Community support for WomenSing’s Youth Inspiring Youth program continues to grow with the recent announcement that the Lafayette Community Foundation (LCF) has awarded the chorus a grant to sponsor the program in part during the current season. In particular, LCF wanted to support our recent public YIY workshop with Libby Larsen as well as our partnership with the women’s choral ensembles at two local high schools, Acalanes and Miramonte. As explained on their web site, “LCF invests in programs and projects that promote and enhance the civic, cultural, educational and environmental health of Lafayette and beyond. The foundation’s purpose is to contribute to the well being of the residents of Lafayette, and to provide an effective and efficient conduit for the expenditures of new funds on charitable projects within the community.”

We are extremely proud of our Youth Inspiring Youth program and thrilled that local organizations such as the Lafayette Community Foundation along with the Arts Commission of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors have recognized our outreach efforts within the local community to encourage the composition of new music for treble voices. Read more about our YIY program or, better yet, attend Stepping Westward, WomenSing’s spring concert, to hear the premieres of two new YIY compositions, A Precious Pearl by Lauren McLaren and Moon Songs by Nick Norton.