Changing Hearts and Minds Through Harmony

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Dear SWC Family,


Once again, the Sacramento Women's Chorus has been approved to participate in the Sacramento Region Big Day of Giving campaign!


Please consider making a donation to the Sacramento Women's Chorus. Every act of generosity strengthens us. Our goal this year is to receive 50 donations. With your help we can do it!


Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference for us. And this year, every gift has the chance to win a special thank you gift from the Sacramento Women's Chorus. 


How does dinner and a concert sound?


One randomly chosen lucky donor will receive:

  • Two Tickets for VIP seats at our first in person concert

  • $50 gift card

  • A back stage pass to meet the chorus and our Artistic Director.


Every Gift Counts, now more than ever!  Starting  April 22, you can make #BDOG2021 gifts at



Thank you for your generosity,

Claudia St. John

Vice President, Sacramento Women's Chorus                                                                

It’s difficult to believe, but it has been over a year now that our chorus has not been able to sing in person together. Throughout the past twelve months we have continued to meet via Zoom, have produced a virtual concert, and even added new members!  One of the main reasons we were able to thrive was because of our generous donors.  Thank you so much!  The Sacramento Women’s Chorus is so grateful for your continued support during this challenging time. Our hope and passion to empower women will continue, and our optimism remains strong thanks to you!

Warm regards,

Carol H. Paskulin

President SWC

Nancy Andes
Lily Andrews
Nancy Bibby
Martha Bleshman
David Brown
Merri Sue Browne
Jennifer Burkhalter
Jan Burnham
John Calhoun
Dorothy Calvert
Kody Collum
Lesley Cummings
Joyce Daniels
Patricia Evans
Ann Friedman
Cheryl Fuller
Cynthia Gatlin
Patricia Gayman
Toba Goddard
Linda Goff
Cheryl Hayden
Jason Hahn

Judith Hanna
Susan Hobbs
Pat Houge
Meride Hutchinson
Eileen Hyland
Charlene Jurian
Katherine Keeney
Megan Kehoe
Christine Kondo Lister
Eugene Leyble
Ali Tucker Lichtenstein
Lisa Mckay
Doug MacPherson
Kris Matel
Rich & Caroline Mehnicoff
Laura V Menke
Mary Moon
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Nori & Ken NItschke
Carol Paskulin
Douglas Peterson
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Jack Sanders
Nancy Sartor
Jan Schaper
Jean Schultz
Dan Schulz
Roxanne Scull
Michael Shapiro
Margie Shunk
Rhema Smith
Claudia St. John
Karina Summers
Navneet Thind
Carol Thomas
Barbara Tincher
Tracy Tomasky
Sue Toppenberg
Sharon Usher
Nancy Voss
Harry Wang
Terry Weyna
Helen Williams


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!


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.   



Artistic Director


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.


Assistant Director/Accompanist


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.


Piano Accompanist


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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