Calliope Women’s Chorus is a part of Give to the Max Day 2013!
If you’re not familiar with Give to the Max Day, it’s time to brush up on your “Awesome Day of Giving Extravaganza” facts. This year, Nov. 14 will again connect the generosity of thousands of Minnesotans with worthy nonprofits through a day of online giving.
Calliope singers will be raising money to purchase new music, to help our members participate in the Sister Singers Network National Women’s Choral Festival this summer, and to support our programming!
Here’s how to participate:
Step 1) Check out givemn.org today to set up your account (easy) and find your favorite nonprofits participating in Give to the Max Day on Nov. 14.
Step 2) Mark your calendars for Nov. 14 and support Calliope when you sign in to give—or, schedule your donation now!
Step 3) Check out our NEW thank-you video, available only to donors!
That’s it! You’ve just become a part of Minnesota’s biggest day of online giving and helped us with our mission. That warm, fuzzy feeling you have right now? That’s Step 4. That’s our favorite part too. THANK YOU!
Saturday, Oct. 19
Did you know we’re singing the National Anthem at the Minnesota United FC match Saturday, Oct. 19??
Buy your ticket to this soccer match against the Carolina Railhawks from a Calliope member, and a portion of the ticket price will benefit our programming, AND you’ll get a discount.
We’ll be debuting a new arrangement!
The stadium is easy to find, located at 1700 105th Ave NE, Blaine (off of Central).
Please print out the form below and hand off to a chorus member by Friday, or call your favorite singer and provide your payment information.
Download the Mn United FC Oct. 19 order form here
Calliope t-shirts await new members at rehearsal in early September.
It’s a new season, and the Calliope lineup has grown! Fall tryouts were a great success, and more than a dozen new singers have decided to sing with us.
We are so excited to welcome new voices and fresh perspectives to our “co-op”!
Calliope’s Sept. 19 rehearsal was both the first potluck of the season (yum!) and the annual business meeting.
Four vacant positions on the board allowed several new members to take on leadership roles, and a returning singer who has previously not served on the board was nominated and elected to vice president.
In addition to board elections, the chorus discussed committee assignments. New members are stepping up to serve on committees and improve our community outreach and internal communications. Look for exciting things to come of this new influx of energy soon!
Board for 2013-2014 season:
President: Bebe Magee
Vice-president: Delissa DeShaw
Secretary: Rebecca Airmet
Treasurer: Barbara Beltrand
At-large: Monica Castaldi
At-large: Danielle Cabot
At-large: Jen Wanczycki
At-large: Amy Kelley
All chorus members are welcome to attend board meetings, which typically occur once a month on a Sunday.
Calliope’s two spring concerts with our new conductor Richard Carrick were a resounding success! From the wonderful faces in the audience to the wonderful guest performers on stage, we were privileged to have the opportunity, and think we sounded pretty darn good to-boot.
A collection of photos from Calliope’s awesome volunteer photographer, Tracy Ringger, have been posted below!
In addition, photographer Sophia Hantzes from Lavendar Magazine attended our matinee at Macalester Plymouth United Methodist Church on the Macalester College campus (where we practice.) You can view Hantzes’ photographs on the Lavendar website.