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WomenSing establishes “Sing4Life” program at Cancer Support Community !!

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The Marimba Lumina, By Julie Skeen

The Marimba Lumina was designed by the late Don Buchla, a physicist and musical instrument designer, with Joel Davel, WomenSing guest percussionist assisting as a technician during its development. The Marimba Lumina can be particularly useful for concerts requiring large numbers of percussion instruments, as it allows one person to create the sounds of several instruments during a piece. The different percussion sounds are assigned to specific octaves of the Marimba Lumina. Additionally, the mallets can be assigned their own percussion sounds.

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Thanksgiving Special Opportunity

For every ticket that is purchased before this weekend, one of our anonymous donors will give $2 to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.


If you plan to attend Beginning with a Bang, please consider buying your tickets right now, so we can maximize this generous donation and make a true impact!


Click HERE to purchase tickets

Season Passes available for a discount available HERE

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Gala Spotlight No. 3: What Happens When You Support WomenSing?


*  Audiences attend beautiful concerts, thoughtfully performed.


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Gala Spotlight No. 2: What treasure will you find?

Treasures Await!

What treasures will YOU find at WomenSing's Gala this year?

Looking for tickets to a concert or the theater? A fabulous gift basket full of your favorite things? The perfect bottle of wine? You will find them all at WomenSing's 2017 Gala, Aloha, A Warm Welcome - and much, much more. Thinking about getting a jump on your Christmas shopping, or pampering yourself? Longing for a weekend getaway? You won't want to miss this event.

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Gala Spotlight No. 1: Interview with Carol Gilliland, Executive Chef at A Loveable Feast

Get to know Carol Gilliland and her team at A Loveable Feast, who will be providing the scrumptious fare for WomenSing's gala on October 1st.

WS:  How did you get into catering?  

CG:  I have no formal cooking background and was raised by a mother who was a horrible cook so I didn't learn anything from her, except how to burn things like toast and cookies ;)  

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A Message from Ofer

Devoted friends of WomenSing!

More and more I am learning what an ardent group of supporters you are. It is a joyous moment for me as I join you, who know and appreciate the power of choral music, of live performance and of community.

When I first heard WomenSing in performance, I was moved to feel the music radiating from each and every singer. It is rare to sense such collective dedication, love, and zeal in an ensemble this large. I'm excited to lead such a vibrant group-diverse spirits and characters, unified in sonority.

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Meet Ofer dal Lal, WomenSing's New Artistic Director!

Dear Friends and Family of WomenSing,

We have some exciting news to share with you! After reviewing 25 resumes, viewing countless video examples of conducting and concerts from the candidates, and many, many discussions, it is with great enthusiasm that the Artistic Director search committee and the WomenSing Board of Directors have unanimously chosen to name Ofer dal Lal as our new Artistic Director. 

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Experience the magic and joy of singing in a community of talented and dedicated women!

WomenSing is seeking experienced and skilled choral singers. Auditions are held by appointment throughout the year and we would love to hear from you!

To learn more about what it means to be a part of WomenSing, please click HERE.

If you already know you would like to audition, and want to get a jump on the process, please click HERE.

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A Fond Farewell

We have our long-time friend Jim Pearson to thank for putting WomenSing on Martín's radar 15 years ago. Upon Martín's arrival on the Bay Area musical scene in 2001, Jim was impressed with his qualifications, and was keen on mentioning the opportunity that opened up with WomenSing in mid-2002. The rest, as the saying goes, is history.

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