Rehearsals began on September 12, 2016.
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Note: The Thursday evening Northwest rehearsal group has been discontinued.
Songs and Writers for the 2016 Fall Performance
We thank the following songwriters for their songs that we perform for our 2016 Fall Series.
|Deep Peace||arr. Sara Thomse|
|I Lift My Lamp||words: Emma Lazarus, music: Ted Warmbrand|
|Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming||translation: Theodore Baker, arr. Michael Praetorius|
|O, Chanukah||traditional Yiddish song|
|Sure As the Wind||Terry Dash|
|Open the Circle||Ted Warmbrand|
|Siyahamba||traditional Zulu song|
|Solstice Tribute||word: Dan Barker, music: traditional melody|
|’Tis Winter Now||words: Samuel Longfellow, music: Michael Praetorius|
|We are Sending You Light||Melanie DeMore|
|Why Shouldn’t My Goose||traditional|
|Woman Am I||arr. Karleena Ravenwood|
Song Selections from a Winter 2012 Performance
Song Selections from the Spring 2011 Concert
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May 14, 2011
From Sally Day (Sep 2015)
I thank you, Karleena.
Your directing has made a big difference to me and to my family as well. I have picked up guitar this year and am playing folk songs almost nightly, and often with my daughter singing along with me. I have to say that before joining your chorus, I don't think I would have had the confidence to do that. Please count me in the crowds of people that you have taught to simply slow down, listen and sing. And in doing so, feel immediately better.
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. . .
Why is singing in a chorus important?
The act of singing has a powerful ability to heal and to nurture self-confidence. There are many stories among our members that can attest to this. As one saying goes, “Music is too important to be left to the professionals.” The Tucson Women’s Chorus is proof of this from its inception as a “grassroots chorus” for all women and girls wishing to sing, regardless of experience.
The open-to-all attitude carries over to our concerts since we do not sell tickets, asking only for donations at the door. No one is turned away.
2016-08-04: Karleena Ravenwood passed away peacefully on Monday, August 1, 2016. Becky Wilson has composed a tribute to Karleena. Read it here.
Obituary for Karleena Ravenwood