Annual Winter Concert
December 2 and 3, 2022
The Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus is presenting our 27th Annual Winter Concert on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 at the St. Cecilia Music Center at 7:30 pm.
As a group of 90 women of various ages and backgrounds from around the Grand Rapids area, the GRWC has been collectively exploring ways to heal from hateful rhetoric, attacks on democratic institutions, and challenges to women’s rights across the globe.
We will be singing Joan Szymko’s “Peace of Wild Things” reminding us to seek out natural spaces where one can feel a sense of spiritual belonging and peace. We will be singing about Wind (Voices on the Wind by Sarah Quartel) and Fire (from “Elements”), as well as a song about the “Little Black Fly” that we Michiganders will immediately relate to.
Percussion abounds in “El Cumbanchero” by Rafael Hernandez, as well as beautifully soaring cello lines in “O, Love” by Elaine Hagenberg. As always, you will hear a variety of musical styles including lush contemporary pieces for 4-part women’s voices, folksongs, jazz, and pop.
We hope you will join us for an evening of beauty and inspiration. Doors open at 7:00 pm; concerts begin at 7:30 pm. All concerts are general admission (no tickets required) with donations accepted at the door.
*Covid-19 Policy for GRWC Concerts at St. Cecilia Music Center
• Masks will be required at all times for audience members and volunteers.
• Performers and guest artists may choose not to wear a mask on stage if they follow specific guidelines set forth by the GRWC Board of Directors.
Our GRWC 2022 Winter concerts will take place in the 600+ seat Royce Auditorium at St. Cecilia Music Center, 24 Ransom Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Whether 100 people or 300 people attend a concert, there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out.
The Winter concerts will be about one hour 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 again this year. Weather permitting, we would love to talk to our audience members outside following the concert.
Performance at Fountain Street Church
March 19, 2023
The Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus will be singing at Fountain Street Church at the 11am service in honor of Women’s History Month.
May 19 and 20, 2023
Spring Concert at St. Cecilia’s Royce Auditorium, 7:30p
Sister Singer Choral Festival “We Rock the World” in Cleveland, OH
June 28 – July 2, 2023
More information to be announced….