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  …

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…

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…

Calliope at Pride 2013!

Twin Cities Pride Festival weekend in June was particularly celebratory in the Twin Cities following passage of marriage equality¬†by the state Legislature¬†just a few months prior‚ÄĒand the beautiful weather didn’t hurt. Over at Calliope’s booth, we met with potential singers and mingled with our neighboring ¬†performance organizations‚ÄĒMinnesota Freedom Band, the Minnesota Philharmonic, and One Voice…

Maren Remembers ‘Beautiful Transitions’

Maren L. Amdal was Calliope’s director for nearly seven years prior to her move to the West Coast in summer 2012. She recalls many beautiful transitions during her tenure with the Chorus. Here, she shares some of those memories. “In the beginning, I was met by a small, eager but nervous group of women who…

OutFront MN Conference and ‘Messiah’

Here’s a report from one of our newest singers, DeLissa, about a busy weekend of singing and networking in the social justice community.   “Jeanne and I attended the OutFront Minnesota Equality and Justice Summit representing Calliope on Saturday, Dec. 1.¬†The day-long conference included breakfast, lunch and a celebration party at the end for volunteers….