DC Meet-up washed away by overwhelming numbers of marchers!
Were sorry that the transportation issues and sheer volume kept the Sister Singers in DC from joining up, but if the issue is "you would not believe how many people showed up," it's the problem you want.
We hope that all of our sisters at all of the marches, were energized and feel ready to take the next steps!
SSN Announces 2018 Festival
The Sister Singers Network Steering Committee is excited to announce that the Grand Rapids Women's Chorus (GRWC) and Windsong: Cleveland's Feminist Chorus will co-host the 12th Sister Singers Network International Women's Choral Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2018.
The festival, to be held June 27-July 1, 2018, will take place in downtown Grand Rapids in a world-class performance and conference venue that will accommodate up to 800 singers.
"Grand Rapids has changed a great deal since we last hosted the SSN festival in 2001. We can't wait to show off our city," said GRWC's Kristin Bauer, who is leading the festival team there.
The Cleveland-based team will collaborate with Grand Rapids to plan and implement the festival. Windsong hopes the experience will prepare them for their own bid to host the 2022 festival in Cleveland.
"There have been festival co-hosts before," said Argerie Vasilakes, convener of the SSN steering committee and member of the Cleveland team. "We hope this one will start a new pattern that deepens our network ties between festivals and also queues up the venue for the next festival."
SSN seeks to offer a festival to member choruses every four years.
Registration for the 2018 festival will open in Spring 2017.
More details will be posted as they are available.
Asheville Mini-Fest: October 2016
Debbie Nordeen, conductor of host chorus Womansong, leads "Sing, My Sisters, Sing."
A big thank you to Womansong for a beautifully organized and run mini-festival—and a shout–out to the choruses, ensembles, and workshop leaders that helped make it happen.
Across The Lines
The SSN newsletter has returned to publication. Check out the details and sign-up to get your copy.