While musical experts of the world focus on what choir members can do, I would like to focus on what choir members can be. –Russell M. Nelson
Two decades ago sixteen women from around the Twin Cities gathered for a relaxed dinner. By the end of dinner they had exchanged updates on their families, jobs and life. By the end of dessert they had constructed the foundation of a women’s choir. The Twin Cities Women’s Choir, then comprised of 32 singers, sponsored its debut performance on May 31 1998 at Lyndale Congregational Church.
Since that somewhat impromptu beginning the TCWC has grown, now singing in close harmony with the Twin Cities Girls’ Choir. Today the choir features 150 members and a unique sound; TCWC has commissioned over 35 compositions and arrangements for women’s voices and now sponsors a composition contest for emerging female composers.
They have also recorded five CDs and established a small group ensemble known as ENCORE! Their concert schedule includes three major concerts and countless performances at community events.
Currently, the women and girls of both choirs are rehearsing for three early May concerts. Both concerts will be held at the Lake Calhoun Event Center, 3450 Irving Avenue South, Minneapolis.
On Thursday, May 4, the two choirs will join their voices for the “Divas Concert.” Doors open at 6:30 pm for the 7:00 performance. This is a general admission concert; tickets are reserved $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
The TCWC concerts on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, are “Divas & Dessert Gala Fundraiser” concerts, They feature a cabaret environment; seating is reserved. The concert theme is Prospective, an exploration of the choir’s vision for the next two decades. The evening will include silent auctions, desserts and ENCORE!
Tickets are $35 advance, $40 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 for the silent auction, 7:00 for the concert. The concert begins a 7:30. Saturday’s performance will be ASL interpreted.
Twin Cities Women’s Choir http://www.twincitieswomenschoir.org
4631 Harriet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419 612 333 8292 firstname.lastname@example.org
Twin Cities Girls’ Choir http://www.twincitiesgirlschoir.org4631 4631 Harriet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419 612-333-8292.