Central PA Womyn’s Chorus
Once upon a time…a woman attended the 1993 Gay Pride Festival, and heard the Harrisburg Men’s Chorus sing. She was so inspired, she asked to join. Chorus leaders offered to join her in founding a women’s chorus… A year later, the Central Pennsylvania Womyn’s Chorus debuted at the same Festival.
We strive for musical excellence in a wide range of styles, including classical, folk, jazz, a cappella, chants and rounds, show tunes and popular songs of most decades of the twentieth century, and music recently composed.
Our concerts offer a safe and enjoyable environment for lesbians, feminists, gay men, human rights supporters, lovers of choral music, and our families, friends and neighbors to come together and celebrate our diversity as well as our common goals.
We are a Pennsylvania nonprofit organization and recognized as a charitable organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code: contributions to the chorus are tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. Our board, singers, and other volunteers contribute their time, talent and dues. Many members and supporters make an ongoing commitment through a monthly pledge that can be direct-deducted from our checking accounts. Other finances are raised through various fund-raising events throughout the year, including spaghetti dinners, pancake breakfast, and volunteering at concessions stands for events in the state farm show building.
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