Give to the Max Day is this Thursday, Nov. 13, and Calliope supporters are invited to join in during this annual “24 hours of giving.”
We have ambitious goals this year, and every donation of any amount helps!
Money received through online donations will be used for important Calliope programming costs, such as purchasing new music and securing a larger venue this year for our performances. We also want to continue to allow singers to participate regardless of economic status as we grow in numbers–we will never turn away a singer based on an inability to pay.
Perhaps most important, funds raised this year will help us plan for meaningful celebrations to recognize our upcoming 40th anniversary. This includes commissioning a piece of music that will inspire singers and audiences for years to come.
This Thursday, we ask you, our supporters, to help us as much as you can on Give to the Max Day so we can reach our goals and continue our work as a feminist chorus dedicated to promoting social change through song.
Join us for Calliope Family & Friends Night at the United FC home soccer match against the New York Cosmos at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18!
Calliope will sing the National Anthem at the National Sports Center in Blaine to open the game. Arrive early so you have time to park, visit the food trucks and get to your seats well before the 7 p.m. start time.
Calliope and the United are offering reduced rate tickets for our family and friends—just $10 for bleacher tickets, and $15 for sideline tickets as available.
Click here to download and print the pdf—>Calliope at United Home Game Oct. 18, 2014.
You can fill out the form, scan and email the pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org OR fill out the form, take a picture and send it to her. Pretty slick, eh? Speaking of slick, the United are ranked 2nd in the NASL standings as of Sept. 28.
Are you a singer in search of a choir to call your own? Calliope offers a tight-knit atmosphere of welcoming, diverse and supportive women with a core of feminism and LGBT pride.
Amazing! That’s how best to describe the overflow crowd that joined us for our spring performance of “Stand Together.” It was a truly special evening. The generosity of the audience at our silent action was also overwhelming. Thanks to all the individuals and local businesses that made the auction possible. Here are some photos from the concert—credit goes to Sherry Gohl for the great pics.
Calliope for the first time will be participating in Give Local America Day on May 6. The logistics will work much like Give to the Max Day, i.e. you can visit our GiveMN.org page to donate as usual, but now it’s a chance to be a part of a donation-driven event in the spring time! The name of the game is supporting local nonprofits working in the communities we know and love. What’s better than that?
The only thing that may come close is, of course, our spring concert and silent auction on May 10, “Stand Together.” Be sure to come early to peruse our amazing selection of silent auction items (it’s really an impressive and creative lineup of gotta-have items) and then let us entertain and inspire you with a concert full of strength, beauty and message of hope.
Calliope is a growing organization, and your support will help us inspire new singers and audiences next year and for years to come. For that, we say (sing) “Thank you!”
Contact: Rebecca Airmet, Secretary
STAND TOGETHER: CALLIOPE WOMEN’S CHORUS SPRING CONCERT
Celebrating Women, Solidarity, and the Beauty of the Earth
SAINT PAUL, MINN., March 19, 2014: Calliope Women’s Chorus will be performing their spring concert, as well as holding their annual silent auction, on Saturday May 10th, 2014, 7:30 pm, at the Lyric Building, 765 North Hampden Ave, St. Paul (corner of University and Hampden, approx. 2270 West University). Director Richard Carrick will lead the singers of Calliope in a full-length program that focuses on music celebrating the beauty of the earth, love won and lost, and hope and empowerment. The music of Calliope is dedicated to freedom, solidarity, and equality among women and the LGBTQ community. The concert is free, but free-will donations are accepted an
d appreciated. All money raised will go toward Calliope’s outreach programs and other expenses. Calliope is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The annual spring silent auction is Calliope’s primary fundraising event. Review and bidding on silent auction items will begin half hour before the concert, at 7:00 pm, and will continue at intermission. This year, the auction features items such as a year of monthly homemade desserts, restaurant and retail gift certificates, luxury gift baskets, and beautiful handmade items. Items will be available for pickup immedi
ately following the concert. Please bring cash or a checkbook. All proceeds go directly to supporting the chorus and its outreach mission. Light refreshments, including chips and salsa, will also be available before the concert and during the intermission. Calliope Women’s Chorus is the second oldest feminist choir in the United States. Founded in 1976 as a group of friends singing together,
Calliope has grown into a performance outreach group that celebrates the voices, power, strength, and diversity of women. Calliope uses music as a catalyst for change, promoting peace, social justice, equality, and freedom. Calliope welcomes new members and encourages all interested women to audition for the chorus for the 2014–2015 season. Auditions will be held May 27th, and again in the fall. For more information about the choir, the spring concert, auditions, and other events, please visit calliopewomenschorus.org. You can also follow Calliope on Facebook and Twitter.
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Calliope sang as part of the Prospect Park United Methodist Church’s music series in March. All proceeds were donated to OutFront Minnesota. Once again, thanks to Prospect Park for inviting us to sing in their beautiful building—we look forward to it every year. Also, thanks to our audience and everyone who stuck around after the show for treats!