WHO ARE WE?

Our Mission

 

We are committed to celebrating all women’s voices in a vibrant, intentionally welcoming singing community.  We cherish the opportunity to get to know one another and to feel a sense of togetherness. At the same time, we look for opportunities to sing with other women outside our group.   We do not hold auditions, nor do we ask that singers be able to sight read music. But we take delight in the chance to learn new songs together, to improve as musicians bit by bit, to rehearse, practice, perform, and have fun!
 

For each series, our Artistic Director identifies an idea or theme, and selects relevant songs from a wide world of human experience, musical traditions, histories, communities, and styles. The selections help us to grow musically, and also may challenge us to consider our understandings of the theme in new light and from the vantage point of women whose stories we have not previously known. We especially value this opportunity. We sometimes sing the songs of women whose languages and lives are quite different from our own, and we strive to do so in a way that honors and respects the knowledge, experiences, language, and stories of the humans who have created and sung these songs as their own.