Commissioning new works that are then made available to other women’s choruses is part of the mission of the Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus. To date, we have commissioned twelve new works. You can find information about each one below.

Title Composer Arranger Publisher Voicing Performed Accompaniment
Colors Helms, Marjan 2015-16
Dandelion Helms, Marjan SSAA Piano
Eagle Rounding Out the Morning Joan Szymko 2011-12
2012-13, 2015-16
Earthbeat Vandervelde, Janika; Leslie Kohn Vandervelde SSAA 2002-03 drum
I AM Jocelyn Scofield Jocelyn Scofield Jocelyn Scofield SSAA 2023-2024 a cappella
Kiss, The Susan Windle, Andrea Clearfield 2012-13 small ensemble
Long Overdue Andrea Ramsey Andrea Ramsey Andrea Ramsey SSAA 2020-2021
Piano with opt. Djembe
Memorial 1 Barnwell, Ysaye M. SSAA 2004-05 a cappella
Rainsong Helms, Marjan Helms, Marjan SSAA 2000-01
two pianos
Salmon Run Helms, Marjan Helms, Marjan 2007-08
Summer Day, The Larsen, Libby 2010-11
Vivamos Con Esperanza (Let’s Live with Hope) Lisa Young and Matilda Robertson Lisa Young and Ben Robertson SSAA 2018-19 drums