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Grand Rapids Women's Chorus Winter Concert: The human voice unified in song is a beautiful thing

The human voice unified in a song is one of the most beautiful experiences of living and lucky us, we have many opportunities to hear from so many choruses that make up our region of the state.

One such group that has earned international recognition over the years is the Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus (GRWC) —  a diverse and all-volunteer group of 70 inspiring women who passionately lend their talents to create music that is sure to delight as well as uplift through song. 

They also are advocates for social change, often presenting works from composers all over the world. We have much we can learn from attending the concerts. 

For this season’s annual Winter Concert showcase, the chorus will be exploring the topic of depression and anxiety and how it affects our families, our friends, and our community. 

Music, curated and presented in such a communal setting, becomes a unique system of delivery of information and healing. It is also unique that the chorus in producing this concert is enlisting the help of various community agencies regarding how they will present this music with the sensitivity and authenticity it deserves because of the seriousness of the topic.  

Songs of inspiration will include “Room at the Table,” as well as a newly commissioned work, “Starting Now” by Jocelyn Hagen. One of the absolute joys of our GRWC is that they often commission the creation of new choral works, thus ensuring the community chorus art form is alive, contemporary, and moves through the ages with proper societal representations that connect people through song. 

Expect a festive and lively production as the production includes drumming as well as dancing. 

The GRWC Annual Winter Concert takes place on December 7 and 8 at the Trinity United Methodist Church (1100 Lake Dr. SE) at 7:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the door and at the reception to follow immediately after the concert.
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