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2014 In Review

We are coming to the end of a beautiful year of firsts for SoCo Women’s Chorus!

We auditioned for an opportunity to sing the National Anthem for the Round Rock Express, the feeder baseball team for the Texas Rangers. We were selected and sang in June! It was great fun and not something we’ll forget any time soon!

The final decision was made to make our first tour happen! We’re going to IRELAND in July 2015! If you’d like to contribute to our trip funds, there is an opportunity here on our website to donate by clicking on our GoFundMe button!

We hosted our first chorus~wide Yard/Bake/Art Sale in September and did very well! The proceeds of the sale will go to our Ireland Fund! It was so successful, we’re having another one on March 7th, 2015!

On December 9th, Janey appeared on KUTX-FM’s Eklektikos, hosted by John Aielli, to promote our winter concert BELIEVE. It was our first radio promo spot!

We were honored by Mayor Lee Leffingwell with a Proclamation to make Saturday, December 13th, 2014 SoCo Women’s Chorus Day in Austin, Texas!

Additionally, we had our debut performance in the iconic & historic State Theatre in downtown Austin to standing ovations at the final notes of each performance! It was a delightful place in which to sing and we are hopeful to sing there again some day soon!

We say “So long, farewell!” to two retiring board members, Elaine Chaney, who has served on our board since the inception of the chorus, and Dede Deleon, who has served on our Board of Directors since January 2013. While Elaine is leaving the board ‘formally’, she will continue as chorus treasurer. Her dedication is tireless and she is a singing member of the chorus as well! We welcome 3 new board members in January: Amber Askey, Kate Peirce-Burleson and Ginny Stover. These three women bring a wealth of expertise to our chorus in the areas of marketing, public relations and fund raising. Look for wonderful and forward moving activity for SoCo Women’s Chorus in the near future!

BELIEVE is now a memory……but it’s a memory that was recorded live, because soon, you will be able to purchase our DEBUT CD from our brand new “SoCo Women’s Chorus STORE” here on our website! Stay tuned for “BELIEVE”, the CD! Available soon!

Auditions for our upcoming ‘semester’ will be held on Sunday, January 11th, 2015 from 4-6 PM.  Please write to socowomenschorus@gmail.com to request a time!  We’d love to have you join us for Seasons Of Love, which will be yet another eclectic presentations of many aspects of love ~ from Patsy Cline to Rachmaninoff, from love gone bad to a mother’s love, we’ll be singing in English, Russian, French (but, of COURSE!) and Italian!  You need to be a part of this amazing group of women!  Come sing with us!

Speaking for the Board of Directors and all the singers of SoCo Women’s Chorus, I would like to wish you all a most merry holiday season and a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2015! I hope to see you all next spring for Seasons Of Love!

BIG LOVE,
~Janey