Calliope Womens Chorus

Calliope to Perform National Anthem at United FC Oct. 18

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 allie.e@mnunitedfc.com 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.

Learn more about the MN United FC here

CalliopeUnitedSoccerOct18

Mark Your Calendars: Calliope Auditions Aug. 26, 2014

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.

Auditions for the 2014-2015 season will be held Tuesday, Aug. 26 between 7-9 p.m. They will be at our regular rehearsal space, Macalester-Plymouth United Church, conveniently located southwest of the intersection of Grand Avenue and Snelling Avenue in St. Paul.

Email board@calliopewomenschorus.org to secure your time slot. Each audition will take about 10 minutes. If you would like to audition but can’t make it Aug. 26, let us know so we can find another time that works for you.
Questions? Email board@calliopewomenschorus.org and a choir member will get back to you with any info you need.

 

Happy Singing!

Calliope Women's Chorus

PHOTOS: Calliope Spring 2014 Performance

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.

Announcing ‘Stand Together’ Spring Concert and Silent Auction

See the event press release for more details and parking mapMay 10 Calliope flyer spring 2014

Calliope to Join in ‘Give Local America Day’—May 6th

Calliope will participate in Give Local America on May 6, 2014.What’s that, you weren’t able to donate to Calliope on Give to the Max Day last fall? Well, we have two exciting opportunities to support Calliope’s mission coming up.

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!”

Donate on GiveMN.org to support Calliope 

Join Us May 10th for ‘Stand Together’ Concert and Silent Auction

Calliope Women's Chorus   Contact: Rebecca Airmet, Secretary                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rebecca.airmet@gmail.com Cell: 651-368-6323

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,

Parking Map for the Lyric

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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Photos from Prospect Park UMC 2014

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!Calliope at Prospect Park - 2014

Announcing ‘Stand Together’ March 2014 Performance

Calliope flyer spring 2014

 

Listen: A Preview of Calliope Spring 2014

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

2/15: Calliope Singers to Workshop, Perform with Lorelei Ensemble

We are privileged to participate with Lorelei Ensemble from Boston in a workshop and performance on Feb. 15. Join us at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Advent Lutheran Church in Maple Grove to hear choirs from around the metro perform (including us!), followed by performances by Lorelei Ensemble and the group as a whole. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students. 
 
Advent Lutheran Church
9475 Jefferson Hwy, Maple Grove, MN 55369
 
So, who are they? An amazing nine-member female professional vocal group that is in Minnesota for a residency at Macalester College, that’s who. 
 
Lorelei describes themselves as:
 
Dedicated to the expansion of repertoire for women’s voices, Lorelei Ensemble works to expose lesser-known early music from the Medieval through Baroque periods, while collaborating with living composers to produce innovative programming that speaks to a wider audience.”
 
In addition to the concert Saturday night you can hear Lorelei Ensemble perform twice more this week:
 
Thursday, Feb. 13, 12 p.m. at Landmark Center in St. Paul (free)
 
Friday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m. at Macalester’s Mairs Concert Hall (free)
 
Please come hear us sing on Saturday and welcome this talented vocal group to the Twin Cities!