WINTER CONCERT 2020
We are looking forward to performing on January 12, 2020, again in Beall Hall at the University of Oregon, at 3 p.m. Our theme is RISE UP!
Join us as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Right to Vote and embrace the beauty and fun that winter weather brings.
Gorgeous women’s voices and amazing instrumentalists will lift your spirits, bring you joy and provide an appreciation for those who came before. You can visit our Concerts page to preview the selections we are preparing for you.
Come and be enchanted by music from classical to contemporary.
Tickets may be purchased at the event or (even better!) online, by clicking the RISE UP graphic to the left.
Women’s Choral Society is a non-auditioned performing choir of 100 women whose mission is to provide:
• Financial aid to music students at the UO School of Music and Dance
• Concert music of variety and quality
• Bonds of friendship and joy from working and singing together
Regular rehearsals are held every Monday from 7 – 9:00 PM in Room 163 of the University of Oregon music building. We do not require auditions. Enrollment opens for new members the first two rehearsals of each term.
Check out our CONCERTS page to access the YouTubes.
A Brief History
Organized in 1934, the Women’s Choral Society (WCS) was chartered by the University of Oregon’s Mu Phi Epsilon alumnae. It was Eugene’s first all-women’s choir. For the past eighty years, WCS has performed for many pageants, conventions, and community events including several concerts with the Eugene Gleemen, the Eugene Symphony, and during the opening celebrations of the Hult Center.
Early in our history the family of our charter president and first accompanist established an endowment in her memory for scholarships to UO music students. Through the generosity and support of community patrons, it has grown and expanded to become the Maud and H.B. Densmore Scholarship Fund.
We are always proud to present our award winners at one of our concerts each year. Many of our recipients have gone on to performing arts competitions. It is our pleasure, with the assistance of those who continue to support our programs, to be a part of these students’ education and successes.