SAN DIEGO, California -- Frenchie Davis will join the San Diego Women’s Chorus (SDWC) for an exclusive performance at the Balboa Theatre on Sunday, May 17 at 7 pm.
The concert, "Broadway, Our Way," is a fundraising event benefiting the Lesbian Health Initiative of the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF).
"Broadway, Our Way” will present songs from the stage that give voice to the pivotal experiences and emotions of the human experience through the lens of women’s lives. From tender torch songs to spectacular showstoppers and everything in between, the audience will journey through love, loss, trials and triumphs.
"Broadway, Our Way" will include some of the most beloved songs from contemporary and classic stage productions, including “Funny Girl”, “Into the Woods”, and “Wicked”, as well as some less obvious choices that will be pleasant surprises for the audience. The entire program is a fresh twist on the typical Broadway-themed revue, with exciting and beautiful vocal harmonies you don’t get from solo performances.
"San Diego Human Dignity Foundation is so incredibly proud to partner once again with the San Diego Women’s Chorus for this powerful event," said SDHDF Executive Director John Brown. "‘Broadway, Our Way’ will be a tremendous event to remember. The wonderfully talented San Diego Women’s Chorus teamed with the one and only Frenchie Davis promises to deliver a diverse and delightful show that all will enjoy.”
“Delving into the rich song library from the stages of Broadway, we will sing through the stages of our lives -- the roles we play, the characters we meet, the loves we cast, the families we design,” said Artistic Director Kathleen Hansen. “We’ve also selected songs that touch the themes SDWC is known for: women’s empowerment, community, compassion, challenging stereotypes, political and personal peace and, of course, love – friendly, familial and romantic.”
“As with our concert last spring, ‘Songs of Protest, Songs of Peace’ with the Indigo Girls, we are thrilled to have a special guest that is the perfect fit for both the theme and the cause,” said Board President Heather Robert. “Obviously, Frenchie Davis’ vocal talent is astounding and she’s going to bring the house down, but what makes her the perfect special guest for this event is the way she uses her voice when she’s off stage to speak up for justice and equality for women, people in the LGBT community and people of color.”
Tickets to "Broadway, Our Way" go on sale to the general public on March 1 at 10 am online via Ticketmaster and the Balboa Theatre box office. Ticket prices range from $25-$105. A limited number of VIP tickets that include premium seating and admission to the post-concert reception at the Hard Rock Café Gaslamp may be purchased directly by calling 619-291-3383.
A special “pre-sale” event will be held online in late February. Be sure to “Like” the San Diego Women’s Chorus Facebook page for details.
About The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation
The San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) is the sole community foundation in our region dedicated to the benefit of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. We fund programs and projects that promote equal treatment, tolerance, wellness, well-being, and above all else, human dignity. We work to strengthen LGBT organizations and leadership. We nurture philanthropic giving to support LGBT people and address important issues such as aging, arts and culture, health and wellness, youth and families, and civil rights. More information can be found at www.sdhdf.org
About the San Diego Women’s Chorus
For over 25 years, the San Diego Women's Chorus (SDWC) has been singing to combat oppression and fight for equality. A non-audition lesbian and feminist identified community chorus established in 1987, SDWC has grown from 14 women singing around a piano in a living room to a vibrant group of over 100 women who rehearse weekly, produce two major concerts per year, and perform at numerous events in the San Diego community and beyond.
Through musical expression the San Diego Women's Chorus encourages women's creativity, celebrates diversity and inspires social action. SDWC believes that the power of women and the power of music can affect positive change in individual lives, as well as communities at large. Through thought-provoking concerts and community outreach performances, the chorus serves the LGBTQA community and beyond with programming that honors and celebrates both the diversity and universality of the human experience. More information can be found at www.sdwc.org