Praised for its beauty of sound, stellar musicianship, and dynamic programming, YWCP has won many accolades for its performances.
Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco
Journey of a Lifetime
Performed with Keith Terry and Crosspulse — Berkeley and San Francisco
Sang on the San Francisco Opera stage
With Jake Heggie and Frederica von Stade
Toured to Italy
Started Allegro Chorus
Performed with Wesla Whitfield and Mike Greensill at our Second Annual Gala in San Francisco
Premiered “Another Secret eQuation” by Terry Riley with the Kronos Quartet at CalPerformances (Berkeley)
West Coast Premiere
Premiered “Ave Maris Stella” by Frank La Rocca
Performed under the direction of Vance George
SF Symphony Chorus Conductor Emeritus
Performed on Composers’ Inc. !BAMM! Festival Concert
Performed with Clerestory
A professional men’s chorus
Toured to the East Coast — Boston, Rhode Island and New York City
Began the YWCP Choral Fellow Program
Started Prelude Chorus
Performed with mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade
At the 3rd Annual YWCP Gala
Won The American Prize in Choral Performance
High school and youth division
Performed with performance artist Moira Smiley in San Francisco
And her ensemble, VOCO
Performed in Benjamin Britten’s Noyes Fludde
With Fremont Opera
Won the Dale Warland Singers Commission Award From Chorus America and the American Composers Forum
Dale Warland, founder of Dale Warland Singers; conductor Susan McMane; composer Karen P. Thomas; and American Composer’s Forum CEO, John Nuechterlein
Toured to Germany
Started Arietta Singers
A non-auditioned class for Kindergarten and 1st-grade girls.
Performed with soprano Christine Brewer
at the 4th Annual YWCP Gala
Premiered “Qui creavit coelum” by Frank La Rocca
World Premiere (YWCP’s first commission)
Sang a solo performance at the California All-State Music Educator’s Conference
At the California All-State Music Educator’s Conference.
YWCP’s First Annual Treble Choir Festival
Premiered Dale Warland Singers Commission, “A Singer’s Path,” by Karen P. Thomas
Toured to the Pacific Northwest
Seattle and the Canadian cities of Vancouver and Victoria
Sang Igor Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms”
At Cal Performances (Berkeley) with the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting
Released our first album
Rejoice! at Skywalker Sound Studio
Joined San Francisco Symphony for the annual Deck the Hall concerts
Performed Berlioz’s Requiem with the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus, Maestro Charles Dutoit, conducting
Toured to Slovenia, Austria, and Hungary
Won Adventurous Programming Award from ASCAP/Chorus America
In recognition of YWCP’s commitment to programming works of living composers, in the youth/children’s chorus category
Workshopped new opera “Abraham in Flames” by Niloufar Talebi and Aleksandra Vrebalov
Performed at Western Division ACDA Conference
The Young Women’s Chorus was chosen as a featured performer in a Concert Session.
Performed at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco
The Young Women’s Chorus was an invited artist to open this Manhattan Concerts Production performance in San Francisco’s stunning Grace Cathedral.
Performed at Carnegie Hall
The Young Women’s Chorus sang a “Spotlight Performance” of their own solo repertoire onstage at Carnegie Hall, as well as performed with other youth choirs at a Manhattan Concert Productions Children’s Choir festival.
Performed Under the Direction of Ragnar Bohlin
The Young Women’s Chorus perform Arvo Pärt’s “Te Deum” with the Golden Gate Men’s Chorus and 21 string players with Ragnar Bohlin conducting.
YWCP Performs “Home Alone” with the San Francisco Symphony
Singers from Allegro Chorus, Vivo Chorus, and the Young Women’s Chorus sing 3 performances of Home Alone with the SF Symphony, SF Symphony Chorus, and Ragazzi Boys Chorus at Davies Symphony Hall.
YWC Premieres the full length opera “Abraham in Flames”
YWC premieres a full-length opera by composer Aleksandra Vrebalov and creator-librettist Niloufar Talebi in which the Young Women’s Chorus is the protagonist-performed at Z Space in San Francisco.
YWC singers perform “L’enfant et les sortilèges” with the San Francisco Symphony
Fifteen of our singers from the Young Women’s Chorus perform Ravel’s “L’enfant et les sortilèges” with the San Francisco Symphony.
Tour to South Africa
YWC spent 12 days touring South Africa, traveling to Johannesburg, Pilanesberg, George, Hermanus, and Cape Town.
Won Margaret Hillis Award from Chorus America for Choral Excellence
YWCP was named the recipient of the 2020 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America for their artistic excellence, strong organizational structure, financial stability for a significant period of time, and a commitment to outreach, education, and/or culturally diverse activities.
Performed with the San Francisco Ballet Trainees at Grace Cathedral
Tour to France
YWC spend 12 days touring France, traveling to Aix-en-Provence, Saint André-d’Apchon, Chartres, and Paris.
Martín Benvenuto appointed as interim Artistic Director
YWC performs “Souls of Resilience”
First performance under the new interim Artistic Director, Martín Benvenuto
Premiered new piece by Ukrainian composer Iryna Aleksiychuk
Joined commission consortium to create a new piece by Ukrainian composer Iryna Aleksiychuk, to be premiered in SF on May 21
YWC premieres “The Bird her punctual music brings,” a commissioned piece in honor of Susan McMane by Chicago-based composer Stacy Garrop.