The Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus is dedicated to singing music that celebrates and honors the diversity of women’s lives. Drawing on music from many cultures, the Chorus strives to educate and inspire its community to promote justice, peace, and equality.
GRWC is a diverse, volunteer group of fun-loving women who are passionately devoted to musical excellence and using the power of music to delight, to uplift, and to advance the cause of social justice. The chorus is widely recognized for its electrifying performances, musical diversity, and professional presentation. The chorus is valued for its connections to community groups and the opportunities it provides for women of varying skill levels to develop their musical capabilities. Two major concerts are presented annually in addition to appearances in a variety of community events and venues. Members of the chorus are inspired and energized by their collective musical experience and the camaraderie and supportive environment they create for each other.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The GRWC seeks to advance our mission by embracing diversity and inclusion, in our membership and in our audience, in race, ethnicity, color, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion or creed, national origin, and also in cultural background, life experience, thoughts, and ideas. We see diversity as an enhancement to our passion and purpose that empowers us and makes us more able to contribute to making a difference in the world through song and action.
GRWC is committed to partnering with community organizations to raise awareness and support the arts. Since 2013, we have donated a percentage of our annual spring concert proceeds to non-profit organizations including Girls, Inc., Grandville Ave. Arts and Humanities, Justice for Our Neighbors, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the MI Human Trafficking Task Force, HQ and Girls Rock!. Our singers actively look for opportunities to give back to our community in musical and other ways. GRWC also collaborates with arts groups to produce occasional concerts and educational workshops, and with other choruses to perform as part of community celebrations.
Interested in a partnership venture? View our guidelines for selecting partner organizations then contact Artistic Director Lori Tennenhouse to discuss possibilities.