Concerts and Events

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Past events: 

The Bonds Between Us

Spring 2017 concert

6:30 p.m. May 20

Hoversten Chapel at Augsburg College

625 22nd Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55454

Join Calliope Women’s Chorus for our Spring 2017 concert, “The Bonds Between Us,” sponsored by Augsburg College LGBTQIA Student Services. This concert will feature ComMUSICation Choir, an organization with a mission to empower youth with lifelong skills through music, service, and community. Don’t miss this exciting musical collaboration! Purchase tickets online now for a $2 discount!

Sip ‘n’ Sing at Summit
6:30 p.m. , Oct. 5
Summit Brewery Rathskeller
910 Montreal Circle, Saint Paul

Come Out to Sip ‘n Sing at Summit on Oct. 5–last year was such a kick we’re doing it again! $20 entry, $2 pints once you’re inside, plus karaoke, raffles, and free snacks await you. Hungry for more? The Soup Coupe food truck will be on site. Spread the word and get ready to have some fun!

Winter Concert 2016 
7 p.m. Dec. 17, 2016
Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University

Save the date for our winter concert! Let this season’s choral themes lift you up in what can be a stressful and distracting time of year.

Wine, Women & Song Fundraiser and Silent Auction
Afternoon, Feb. 25, 2017
St. Frances Cabrini Church Community Room

Calliope’s Wine, Women & Song fundraiser returns to bring some Mardi Gras splendor into the mix. Save the date for food, beverages, music, and our famous silent auction.

July 1-6, 2016

GALA Festival 2016 performances: Blockbuster Concert, Women’s Voices Rising, Ensemble Concert
Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver, Colorado

The GALA organization brings LGBTA choruses together every four years for a chance to learn, network, and of course, perform for our choral friends from across the nation.Thanks to everyone who made these performances such a rewarding experience.

Saturday, June 25, 2016
GALA Preview at Gethsemane Episcopal Church

We performed a variation of our spring concert, “How Can I Keep from Singing?” with a set to be performed by singers traveling to GALA this July.

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Twin Cities Pride Festival Performance

A performance of pure sunshine! In addition to welcoming visitors to our booth at Pride, Calliope singers shared some highlights in song for Pride-goers.

Sunday, June 5, 2016
Macalester-Plymouth United Methodist Church Service

We sing thank-you to Mac-Plymouth for use of the sanctuary for Calliope rehearsals by offering up songs at a service each year. Thank you!

Sunday, June 5, 2016
Queer Music Consortium Concert at Como Dockside

Calliope, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, Freedom Band, OneVoice, Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra gather for this annual event at the Como Park Pavillion for food and music.


Saturday, May 14, 2016
“Leap of Faith” lobby entertainment at New Century Theatre

Calliope entertained attendees in the lobby prior to “Leap of Faith” with a few tunes prior to the performance.


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Prospect Park United Methodist Church Music Series

We’ll be returning to PPUMC this spring for an intimate performance open to the public. Join us for a preview of our spring concert! Admission is free but donations are welcome.


 Sunday, April, 17 2016

“How Can We Keep From Singing?” 40th Anniversary Concert

Sundin Hall, Hamline University

Calliope is celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2016, and this concert will be a celebration of the organization’s past, present, and future. You can expect lots of special guests, past commissioned works, and the world premiere of a new piece of music by local composer Linda Kachelmeier.


Sunday, Feb. 13 2016

Wine, Women, and Song Sweetheart Fundraiser

St. Frances Cabrini Church, Minneapolis

Calliope revived a tradition and hosted a Valentine fundraiser! This afternoon of fun featured our famous silent auction, musical guests ENCORE of the Twin Cities Women’s Chorus, featured wines from St. Paul’s Premiere Wine Shop Thomas Brothers’ Liquors,sparkling fruit juices, Cameron Coffee special Calliope blend (yes!), chance drawings and more. Thanks to our donors and volunteers for supporting us with your energy and generosity.


Various, Dec. 2016

Outreach Events

Calliope singers performed at private outreach events in December at Harriet Tubman Center and PRIDE Institute. Thanks to these organizations for their important work in the community and for the opportunity to sing!


Saturday, Nov. 14 2015

“Under One Sky” Fall Concert with Lumina

St. Catherine University Jeanne D’Arc Auditorium

Calliope’s winter 2015 concert at was performed in collaboration with singers from Lumina Women’s Ensemble. Thank you to everyone who made this performance an uplifting success!


Thursday, Oct. 8 2015

Sip ‘n’ Sing at Summit

Summit Brewing Company Rathskeller

Sip ‘n’ Sing at Summit Brewing Company was a fall fundraiser offering karaoke, Summit drafts, free snacks, drawings, and more! Money raised will be used to help singers attend the 2016 GALA Festival in Denver.


Alexis Bailley Winery

Thursday, July 11  

Hastings, MN

Calliope joined other performers for an afternoon of music at the vineyard!


Classical MPR’s Harmony in the Park

Thursday, June 4 , 7-8:30 p.m.

Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis

Classical MPR has invited Calliope to perform at the second annual Harmony in the Park alongside Twin Cities Youth Chorale and members of the National Lutheran Choir. Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket! Harmony in the Park is made possible in part by the Minnesota Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


East Central Minnesota Pride Picnic performance

Afternoon of June 7

Pine City, MN

Calliope singers performed at their Pride Picnic in Pine City, followed by a visit to a local senior living facility.


Sunday, May 17 2 p.m. 

Spring Fling Cabaret Fundraiser 

Calliope put on an afternoon of fun and casual performances, as well as our famous silent auction! Treats, wine and more made this event at St Frances Cabrini Church in Minneapolis a SUCCESS. Thanks to all for your donations and financial support.


