“There’s a simple beauty in the snow-blanketed city with the evergreen boughs, twinkle lights, and fluffy snowfall that connects us to the community around us,” Twin Cities Women’s & Girls’ Choirs operations coordinator Kimberly Peterson says. “It’s truly magical!”
Peterson’s attitude toward winter in Minneapolis is how many view music. Music can link people together, with harmonies working to unite.
The Twin Cities Women’s & Girls’ Choirs has been delivering beautiful melodies for 20 years now, and after a recent merger, they show no signs of stopping.
“We merged with the Twin Cities Girl’s Choirs and rebranded in 2014,” Peterson explains. “The Girls’ Choir has 27 singers this semester with room for growth in our Spring session, and our Women’s Choir boasts nearly 150 voices.”
Deeply rooted in the community, the Twin Cities Women’s & Girls’ Choir recognizes the value in providing a platform to elevate and affirm the voices of women through choral music education, performance and community engagement. This includes a robust concert season that begins with Illuminations, on December 2.
“We’re excited to meet members of the Twin Cities community at Holidazzle,” Peterson says. “Hopefully we can include them as new singers or volunteers for our 2018 season!”
The Twin Cities Women’s & Girls’ Choirs will be at Holidazzle during opening weekend: November 24 through November 26. Holidazzle runs Thursdays through Sundays from Friday, November 24 through Saturday, December 23. It is open Thursdays from 5-9 pm, Fridays from 5-10 pm, Saturdays from 11 am-10 pm and Sundays from 11 am-7 pm.
“We’ll have t-shirts, hoodies, window clings, CD’s from our most popular performances, and even tickets to our upcoming Illuminations performances on December 2,” Peterson says. “All perfect for gift giving!”
Additionally, the Twin Cities Women’s & Girl’s Choir is a non-profit organization, so all the money earned from their products goes back to help support their programs.
“We use local woman- and minority-owned businesses for our suppliers whenever we can,” Peterson explains. “That way, the money stays in the community.”