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  • published 20th Anniversary 2017-01-02 22:22:43 -0600

    20th Anniversary

    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!

    See complete 20th Anniversary season concert details here.

     

    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.

    Take your place in TCWC history with a donation to the 20th Anniversary campaign.


  • published Get Email in About 2016-03-07 12:32:44 -0600

    Get Email

    If you'd like to get periodic emails from us (newsletter, upcoming concerts, open rehearsals, etc.), sign up here. If you'd like to get our season postcard, include your address.

    Sign up

  • published Thank You in Donate 2015-12-22 13:44:30 -0600

  • published Singathon 2015-12-08 21:57:23 -0600

    Singathon

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    When's the next Sing-a-Thon?

    October 15, 2016

     

    Who's performing?

    Our own talent: Twin Cities Girls' Choir, Twin Cities Women's Choir's ENCORE ensemble, and TCWC and TCGC staff.

    Our community's individual talent: Dara Rose on ukulele, Heartfelt, Candles Enough, and karaoke!

    Amazing guest artists: Mia Nelson, the Give Get Sistet, An Luan, Joe Cole

     

    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.

     

    In-Kind Sponsor

    RiverRock Studios

     

    Service Provider

    The Uptake

     

    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.


  • donated 2015-11-09 15:22:20 -0600

    Individual Donation

    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

    Would you like to make a long-term commitment to TCWC? Set up a sustaining donation.

    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

  • published Book in Listen 2015-04-10 21:33:45 -0500

    Book the Twin Cities Women's Choir or ENCORE!

    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 sing@twincitieswomenschoir.org


  • published Home 2015-04-10 20:35:49 -0500

    Twin Cities Women's Choir - Empowering the Voices of Women

    2017-2018 Season

    Stay tuned for the announcement of our 21st season! Sign up for email and follow us on Facebook to make sure you don't miss anything.

     


     

    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.

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    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

    Amanda Weber HeadshotWe 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.

    Read more about Sarah Grace Graves, chiaroscuro, and the Mary Bussman Emerging Female Composer Composition Competition.

     

    ENCORE! Performance in the Guthrie Theater's Production of The Events

    ENCORE!, the small a cappella ensemble of the Twin Cities Women’s Choir, was one of the local choirs to perform in a production of The Events at the Guthrie Theater, on October 1 and 2.

    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.

    See press for ENCORE! and The Events.