Saturday, April 25, 2015

Northern Voice Festival performance

We performed at the Landmark Center as part of this new event gathering choruses from across the state. Thank you to Northern Voice organizers for putting on such a great festival of song!


April 18, 2015

Revolutionary Women—Celebrating Women Who Change the World

Our 2015 spring concert featured special musical guests Clara Osowski and Jessica Schroeder! The program was dedicated to women who have shaped our present as well as the women who are making revolutionary change each day to brighten our futures across the globe.


April 11, 2015

Prospect Park United Methodist Church Music Series

Performing at Prospect Park has become a tradition. Join us for a preview of our spring concert! Money raised will be donated to Families Moving Forward. Cost: Donations welcome


Monday April 13, 2015

League of Women Voters Immigration Forum

We’ll be performing at the Landmark Center Cortile as part of this important event.


Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 

‘Universal Dream’ Winter Concert 

We performed our winter concert at Augsburg College Sateren Auditorium. It was an evening of song centered on the themes of immigration, dignity, home and hope.


Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Give to the Max Day

Calliope supporters are invited to join in during this annual 24 hours of giving. Visit the new site to learn more and to donate year round.


Saturday, Oct. 19, 2014

National Anthem at the Minnesota United FC  match

This was the first performance of the 2014-2015 season! Several of our newest members participated in singing the National Anthem to kick off the game, then we joined the United fans in the crowd. Thanks to the MN United FC for having us back.


Monday, June 2, 2014

Annual QMC Como Park Performance

Calliope will join One Voice Mixed Chorus, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, Minnesota Freedom Band, and the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra in this annual gathering.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Macalester-Plymouth United Church Service

Calliope sings annually at a summer worship service in the same sanctuary where we hold rehearsal every week. This is a small way we can give thanks to Macalester-Plymouth for use of their space.


Saturday, May 10

‘Stand Together’ Spring Concert and silent auction

Our full 2014 spring concert and silent auction was a maximum capacity night of inspiration and community.


Thursday, March 6

International Women’s Day Celebration at Metro State University

Thanks to Metro State for inviting us to be a part of this important day. 


Saturday, March 8

‘Stand Together’ Prospect Park United Methodist Church

Proceeds from this concert were donated to OutFront Minnesota.


Tuesday, Dec. 17

Caroling at  Spirit on Lake

Need we say more?


Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Give to the Max Day

Calliope supporters are invited to join in during this annual 24 hours of online giving.


Wednesday, Oct. 30

Grand Opening of Spirit on Lake

“Capture the spirit of living out … a setting where the GLBT Elder Community can feel fully welcome and secure.” Calliope was delighted to sing at the grand opening celebration of this  new space in the Twin Cities.


Saturday, Oct. 19

National Anthem at the Minnesota United FC  match

We debuted a new arrangement of the National Anthem to kick off the game. It was unforgiving weather, but a great experience all the same. Thanks to the MN United FC for having us.


Monday, June 3, 2013

Annual QMC Como Park Performance

Our final performance of the 2012-2013 season, Calliope sang with  One Voice Mixed Chorus, Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, Minnesota Freedom Band, and the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra in this annual gathering.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Performance at St. Anthony Park Home

Calliope performed an encore of our spring performance for a wonderful audience in a beautiful space.


 Saturday, May 4 , 2013

Morrill Hall Rachel Tilsen Social Justice Fund Annual Gala Event

TCF Stadium Club Room

We were invited back to this event in 2013 to perform for an audience of social justice advocates in the Twin Cities.


Sunday, April 14, 2013

I Dream a World …

Macalester-Plymouth United Church

Our annual matinee and silent auction to benefit our programming! Thank you to all our guests on a successful auction!


Saturday, April 13 , 2013

I Dream a World …

Prospect Park United Methodist Church

We will be performing our 2012-2013 concert as part of the Prospect Park United Methodist Church music series. Proceeds will benefit refugee services of the Minnesota Council of Churches.


Saturday, March 16 , 2013

Carol Lowe’s Art Show

Richfield Community Center

Calliope added our voices to Lowe’s art exhibit in a fun “flash mob” performance.


Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

Give to the Max Day

Calliope supporters are invited to join in during this annual 24 hours of giving. Visit to learn more or to donate. Donations are accepted year-round through


Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

Family Place Progressive Salad Bar

The Family Place provides services to families without homes. Guests learned more about their programming and how to help their mission.

RSVP by Oct. 15:


Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

Call to Action at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

We were invited to sing at Gloria Dei in a call to action against the proposed definition of marriage amendment.


Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012

Saturday night music series at Ginkgo Coffeehouse 

Ginkgo Coffeehouse

We performed as part of the Saturday night music series at Ginkgo Coffeehouse! It was an evening full of our favorite songs as well as delicious coffeehouse food and beverages.


 Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012

Marriage Equality Open House

Macalester-Plymouth United Methodist Church

Calliope singers raised their voices in song against passage of the proposed definition of marriage amendment. All proceeds benefited Minnesotans United for All Families.


July 7-11, 2012

GALA Festival 2012 in Denver

Downtown Denver, CO

Calliope singers joined hundreds of  choirs and ensembles from around the world for performances, workshops and inspiration as part of the  GLBT choral movement.


June 4, 2012

Queer Music Consortium Concert

Como Park Pavilion

Calliope joins singers from across the metro for this annual choral celebration.


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Morrill Hall Rachel Tilsen Social Justice Fund Gala

University Hotel

This gala recognizes the work of Rachel Tilsen and the University of Minnesota African-American & African Studies Department. Learn more by watching this video produced by the Minnesota Historical Society at