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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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WS's Annual Online Auction Is Now Open!

Get ready, get set.....SHOP!

The WomenSing Online Auction is now open and will run until April 22, 2017 at 12 pm PDT. The items listed HERE are now open for bids! 

Auction offerings range from theater tickets, overnight getaways and restaurant gift cards to voice lessons from the Bay Area’s finest! Every dollar raised by this auction supports WomenSing’s artistic endeavors and outreach programs, enabling us to continue bringing the finest in women’s choral music to the East Bay.

The shipping is on us, so shop away from the comfort of your own home!  Be sure to check back often, as new items will be added.

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WomenSing Returns to the Green Music Center

     The hillsides are impossibly green, the mustard's in bloom, the vineyards have leafed out - it's Springtime in Sonoma County and it beckons!  Add to that the opportunity to experience beautiful music in a stunning venue, enjoy wine from boutique Alexander Valley wineries and support a very worthy cause all at the same time and you have an event that you don't want to miss!

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The WomenSing Fall Online Auction Is Officially Open!

The WomenSing Fall Online Auction 2016 is now open. The auction will run from September 22, 2016 to October 1, 2016, with proceeds going to WomenSing in order to support our mission to create a vibrant choral experience that transforms and enlightens both singers and audience through exploration of the traditional and the unexpected in women’s choral literature. Auction items range from concert and theatre tickets to restaurant and service gift cards.  All  items are guaranteed to delight and surprise. So..., tell your friends, family, community. Let the bidding begin!

Check back oftenby clicking HERE, as new items will be added daily!

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Join us for WomenSing's Annual Gala Fundraiser, The Water is Wide

WomenSing Gala And Auction 2016 - The Water is Wide

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 4:30 to 7:30 pm

Pleasant Hill Community Center – Perera Pavilion

320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill CA, 94523


$60 per person General Admission

$75 per person includes General Admission plus Premium Reserved Seating during the Performance

General Admission includes a hosted wine bar and hors d'oeuvres.

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Spring Auction Donors

WomenSing thanks the many businesses and individuals who help bring music to our community through their generous support of WomenSing’s annual Gala Auction and the Spring Auction.

Donor Name - Business

Arthur Murray Dance Studio
Beach Blanket Babylon
Beauty Source
Buttercup Grill & Bar
Calm, A Salon
David White & Associates
Dobbs Ferry Restaurant
Dominico's Deli
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Galileo Camp
Green Music Center
Ike's Love & Sandwiches
James Toland Vocal Arts, Inc.
Katy's Kreek Katy's Korner
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Noodles & Company
Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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On Maya Angelou, by Gail Doering

You may write me down in history

With your bitter, twisted lies,

You may trod me in the very dirt

But still, like dust, I'll rise.

- Maya Angelou, from 'Still I rise'  

Five days before her death in 2014, Maya Angelou tweeted, "listen to yourself, and in that quietude, you might hear the voice of God." Whether it be God, spirit, or merely the beautiful harmony of human voices singing together, Angelou's poem, Still I Rise, seems tailor-made to be a selection in WomenSing's spring program, To Give Voice. Angelou is one of our featured women artists as we celebrate our 50thyear of making music.  

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