Sister Cities Girlchoir

The Girlchoir Movement in Philadelphia and Camden

PAST PERFORMANCES

A listing of open to public Girlchoir performances. 

 SEASON 2015-2016

Saturday May 21st

Fiddle & FaLaLa Fest

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Raise Your Voice! Sharp Elementary School Choir

 

Saturday April 30th

Marian Anderson Tribute Concert
sponsored by The Presser Foundation & Penn Treaty Special Services District

 

Saturday April 23rd-Sunday April 24th

Travel Choir Washington D.C. Tour

2016 Tour Stops:

  • Smithsonian Institute
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Tuesday, April 19th 

Joint Performance with Temple University Singing Owls, Conductor: Rollo Dilworth

 @ Temple University

Raise Your Voice!CPS Choir

 

Saturday, March 12th

New Century Trust Presents Sister Cities Girlchoir
 @ New Century Trust

Travel Choir & Saturday Little Sisters Girlchoir

Monday, January 18th

March on Philly, Dr. King Day of Service Tour

2016 Tour Stops:

  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • African American Museum of Philadelphia
  • William Way LGBT Center
  • National Constitution Center

Travel Choir

 

Saturday, January 16th at 3pm

El Sistema Week Performance
Crescendo Movie Screening

 @ Union City Music Project

Travel Choir

 

Sunday, December 19th at 3pm

Winter Holiday Performance
         @First Presbyterian Church of Kensington        
Travel Choir & Saturday Little Sisters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, December 12th at 2:00pm

      Winter Extravaganza

      @Union Baptist Church, South Philly

Sister Cities Girlchoirs, Little & Travel Choirs

Raise Your Voice, Camden North! Choir

Raise Your Voice, CPS! Choir

Raise Your Voice, GLA! Choir

Raise Your Voice, Daroff! Choir

 

Wednesday, December 9th at 5pm

         Coopers Ferry Holiday Party

         @Coopers Poynt Elementary School

Raise Your Voice, Camden North! Choir

 

Thursday December 3rd

         Talent Show

@Global Leadership Academy

Raise Your Voice GLA! Choir

 

Saturday, November 7th at 11:00am

     Sing-A-Thon Concert

     @First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary

Sister Cities Girlchoirs, Little Sisters & Travel Girlchoir combined

 

Season 2014-2015

 

Saturday May 16th: 3rd Annual Friends & Family Concert

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) announced the first grantees for the Performances in Public Spaces program. The program provides grant money to artists and art organizations to cover all costs associated with presenting performances in select parks and plazas across the city. Sister Cities Girlchoir is pleased to be one of the recipients!

 

Penn's Landing River Stage
2pm

 


Sunday May 3rd
Camden Riversharks 

National Anthem performance










Friday May 1st
Children's Discovery Garden Season Opener

 
Presented by the Center City District at Sister Cities Park, the girls performed a mini-concert to celebrate the opening of the Discovery Garden for the 2015 Summer season. 

Free community performance. 

For CBS 3  story, click here

 

 

Tuesday April 21st
Phillies Game & Jackie Robinson's Birthday

National Anthem performance


 

 

 

 

Monday February 16th
Philadelphia Festival of Young Musicians

Monday, February 16 will mark the third annual day of arts education learning, fun and a combined performance among 250 young instrumentalists and singers from across the Philadelphia region. The Philadelphia Festival of Young Musicians (PFYM) is made possible through the collaboration of dedicated and respected community music organizations working in concert with the School District of Philadelphia. 

Kimmel Center
Philadelphia, PA
5pm

 

 

January  19, 2015
MLK Day: March on Philly Tour

2015 Tour Stops:

African American Museum
National American Jewish History
Walter Palmer School
William Way Center

 

 

January 15, 2015
Peace Week Tour Performance
Little Sister Girlchoir Daroff

Hope Partnership School
Private Performance

December 17, 2014
Warmth in Winter, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown's Annual Holiday Event
10am

Philadelphia School District Building
Private Performance

December 13, 2014
Northeast Philadelphia Girlchoirs Winter Concert

11am

Girlchoirs from our Saturday Program and WPLL  join forces
for a Winter Musical Menagerie with a dessert potluck party to
follow. 

