Tucson Women's Chorus was founded by Karleena Ravenwood in 2002 to help women “find their voice” in song. Her vision was to create a chorus that was musically, financially, and physically accessible to all women. Karleena directed the chorus until October 2015, when she had to withdraw due to her health, but she continued to work behind the scenes until shortly before her death in August 2016. Her vision and passion shaped TWC into the chorus it is today and continue to influence its present and future.
After Karleena's passing, something about the steering committee and chorus members wrestling with whether or not chorus should continue, until they decided in the spring of 2017 that they wanted it to keep going.
Steering committee starts the work of creating board and organization
First annual meeting in May 2018 (?) with first board. Filed for 501c3, etc.
Long journey, many thanks to all those who made it possible. looking forward to the next 20 years!