Young Women’s Choral Projects to Present Two Spring Performances

By Francisco Salazar

The Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco will present two concerts to conclude its 10th anniversary season.

The full complement of YWCP voices will join together for an end of season performance, “Our Wonderful World,” on June 11 at the Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. “Our Wonderful World” will highlight pieces that celebrate our natural world as well as the wonderful diversity of people who are in it. The showcase will be performed by Arietta Singers, Prelude Chorus, Allegro Chorus, Vivo Chorus, and the Young Women’s Chorus. Music will include the world premiere of “We’re More Alike” by Rollo Dilworth on words by Maya Angelou, and “The Peace of Wild Things,” by Sean Ivory on a text by Wendell Berry.

On June 23, Artistic Director Susan McMane leads the Young Women’s Chorus in an “Au Revoir – Tour Send-Off Concert.” The concert will showcase YWCP’s premier ensemble in a program of sacred and secular music which will be sung in France’s great cathedrals on the YWCP tour.

Both performances will serve as Dr. McMane’s final San Francisco performances with YWCP before she leads the premiere chorus on its summer tour, before her retirement.