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San Diego Women’s Chorus celebrates 30 years

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The San Diego Women’s Chorus

The San Diego Women’s Chorus (SDWC) is celebrating 30 years of continuous harmony this year.

Reflections: Looking Back on Our First 30 Years, playing May 6  and 7, 2017 will  highlight favorite songs from its rich performance history.

In 1987 with only 14 women singing around a piano, the SDWC was born. Through the years to become a beacon of safety and creativity within the community.

“Our audience will delight in enjoying to bawdy favorites, contemporary music, commissioned pieces and touching social tributes,” said Artistic Director, Kathleen Hansen. “Selections include ‘The Lesbian 2nd Date Moving Service’ and ‘Leaping Lesbians,’ as well as more recently performed SDWC showstoppers ‘Soweto: June 1976,’ Adele's ‘Rumor Has It/Someone Like You’ mashup, and Janis Ian's choral anthem ‘I'm Still Standing.’

The chorus will perform Reflections: Looking Back on Our First 30 Years in the heart of Hillcrest at University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Avenue.

Performances are on Saturday May 6, at 3 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sunday May 7 at 4 pm.

Tickets are just $20 in advance and $25 at the door, with discounted pricing available. A select number of VIP tickets, which entitle ticket holders to premium seating in a reserved section of the venue, are available for $30 and will be sold in advance only.

Tickets are available now through www.SDWC.org.

About the San Diego Women’s Chorus

Founded in 1987 by community activist Dr. Cynthia Lawrence, SDWC has grown from a group of 14 lesbians gathered around a piano in a private home to a thriving community with over 125 members who believe in the power of music and the power of women. For 30 years, SDWC has provided a safe space that encourages women’s creativity, celebrates diversity, and inspires social action. San Diego Women’s Chorus is a non-profit community chorus that strives to entertain and inspire audiences with music that speaks to issues as diverse as human rights, love, world peace, religious freedom, environmental harmony, inclusion and cultural diversity. SDWC supports and affirms the music of women, as well as lesbian and gay composers and arrangers.