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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If you were in the crowd last Saturday at our performance alongside Lorelei Ensemble of Boston, chances are you got shivers, and for once this winter, it wasn’t because of a polar vortex.
It was truly an inspirational day of singing. Thanks to Lorelei for being such gracious hosts and sharing both your musical expertise and radiant energy with us. If you haven’t heard Lorelei sing yet, please check out their website for more information—you won’t regret it.
Here are a few recordings of Calliope singing on Saturday. Consider it a preview to our spring concerts. Enjoy!
Stand Together performed by Calliope Women’s Chorus
Hope is the Thing With Feathers performed by Calliope Women’s Chorus
Friends of Calliope now have a way to shop online and support Calliope at the same time! Through AmazonSmile you can do your Amazon shopping (yes, that Amazon) as usual, but by using the address http://smile.amazon.com 0.5 percent of the sale will be donated to the chorus.