Seattle Women's Chorus

October 13 - 21, 2017
Saint Mark's Cathedral

 

Presenting Northwest Girlchoir and Isolde Fair

Every social movement in modern history has been accompanied by music that rouses the masses, speaks truth to power, and cements public consciousness. This fall, SWC brings heart and soul to songs of protest and social justice that have been inspired by such movements as conservation, human rights, and the 2017 Women’s March. Featuring “This Land is Your Land,” "Quiet" by MILCK, and Holly Near's "Fired Up."

Northwest Girlchoir celebrates its 45th Anniversary this season. During the span of four decades, the choir has empowered and inspired thousands of girls and young women in our region to lift their voices in chorus with others, through outstanding music education, dynamic choral performances, and an enduring community. Northwest Girlchoir performs in Seattle and across the Puget Sound, partners with local arts organizations, and tours nationally and internationally. Concert repertoire includes a diverse mix of classical works, world music, and contemporary choral pieces. Over 250 girls and young women, grades 1-12, from the greater Puget Sound region make up the entire choral program at Northwest Girlchoir.

Isolde Fair, who is 14 years old and in 8th grade, has always related to the world through music, playing the violin since age 5 & writing songs on piano at 8. She wrote "To All the Little Girls" as a music class assignment inspired by Hillary Clinton's concession speech, and it has become an empowering message that has resonated with listeners around the world. She has performed her song at Lincoln Center and has won numerous awards for both her violin playing and songwriting.