Sacramento

Women's

Chorus

Changing Hearts and Minds Through Harmony

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The Sacramento Women’s Chorus is back!!

Over the last 2 years we have been meeting via Zoom, have held two virtual concerts and as of July 2021 are finally rehearsing in person.

Our first in-person concert in 26 months will be held on December 6, 2021!  We have been rehearsing in person together on and off since July 12, 2021.  As we learn to navigate this new environment, our first concert back will be a mini concert of about 30 minutes in length.  We look forward to singing in front of a live audience and can’t wait to be with you on December 6th!!

In January 2022 we will hit the ground running, welcoming new members and rehearsing for a full length in person concert on April 30, 2022!!

Our members are thrilled to be singing together in person once more!

Thanks so much for all your support over the last challenging 2 ½ years; our reconnecting and reopening will lead to our recovering and becoming stronger than ever before! 

Carol H. Paskulin

President

Under the direction of Robin Richie
Accompanied by Vutu Nguyen
Assistant Director Merri Sue Brown

 

A benefit concert for the Homeless Ministries of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church

Dec. 6, 2021  7pm

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church

2397 St. Mark’s Way, Sacramento

 

$5 donation at the door

 

We will also be collecting canned goods for the Homeless Ministries of St. Mark's

 

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest - Vote for your favorite (Sweater that receives the most cash donations WINS!)

- - - COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL - - -

In the interest of providing the safest environment possible for our audience, Attendees will be required to:

 

  1. Show proof of vaccination: CDC Vaccination Card, photo of the vaccination card on a cell phone, or State of California digital COVID-19 vaccine record along with photo ID.
        OR…
    Show proof of negative COVID test from a lab/PCR/TMA test taken within 72 hours of the event.

  2. Wear a mask during the event (as required by the Sacramento County Public Health Department order)

  • Children under 12 years old must wear masks but are not required to be vaccinated and do not need to provide proof of a test.

 

Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you.

In 2022, the Sacramento Women’s Chorus will celebrate 35 years of singing to honor peace, justice, social equality and to celebrate the lives of all women. We have given a voice to women’s hopes and dreams and opened hearts and minds through harmony.

 

On this global day of giving, please consider giving to the Sacramento Women’s Chorus so that we may continue our mission to spread joy and hope throughout our community.

 

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Mission Statement

Sacramento Women’s Chorus builds community through song.

We sing to honor peace, justice and social equality, and to celebrate the lives of all women.

 

We strive for musical excellence as we give voice to women’s hopes and dreams,  

opening hearts and minds through harmony.

 

We Love to Sing!

History

With a humble beginning of less than a dozen singers, the SWC has grown to an over 75 voice, all inclusive, 501c3 nonprofit organization.  We strive for musical excellence while giving voice to women’s hopes and dreams, opening hearts and minds through harmony.

Since its first performance in 1987 at a fundraiser for a women’s wheelchair basketball team, the SWC has become recognized as an important part of the Sacramento art and activist community.  The SWC sings at events that focus on equality, peace, justice, women’s issues, and LGBTQ pride.  In January 2017, SWC had the honor of singing from the steps of the Capitol in the Sacramento Women’s March.

Women searching for a musical home join the SWC to sing pieces that blend meaning with fun, only to find that they have become part of a remarkable, welcoming community.  The SWC attracts a diverse community by combining compelling social issues with inspiring and entertaining performances.  The women of the SWC are kindred souls singing in a warm, safe, and inviting environment.   

ABOUT US

 
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Artistic Director

ROBIN RICHIE

Robin brings a lifetime of musical experience to the Sacramento Women’s Chorus.  She is known as a performer, educator, vocal coach and creative leader whose imagination has lifted the profile and expertise of SWC.  She challenges each singer in the chorus to expect the best from themselves and to continually grow in technical ability and performance skills.

 

With a B.A. in Music Education from Mt. St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, OH, and a Master of Music in Music Education from University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Robin actively contributes to the Sacramento region’s musical future as an elementary school music teacher for band and orchestra in Rocklin.

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Assistant Director/Accompanist

MERRI SUE BROWN

Merri Sue is a retired K-8 music teacher. She earned a single subject music credential and a multiple

subject credential from the state of California. Merri sue says retirement is grand, especially if you can

still contribute your skills to something you love.

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Piano Accompanist

VUTU NGUYEN

Vutu is an award winning collaborative pianist and piano pedagogue. Joining the Sacramento Women’s Chorus in 2020, he is inspired to deliver compelling performances and contribute to the empowerment of community through music.  Vutu has performed internationally as a classical pianist, including solo concerts at Salle Cortot in Paris, Old First Concerts in San Francisco, and the Music at Noon Series in Sacramento. Other notable performances include choral concerts at the World AIDS Day, Fresh Meat Festival, and the Transgender Day of Remembrance.


A Bay Area native, Vutu attended San Francisco State University where he established himself as an award winning piano teacher, and earned both his MM and BM in Piano Performance with an emphasis in Chamber Music. He is now nearing completion of his PhD in Musicology from the Claremont Graduate University in Pomona, California, and is finishing his dissertation on 19th century piano methods. Vutu continues to teach private piano lessons at his home in Sacramento and at the San Francisco Community Music Center. In addition to his musical pursuits, Vutu enjoys spending time with family and is a dedicated soccer coach.

 
 

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PO Box 661705

Sacramento, CA 95866

We hold rehearsals every

Monday: 6:30pm - 9pm

Open Guest Nights (3 times a year)

 

St. Mark's United Methodist Church

​  2391 St Marks Way 

  Sacramento 95864

  (Near Watt and El Camino Aves.)

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