“LET'S SING” might well be the motto of the Women’s Chamber Chorus! Formally organized in 1983 as the Faculty Women’s Chorus, an interest group within the University of Michigan Faculty Women’s Club, it originally had only 12 members, with Gini Robison as director. Rehearsals were held at the School of Music, but time and space dictated a move and the chorus relocated to the Reformed Latter Day Saints church on Jefferson, where it remained for years. It also spent many years at West Side United Methodist Church, until it outgrew their rehearsal space. It is now at First Presbyterian Church, where we love practicing!
1992 saw the debut of a smaller group within the chorus, now called the Petite Ensemble. This group rehearses separately and explores a range of more challenging music.
Over the years, the chorus has grown and taken on more ambitious programming. It has performed in a number of venues in and around Ann Arbor. Among the highlight presentations was Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols”, with harp accompaniment. The chorus has sometimes performed benefits for local charitable organizations.
The chorus is an independent entity and has an elected Board of Directors (all volunteer). We pay our Music Director and our Accompanist and purchase our music. To fund such undertakings, members pay dues and we gratefully accept free will donations at our free concerts, as well as other donations.
The chorus is open to all women who can sing harmony. We have no auditions and no age limits. Monday mornings, engaging in a joyous singing experience, is a great way to start the week!
Remember: “Let’s sing!” and come join us!
For further information, please contact Ann Ringia at 734-665-9271 or