Calliope Women's Chorus

A nonprofit organization

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$7,500 Goal

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Calliope Women's Chorus is a feminist chorus in the Twin Cities dedicated to promoting social change through song.

 
Calliope Women's Chorus
is currently in its 48th season (2023-2024).  Last year we welcomed more than 25 new singers and a new Associate Director.  We are excited to be growing our community again this year and we look forward to the GALA Festival 2024 in Minneapolis next July!

The GALA Choruses Festival is a once every four years event that gathers LGBTQ+ choruses from all over North America and the world. The Festival is five days of singing, connecting, and creating. It's wall-to-wall concerts, workshops, social events, joy and pride. It's the largest LGBTQ choral event in the world. And in the summer of 2024, after ultimately having to cancel the 2020 Festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is being held in downtown Minneapolis! 

Calliope is a host choir for Festival 2024. We will be performing as a choir and as part of mass choirs throughout the Festival. We are strongly encouraging members to participate and we are committed to supporting those who need financial help to join this extraordinary experience. We will also help host the 6000+ singers and large audiences expected for almost 200 concerts.

 
How can you help us prepare for GALA Festival 2024 and for the future?

 Please consider a donation of any amount to help defray the cost of these chorus expenses:

  • $50 will pay for recording materials that help Calliope support singers with a variety of learning styles.
  • $175 will pay the GALA Festival registration fee for a disabled, youth, or senior assisted chorus member. 
  • $300 covers the annual participation fee for a singer who cannot afford dues, supporting our practice of welcoming all singers regardless of their ability to pay.
  • $700 will allow us to register two more chorus members for Festival 2024 before the price increases at the end of 2023. 
  • $1,350 covers a month's support for our hard-working Artistic Director and Associate Director as we prepare for Festival 2024 and our seasonal concerts.

We have $3500 pledged in matching funds from generous donors. Help us reach our goal and thanks for your support! Your donation makes a difference in the Calliope community.

Our next concert will be on December 9, 2023 at Spirit of Hope UMC. You can purchase concert tickets through our Ticket Tailor site. To learn more about Calliope Women's Chorus and for information about future performances and auditions, visit:  https://calliopewomenschorus.org and https://www.facebook.com/Calliope.Womens.Chorus

For more information about Festival 2024, see GALA Choruses Festival information. You can support GALA Choruses here.  

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Calliope Women's Chorus

Tax id (EIN)

41-1663353

Categories

Arts & Culture

LGBTQ+ Serving

LGBTQ+ Serving

Address

PO Box 4474
St. Paul, MN 55104