We have a member of our chorus who loves to experience the metamorphosis of butterflies. The photos she has posted have been mesmerizing! The analogy has not been lost on me as it relates to this group of women.
SoCo Women’s Chorus has experienced a lot of change over the years! And this year is no exception! We have a brand new Board of Directors! It’s exciting to see them work for this chorus! I’m so proud to be a part of it all! Since September, we’ve had two successful fundraisers, will be presenting the very first Melody Claire Hall Voice Scholarship next spring, have corporate sponsorships, advertisers, and will be welcoming The Austin Children’s Choir (Sam Parrott, Artistic Director) as our featured guests for our winter concert, For The Children! We’ve been invited to participate in the Blue Santa Parade, which benefits our Austin Police Department’s children’s programs (Sponsored by Chuy’s on Saturday, November 26th) as well as Austin’s Trail Of Lights (Sunday, December 18th at 8 PM).
We’ve had an influx of new members and have lost members as choruses do, but the new and positive energy level and volunteerism is stronger than ever for our 5th Season!! It’s an exciting year for SoCo Women’s Chorus, once in the chrysalis state and now, gorgeous singing butterflies. And, as cheesy as that sounds, it’s true!
For The Children is taking shape as I write this, and is promising to be a treasure of a concert! The music is inspirational and whimsical, with a child’s spirit in mind. The gospel sound will be ringing lively with Children, Go Where I Send Thee. We’ll sing of the tragedy of the children of Bosnia with Prayer Of The Children. Once again, we’ll also be featuring percussionists from the McCallum Fine Arts Academy (Matt Ehlers, Conductor). They’ll be pulling out all the stops for Peace On Earth…and lots of little crickets ………yes. That’s the name of the song!
The holidays embrace the child in us all, don’t they? Please consider this to be your invitation from me to join us next month ~ December 10th ~ 11th at Ballet Austin ……..to enjoy the lovely music of the women of SoCo Women’s Chorus, the children’s voices and even a chance to do a little holiday shopping during our Silent Auction following the concert! And don’t forget your keys for the Audience Caroling!