San Francisco Girls Chorus

Members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus in 2016 The San Francisco Girls Chorus, established in 1978 by Elizabeth Appling and celebrating its 40th anniversary during the 2018-2019 Season, is a leading regional center for music education and performance for young women, ages 4–18, based in San Francisco. Each year, more than 300 singers from 45 Bay Area cities participate in SFGC's programs. The organization consists of a professional-level performance, recording, and touring ensemble and a six-level Chorus School training program. A leading voice on the Bay Area and national music scenes, the Chorus has produced award-winning concerts, recordings, and tours, empowered young women in music and other fields, enhanced and expanded the field of music for treble voices and set the international standard for the highest level of performance and education. The Chorus has been the recipient of 5 GRAMMY Awards, 4 Chorus America/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music, and the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America (the first youth chorus to receive this prestigious award). SFGC's Chorus School has been described as "a model in the country for training girls' voices" by the California Arts Council.

Commissions of new works from the leading composers of our time, collaborations with renowned guest artists, and partnerships with other Bay Area and national arts organizations provide the young women of SFGC with unparalleled performance experiences among powerful adult role models. In addition to its annual engagements with the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony, recent and upcoming artistic partnerships include the New York Philharmonic's Biennial Festival of New Music at Lincoln Center in June 2016 in collaboration with The Knights orchestra, SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras in April 2017 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, and Carnegie Hall in February 2018 with the Philip Glass Ensemble, for a sold-out performance that was broadcast around the world by Medici TV.

The 2018-2019 Season marks SFGC's first year under the leadership of new Artistic Director, Valerie Sainte-Agathe. Previous Artistic Directors during SFGC's illustrious 40-year history include Elizabeth Appling (1978-1992), Sharon J. Paul (1992-2000), Magen Solomon (2000, interim), Susan McMane (2001-2012), Brandon Brack (2012, interim), and SFGC alumna Lisa Bielawa (2013-2018). Provided by Wikipedia
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by Ives, Charles, 1874-1954
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by Orff, Carl, 1895-1982
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