Founded in 1978, the San Francisco Girls Chorus has been recognized as one of the world’s most respected vocal ensembles for more than 30 years. With a high level of training, performance, quality, range, and leadership in commissioning music for treble voices, it has become a regional center for choral music education and performance for girls and young women ages 5-18. Four hundred singers from 45 Bay Area cities participate in this internationally recognized program, deemed “a model in the country for training girls’ voices” by the California Arts Council. It has won many honors, including the prestigious Margaret Hillis Award and two ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming in 1999, 2004 and 2011. The Girls Chorus is invited annually to perform with musical organizations including San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Symphony, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and others, and has been honored to sing at many national and international venues, including the World Choral Symposium in Kyoto, Japan in 2005, the prestigious World Vision Children’s Choir Festival in Seoul, Korea, and in the Gateway to Music Festival at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing.
To learn more about SFGC, please visit the ensemble’s website.