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Chorus News

Fall 2008

On December 13 and 14, 2008, the Central PA Womyn's Chorus (CPWC) presented their first Christmas concert, entitled "God Bless My Family." Under the direction of Dan Krynak, and accompanied by Jeffrey Cogan, pianist/organist, Renée Bartholomew and Pat George/percussionists, and Janie Womack/guitarist, the chorus presented two wonderful concerts, one at Harrisburg's Lakeside Lutheran Church, and the other at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in York Springs. Highlights included a carol sing-a-long, Christmas songs in five different languages, a rousing version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas," and five year old guest Director Caeden DelVuo's interpretation of "Dashing Through the Slush." The chorus also presented "Coming Out at Christmas," to remind everyone that "Gay is great, and you're the proof." To top off the already fabulous weekend, the CPWC presented a shortened version of the concert at the Governor's Mansion, where Gov. and Mrs. Rendell enjoyed and complimented the entire presentation.

The CPWC hosted a Tret Fure concert on Saturday, Oct 11 in Harrisburg, PA at the Unity Church in Enola at 927 Wertzville Rd. Enola, PA 17025 (Harrisburg Area) Showtime is 7:30 pm and tickets are $18 advance and $20 on the day of sale. Call Cynthia at 717-564-0112 for advance tickets.

Spring 2008

Our concert, Cover the Earth with Love, is scheduled for June 7 (7 pm) at Unity Church of Harrisburg. More info on the concert home page.

Winter 2008

We seek an artistic director. Click here for more info.

Summer 2007

We've made it easier than ever to sign up for our mailing list, and now we have two of them:
  • our traditional "snail" mailing list, and
  • an email announcement list

February 2007

We've chosen Harrisburg Academy as the site for our concert.

Winter 2007

We met on Jan. 15 with members of the Pennsylvania Immigrant & Refugee Women's Network to begin planning our exciting spring concert, Land of Our Dreams. More info on the Concert page.

Fall 2006

  • Sisters & Songwriters concert with special guests Bobbi Carmitchell and Janie Womack

Summer 2006

  • August: We sang in the first Central PA Women's Music Festival
  • July: We performed with other area choruses in Voice United, the first choral concert in conjunction with the Harrisburg Pride Festival, and the next day marched in the first annual Pride Parade, and made a great TV sound bite as we sang Welcome Table.
  • June: We performed a version of our spring 2006 WomanSpirit concert, at Western Sol, the festival of the international Sister Singers Network, in San Diego, California

May 2006

  • June 11 premiere of our performance a the upcoming Sister Singers festival. See the Concert page for more info.

August 2005

Spring 2005

Fall 2004

Pancake breakfast

Reunion concert Dec. 4.

Summer 2004

For the first time, we're participating in a major choral festival! We're busy planning our repertoire and fund-raising for the international Festival VIIe in Montreal, sponsored by GALA Choruses. Dates: July 17-24.

And you can enjoy the entire performance at a special free "bon voyage" concert on July 12.

Spring 2004

We have a new director! After four wonderful years with us, Dan Krynak retired for health reasons, and Giesala Collins stepped in. Giesala's incredible talents and infectious enthusiasm will take us to fabulous heights.

In addition to our multiple-location concert, we're:

  • having a spaghetti dinner April 17
  • singing March 21 at an interfaith concert at MCC of the Spirit, organized to counter rabid anti-gay pickets
  • marching in Washington DC on Sunday, April 25 in the March for Women's Lives
  • performing at the Amani Festival in Carlisle on Sunday, May 1 (note: as of Dec. 2004, this site had not been updated since the 2003 festival)

New on Our Web Site

March 2009

  • Group photo on home page updated from photo taken before rehearsal on Oct. 28, 2008.
  • Spring concert, Healing Song
  • Other upcoming gigs and activities added to Other Events page.

March 2008

  • Spring concert, Cover the Earth with Love
    • Info on concert page.
    • Order form for ads to be placed in our spring concert program book. Link near the bottom of the concert page.
  • Other upcoming gigs and activities added to Other Events page.

December 2007

Program notes from our fall concert.

September 2007

Summer 2007

March 2007

February 2007

Winter 2007

Fall 2006

May 2006

From our Spring 2006 WomanSpirit concert

Program from our Fall 2005 Concert, All that Jazz

August 2005

Printable publicity for our upcoming All that Jazz concert (linked from the concert page)

February 2005

Printable publicity for our upcoming Voices of Women concert (linked from the concert page)

Biography of our artistic director

September 2004

Printable publicity for our upcoming (Reunion!) concert (linked from the Concert page)

Fall 04 Newsletter (in Adobe Reader format: if this doesn't open for you, see here)

Official photo from the Montreal festival added to the Group photos page

July 2004

Information about our first rehearsal on August 30, and upcoming fundraisers, on the Events page.

Program for our July 12 Bon Voyage concert, and our set at the GALA Choruses Festival in Montreal

June 2004

March 2004

February 2004

January 2004

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P.O. Box 60426
Harrisburg, PA

(717) 234-4825


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