Calliope Womens Chorus

Just Announced: ‘Under One Sky’ —Join us for our 2015 Fall Concert on Nov. 14


“Many notes, many voices, one song.”

~ Composer Joan Szykmo

“Under One Sky,” Calliope’s fall 2015 concert, is a celebration of unity and diversity. In collaboration with Lumina Women’s Ensemble, Calliope presents an evening of music celebrating peace, freedom from oppression, and the hope for unity. Join us at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 in Jeanne D’Arc Auditorium at St Catherine’s University for this collaborative performance.

Purchase your will-call tickets today via PayPal! General admission, $15; Student and seniors, $10.


Come Out for Sip ‘n’ Sing at Summit Oct. 8—Karaoke, Suds, Snacks, and More

Sip 'n' Sing at Summit  Thursday, Oct. 8 Doors at 6:30 p.m., music 7-9 p.m.  Summit Brewing Company Rathskeller 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul

Calliope in the News this Summer!

Want to learn more about Calliope? The chorus has been featured recently in Twin Cities publications. Check out Lavender Magazine and Minnesota Women’s Press for updates about Calliope, the Twin Cities GLBTA choral community and more.

Minnesota Women’s Press
Raising voices for change
ActNow: Calliope Women’s Chorus sings for social justice
by Kathy Magnuson

Lavender Magazine
2015 Summer Queer Music Preview
by Shane Lueck

Thanks to these media outlets for their work in the community and for the opportunity to promote the work of Calliope and our QMC partners!


Photos: An Afternoon at Alexis Bailley Winery

Calliope singers recently performed at Alexis Bailley Winery in Hastings. Thanks to the winery for the invitation and the great afternoon of music on their beautiful property.

Here are some fun shots from the performance. Photo credit goes to Ben Somberg.

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Calliope Performs at Harmony in the Park at Minnehaha Falls

Calliope singers will join the Twin Cities Youth Chorale and members of the National Lutheran Choir for Harmony in the Park 2015 at Minnehaha Park on June 4.

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Bring your picnic blanket and a lawn chair for an evening of choral music that kicks off at 7 p.m.

As the official press release puts it: “These free concerts give Minnesotans and visitors the chance to hear choral music, a treasured part of our state’s culture, in beautiful city-park settings.” Yup. We’re all about that.

Admission is free, and the show goes on rain or shine. The park is a short walk from the 50th Street/Minnehaha Park light rail stop.

Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, manager of Classical MPR’s Choral Works Initiative, will be our talented host for the evening, and we hear he has some fun ideas in store for the audience.

The next Harmony in the Park event is scheduled for June 15 in Duluth’s Leif Erikson Park, and will feature performances by the Twin Ports Choral Project, Lake Superior Youth Chorus, and Echoes of Peace Choir.

A resounding “thank you” goes out to Classical MPR for this exciting invitation to perform.

Harmony in the Park is sponsored by Classical MPR and is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.



MPR will be collecting gently-used musical instruments at both the Minneapolis and Duluth events for Play It Forward, Classical MPR’s used-instrument drive.

You’re Invited: 2015 Spring Fling and Fundraiser on May 17

Buy your tickets online to secure your seat for this fun event! Your generosity will support Calliope’s exciting growth and ongoing commitment to promoting social justice through song. We’ll see you there ;) Spring Fling_Page_1

Announcing: Revolutionary Women—Celebrating the Women Who Change the World

Join us April 18 for a new concert with special guests! We’ll be performing at the beautiful Jeanne D’Arc Auditorium on the St. Catherine University campus. Online ticket sales are now closed for this event. Please purchase your tickets at the door.April 18 Calliope flyer spring 2015 FINAL

Fundraiser: New Century Theatre Productions of ‘Girls Only’ & ‘Happy Days’

Have some fun and help Calliope Women’s Chorus at the same time by attending one of these comedies at the New Century Theatre, 615 Hennepin Avenue, Ste. 145, Minneapolis 612-455-9501.

Go to and click on Events, scroll down to Girls Only or Happy Days and Buy Tickets. Select your date and seats. Type in promotion code: CHORUS. (Very important!) Then choose your ticket delivery system and enter payment information. A portion of each ticket sale using the promotion code will be donated to Calliope. Hope to see you there!


From New Century Theatre:


 Image courtesy of New Century TheatreGirls Only

Runs February 27 through April 19, 2015 - Girls Only is an original comedy that celebrates the honor, truth, humor and silliness of being female. With a two-woman cast and audiences full of raucous, laughing ladies, the show is a unique examination of all things girly. Born out of the earnest and sweetly ridiculous writings the two authors discovered in their girlhood diaries, the Girls Only mix of sketch comedy, improvisation, audience participation, and hilarious songs and videos will remind you that underneath, women all have very funny and very charming feminine similarities. Warning: This show contains feminine subject matter including teenage diaries, breast feeding, tampons, shadow puppets, pantyhose, menstrual cycles, slumber parties, menopause and maxi pads.


 Image courtesy of New Century TheatreHappy Days

Runs April 24 through May 17, 2015 - The New York Daily News wrote “If you like Grease you will love Happy Days. A power house, rock and roll trip down memory lane, Happy Days is not to be missed!” Take a trip back to the 1950s with the Cunninghams and their friends. Happy Days – A New Musical brings one of television’s best loved families to a new generation. When Arnold’s, the town’s number one hangout and malt shop, is in danger of being torn down, Richie, Potsie, Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli and the rest of the gang team up to save it with a dance contest and a TV-worthy wrestling match. In a race against time, can The Fonz save the day? The television series’ original creator Garry Marshall wrote the book and the original Fonzie, Henry Winkler, served as the musical’s creative consultant. Happy Days features 21 songs by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning songwriter Paul Williams, including the series’ iconic theme song.

Universal Dream: Calliope Winter Concert Dec. 5, 2014

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Donate to Calliope on Give to the Max Day 2014 (This Thursday!)

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.

Visit our new site to learn more and donate!