We are so grateful whenever we are able to participate in the Sister Singers Network festivals! These four-day long events, are hosted every two years by women’s choruses from all over the United States.
The first day usually incorporates welcome festivities and a kick-off concert by a guest performer. Then, over the next several days, participants attend workshops, and rehearsals. Past workshop topics have included: Director/chorus management, music copy-rights, proper singing technique, and even large group drumming circles. Rehearsals are for each participating choir to practice for their “set” during the final two evenings of the festival, and for the mass choirs to rehearse for their performances – also during those final two nights. Any choir or individual woman who signs up to sing in a mass choir receives the scores ahead of time to learn notes, so they are ready to rehearse “as one” come festival time. The culminating evenings of performances by individual choirs, and mass choirs is just breathtaking! We are women’s choirs, singing primarily to women’s choirs – which is such a supportive, encouraging environment. Tickets are, however, also available to the general public. The entire week is energizing, engaging, and reaffirming for each of us as individuals, and together as a choral unit.
Please select the drop menu to view photos from the Champaign-Urbana Festival in 2014, or to read about our upcoming participation in the 2018 festival in Grand Rapids, MI.