Upcoming Events/Tickets

GRWC Spring Concert Day 1
East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center

Friday, May 20, 2022

BUY TICKETS HERE: May 20 Tickets
The Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus is thrilled to present our first Spring Concert in two years* – “Our Bodies, Ourselves”, at the East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center on Friday May 20, and Saturday May 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm.

This season we have been exploring our individual and collective stories that reflect the ways in which our bodies have defined us, limited us, exploited us, and freed us as women, and as people. Stories of our lives as well as stories reflected in our music have been a sometimes painful but enlightening journey. Somehow bringing them into the light or into a song has helped the chorus feel empowered.

The music of Laura Mvula, “She”, portrays a young person’s feeling of desperation and loneliness, but somehow she finds a small seed of hope to keep on going. Steven Smith’s “what I want”, Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful”, and from the Color Purple, “Miss Celie’s Blues”, provide pictures to our stories, as well as encouragement to find our strength. We take respite in the beauty of Norwegian-American composer Ola Gjeilo’s “Tundra’, and with a silly, rhythmic, and very fun traditional Acadian piece about having an altercation with a cow from Canadian composer Jeanette Gallant, complete with spoons accompaniment.

Please join us for much more and an evening of uplifting stories and songs that empower us all towards love and acceptance of ourselves and each other.

Doors open at 7:30 pm; concerts begin at 8:00 pm.

*Covid-19 Policy for GRWC Concerts at East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center
As of April 28, 2022, the Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus will no longer require proof of vaccination to attend our concerts. This said, we sincerely hope that you will only attend if you are fully vaccinated for the health and safety of yourself and others.

Masks for audience members will still be required at all times. Performers and guest artists may choose to not wear a mask on stage if they follow specific guidelines set forth by the GRWC Board of Directors.

Please note that we will continue to monitor COVID-19 rates in Kent County and masking requirements may change. Stay tuned for updates.

The GRWC’s policy is based on a combination of health and safety requirements and guidelines from the CDC, MDHSS, MIOSHA and the Kent County Health Department; current music industry practices; input from artists; and the GRWC’s determination of best practices for presenting live music at this time. This is very similar to policies implemented by the other performing arts organization in Grand Rapids, all theatres on Broadway, and countless other performance venues across the country.

We thank all of our chorus members and patrons who have gracefully abided by our COVID protocols so far this season. It has been a triumphant return to live rehearsals and musical performances. Many thanks to our audiences who took the leap of faith to return to concerts this past December and to our sponsors and donors who stood by us during this uncertain time. What a true testament to the wonderful spirit of our community’s music lovers!

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Kristin Bauer at grwchorus@gmail.com

GRWC Concerts to be held in large 600+ seat East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center
To support social distancing, our GRWC 2022 Spring concerts will take place in the 600+ seat East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center located at 2211 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Whether 100 people or 300 people attend a concert, there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out. All concerts are general admission. Ticket purchase information will be coming soon. Doors open at 7:30 pm; concerts start at 8:00 pm.
The Spring concerts will be about one and a half hours long. In the past we have held a reception following the concert, however, in the interest of safety, we will NOT be having a reception this year. Weather permitting, we would love to talk to our audience members outside following the concert.

GRWC Spring Concert Day 2
East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center

Saturday, May 21, 2022

BUY TICKETS HERE: May 21 Tickets
The Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus is thrilled to present our first Spring Concert in two years* – “Our Bodies, Ourselves”, at the East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center on Friday May 20, and Saturday May 21, 2022 at 8:00 pm.

This season we have been exploring our individual and collective stories that reflect the ways in which our bodies have defined us, limited us, exploited us, and freed us as women, and as people. Stories of our lives as well as stories reflected in our music have been a sometimes painful but enlightening journey. Somehow bringing them into the light or into a song has helped the chorus feel empowered.

The music of Laura Mvula, “She”, portrays a young person’s feeling of desperation and loneliness, but somehow she finds a small seed of hope to keep on going. Steven Smith’s “what I want”, Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful”, and from the Color Purple, “Miss Celie’s Blues”, provide pictures to our stories, as well as encouragement to find our strength. We take respite in the beauty of Norwegian-American composer Ola Gjeilo’s “Tundra’, and with a silly, rhythmic, and very fun traditional Acadian piece about having an altercation with a cow from Canadian composer Jeanette Gallant, complete with spoons accompaniment.

Please join us for much more and an evening of uplifting stories and songs that empower us all towards love and acceptance of ourselves and each other.

Doors open at 7:30 pm; concerts begin at 8:00 pm.

*Covid-19 Policy for GRWC Concerts at East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center
As of April 28, 2022, the Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus will no longer require proof of vaccination to attend our concerts. This said, we sincerely hope that you will only attend if you are fully vaccinated for the health and safety of yourself and others.

Masks for audience members will still be required at all times. Performers and guest artists may choose to not wear a mask on stage if they follow specific guidelines set forth by the GRWC Board of Directors.

Please note that we will continue to monitor COVID-19 rates in Kent County and masking requirements may change. Stay tuned for updates.

The GRWC’s policy is based on a combination of health and safety requirements and guidelines from the CDC, MDHSS, MIOSHA and the Kent County Health Department; current music industry practices; input from artists; and the GRWC’s determination of best practices for presenting live music at this time. This is very similar to policies implemented by the other performing arts organization in Grand Rapids, all theatres on Broadway, and countless other performance venues across the country.

We thank all of our chorus members and patrons who have gracefully abided by our COVID protocols so far this season. It has been a triumphant return to live rehearsals and musical performances. Many thanks to our audiences who took the leap of faith to return to concerts this past December and to our sponsors and donors who stood by us during this uncertain time. What a true testament to the wonderful spirit of our community’s music lovers!

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Kristin Bauer at grwchorus@gmail.com

GRWC Concerts to be held in large 600+ seat East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center
To support social distancing, our GRWC 2022 Spring concerts will take place in the 600+ seat East Grand Rapids Performing Arts Center located at 2211 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Whether 100 people or 300 people attend a concert, there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out. All concerts are general admission. Ticket purchase information will be coming soon. Doors open at 7:30 pm; concerts start at 8:00 pm.
The Spring concerts will be about one and a half hours long. In the past we have held a reception following the concert, however, in the interest of safety, we will NOT be having a reception this year. Weather permitting, we would love to talk to our audience members outside following the concert.