Invitation to TWC Spring Series 2015
For the upcoming Spring Series, TWC is experimenting with a new format. Instead of having rehearsals aimed towards performance we are operating as a women’s singing circle. Rather than work on a set of songs for performance, we are learning different songs each week with some of the songs carried over to other weeks to learn them more thoroughly and enjoy singing them longer.
The Spring Series is shorter than usual, running from Monday, March 2 thru Monday, April 27, 7-8:30pm in the chapel at St. Mark’s. (See the Schedule page for directions.) The registration fee is $50; it can be paid when you join or in two installments—plus scholarship help is available. First rehearsal for newcomers is FREE.
Please note that there is no Thursday group in the northwest area. Otherwise, the chorus runs as usual with registration, including the usual payment plan option and scholarships available.
We return to rehearsals and performances in the fall.
Please consider joining us to explore many songs, to continue building our women’s singing community and to enjoy singing with women’and girls if you have any in your life that you’d like to bring along. Help us spread the word to your friends and family, workmates and acquaintances.
Please Note: Due to extenuating circumstances this spring, the director may need to cancel a rehearsal on short notice. Please check this website before you come to a session. If there is a cancellation, there will be a banner on this homepage.
!! NEWS FLASH !!
Nov 30, 2014: Karleena Ravenwood, Founder and Director of the TWC, was interviewed by Jim Parisi for the PowerTalk1210 show on SoundCloud. The interview is about 14 minutes.
Oct 20, 2013: Karleena Ravenwood, Founder and Director of the TWC, was interviewed by Fred Ronstadt for the
Fred & Jeff Show that aired on Sunday, October 20, 2013, 11-12pm on radio station KQTH 104.1 FM.
Listen to the interview (mp3: 47 Min, 22MiB).
The interview starts at time 34:16.
Tucson Women's Chorus
Founded in 2002 the Tucson Women's Chorus is an a cappella singing group in Tucson,
AZ, USA. The group sings chants, rounds and songs of cultures and traditions from around the world.
The emphasis of the chorus is on using the natural voice and learning songs the way our ancestors learned them for untold millennia: by singing them.
The chorus includes women who have sung in other choruses as well as a current majority
of women who love to sing and have never before sung in an organized group, or even
considered themselves "singers."
Performing in community settings is optional, though encouraged.
New members are welcome!
All women and girls (when accompanied by a singing adult) are encouraged to join the chorus.
No auditions, sight-reading or experience is required. More. . .
June 2009: Adults who sing are remarkably good citizens. Here are some examples as proof of that:
- Choral participation remains strong in America with 32.5 million adults regularly singing in at least one of 270,000 choruses nationwide.
- Choral singers exhibit higher levels of civic involvement, with choristers almost 3 times more likely to be officers or committee members of local community organizations such as the PTA.
- Seventy-eight percent of choral singers indicated they "at least sometimes" volunteer their time in their community, while only 50% of the general public say the same.
- Seventy-four percent of choral singers agree or strongly agree that singing in a chorus has helped them become better team leaders or team participants in other areas of their lives; nearly two-thirds agree or strongly agree that being in a chorus has helped them socialize better in other areas of their lives.
- Choral singers donate 2.5 times more money to philanthropic organizations than the general public.
- Ninety-six percent of choral singers surveyed who are eligible voters said they vote regularly in national and local elections; only 70% of the general public cites the same level of participation.
- Civic engagement also extends to patronage of other art forms, with choral singers at least 2 times more likely to attend theater, opera, and orchestra performances as well as visit museums and art galleries.