:20 -0600
Use this form to make a one-time contribution (1 installment).
Or, to spread your gift across a season:
- choose up to 12 monthly installments,
- then enter the total dollar amount you wish to give for the whole season
- e.g., if you wish to give $55/month, select 12 installments and enter $660 as your donation amount
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We rely primarily on contributions for support in building community through music. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and are governed by an active board of directors. Your tax-deductible donation enables us to purchase music, commission new works, and make the choir accessible to women of all income levels.
Here are some examples of what your donations enable us to do.
$35 Sponsors 2 sliding-scale concert tickets $100 Rents one night of rehearsal space $250 Provides ASL interpretation for one concert $1200 Sponsors one singer for one full season $1500 Commissions a new arrangement of an existing song $3000 Commissions a brand new song
We are grateful for any and all contributions. While unrestricted gifts provide us with the most flexibility, you may direct your contribution to a designated fund.
Renee Robbins Memorial Fund
Through this fund, the Twin Cities Women’s Choir commissions new works by women and girls to further our mission of singing, performing and affirming the voices of women. Renee Robbins, a member of the choir since 1997, shared her intense love of music and her deep joy of life with us. Renee passed away in 2001.
Sue Fern Memorial Fund
The Sue Fern Memorial Fund has been established in honor and memory of Sue Ann Fern, one of the Founding Mothers of our choir. The fund was established to purchase sheet music. This fund also enables women who can’t contribute financially to join the choir. Sue passed away in 2006.
Mary Bussman Emerging Female Composer Fund
TCWC sponsors an annual choral competition for an emerging female composer in continuation of our mission to affirm the voices of women. Mary Bussman was our founding Artistic Director and currently holds the title of Artistic Director Emerita.Donate
The Twin Cities Women's Choir — as part of its mission to sing, perform, and affirm the voices of women — performs in the community in addition to putting on our own concerts. Would you like the full, rich sound of 100+ women at your event?
Contact us: 612-333-8292 or email@example.com
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.