San Diego Chorus and San Diego Women’s Chorus Present LEGACY: Lifting as We Climb - A Musical Celebration on May 7th
San Diego, CA, March 27, 2023 – The San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International and the San Diego Women’s Chorus are pleased to announce a joint 2023 spring show, “Legacy: Lifting as We Climb.” The show features 160 combined voices from two choruses for one exclusive live performance. The event will take place at the Lincoln High School Auditorium on Sunday, May 7th at 4 p.m. The program features a diverse collection of new music as well as old favorites from each chorus, as well as some combined numbers. Both choruses are under the artistic and musical direction of Kathleen Hansen. Tickets are available online, seating is limited.
“A joint concert has been in planning stages since the Spring of 2020,” says director Kathleen Hansen. “We’re thrilled to be back on the stage with a live audience and have prepared a dynamic musical lineup that showcases the unique vocal strengths of both organizations.”
The San Diego Chorus (SDC) is fresh off a second place victory in their annual Region 21 Contest which includes choruses from Southern California, New Mexico, Arizona and Hawaii. For over 70 years, the two-time international Champion San Diego Chorus has been the home of a talented group of women who sing four-part a cappella harmony arranged in the barbershop style. The nonprofit organization is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International.
Hansen says, “Both choruses have a long history in the San Diego music community - sharing their love of music and connecting people through song and musical education. This live concert is a joyous celebration of those who came before us and those who are paving the way to the future.”
Founded in 1987 by community activist Dr. Cynthia Lawrence, the San Diego Women’s Chorus (SDWC) connects people from all walks of life in a shared, safe space to facilitate musical expression and inspire social action. A familiar and celebrated voice within the San Diego musical community, SDWC advocates for the power of music, women and marginalized voices. The nonprofit organization supports and affirms the music of women, LGBTQ+, feminist and BIPOC composers and arrangers.
Tickets for Legacy: Lifting as We Climb are $30 general admission and $25 for students, veterans and disabled patrons, and may be purchased online. The performance will be ASL-interpreted for deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members.
ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO CHORUS
Founded in 1951, the San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is a highly trained and talented group of women who sing four-part a cappella harmony arranged in the barbershop style. A award-winning San Diego Chorus strives to entertain in many musical genres along with its signature vibrant choreography. Led by Master Director and Sweet Adelines International Faculty, Kathleen Hansen, the San Diego Chorus is dedicated to local entertainment and offering women and other marginalized genders opportunities for musical and personal growth. They welcome all singers regardless of age, race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender expression who share a love of music and dedication to musical growth. Learn more at SanDiegoChorus.org.
ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO WOMEN'S CHORUS
Founded in 1987 by community activist Dr. Cynthia Lawrence, SDWC has grown from a group of 14 lesbians gathered around a piano in a private home to a thriving community with over 125 singers who believe in the power of music, the power of women, and the power of marginalized voices. For 35 years, SDWC has provided a safe space that encourages women’s creativity, celebrates diversity, and inspires social action. San Diego Women’s Chorus is a non-profit community chorus that strives to entertain and inspire audiences with music that speaks to issues as diverse as human rights, love, world peace, religious freedom, environmental harmony, inclusion, and cultural diversity. SDWC welcomes all women and gender non-conforming individuals as singers. SDWC supports and affirms the music of women and LGBTQ+ composers and arrangers. Learn more at sdwc.org.
The San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is an award-winning chorus performing 4-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style.