WPLL
Philadelphia, PA
FREE

December 11, 2014
West Philadelphia Girlchoirs Winter Concet
5pm

Girlchoirs from Daroff Elementary and Harrity Elementary join forces for a Winter Musical Menagerie!

Universal Daroff Elementary School. Gym
Philadelphia, PA
FREE

December 10, 2014
Save Our Waterfront Holiday Celebration
5pm

Free photos with Santa!

Cooper's Poynt Elementary School, Assembly Hall
Camden. NJ
FREE

 

 

 

 

December 7, 2014
St. Georges United Methodist Annual Holiday Musical Concert
3pm

 

St. Georges United Methodist Church
235 N. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA
FREE

 

 

 

December 5, 2014
Blue Cross RiverRink @ Penn's Landing
Tree Lighting Ceremony
7pm

 

Blue Cross RiverRink @ Penn's Landing
201 S. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
FREE

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 17-23, 2014
El Sistema NJ Week Performances

Saturday, November 21

Girlchoir North Mini-Concert
@11:30am

The Big and Little Sister Girlchoirs unite for a sing-
a-long that includes songs by Beethoven, Alicia Keys,
and from South Africa.

Walter Palmer Primary Campus
910 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA
FREE

 Thursday, November 20

Girlchoir Daroff Mini-Concert
@5:30pm

The Big and Little Sister Girlchoirs unite for a sing-a-long
that includes songs by Beethoven, Alicia Keys, and
from South Africa.

Daroff Elementary School 
5630 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA
FREE

Wednesday, November 19

Girlchoir Camden Sing-a-long
@4:30pm

The Big and Little Sister Girlchoirs unite for a sing-a-long
that includes songs by Beethoven, Alicia Keys,
and from South Africa.

Coopers Poynt Elementary School
201 State Street
Camden, NJ
FREE

Girlchoir Leadership Mini-Concert
@10:45am

The Big Sister Girlchoir debut for family,
friends, fellow students and school staff.

Walter Palmer Leadership
5502 Harbison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
FREE



November 8, 2014
It Gets Better Tour

 It gets better. Dan Savage’s three simple words reach into the hearts of our LGBTQ youth and inspire them with the message that darkness can give way to a brighter future. Over time, this credo has quickly evolved into a massive grass roots campaign going viral with over 50,000 videos (including President Obama and GMCLA) and amassing over 50 million combined views.

The it gets better Tour takes this profound message one step further, as a small but dedicated ensemble travels to communities nationwide to produce a week of educational workshops culminating in a moving musical theater performance.  The week highlights anti-bullying, tolerance and acceptance through community roundtable discussions, high school visits, it gets better videos, and creative exercises.  Local choirs join the cast onstage for the final performance – an exciting and funny story with moments of both pain and pathos, featuring poignant narratives of growing up gay.

Kimmel Center
Philadelphia, PA
SOLD OUT

11th Annual NAMIC Paragon Awards

11th Annual NAMIC Paragon Awards

October 1, 2014
11th Annual NAMIC Philadelphia Paragon Awards

We honored the following inspiring leaders for their commitment to promoting diversity & inclusion in the communications industry:

David L. Cohen
Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation
Paragon Industry Award

Anzio Williams
Vice President of News, NBC10 Telemundo62
Paragon Trailblazer Award

Hernán Guaracao
Founder & CEO, Al Día
Paragon Legacy Award

The Four Seasons Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Private Performance

 

 

 

2013-2014 Season

Broadway, Our Way

Broadway, Our Way

May 18, 2014
Broadway, Our Way
2nd Annual Fundraising Finale Concert 

Church of the Holy Redeemer
1904 Walnut Street; Philadelphia, PA

SOLD OUT

Sing-A-Thon, West Philly

Sing-A-Thon, West Philly

April 10, 2014
Sing-A-Thon, West Philly

@ Daroff Elementary

 

April 8, 2014
Sing-A-Thon, NE Philadelphia

@ First Philadelphia

 

April 5, 2014
Dream Flags
Closing Ceremony 
Free Community Performance
performance by Coro West Philly

National Association of University Women  Black Dress Scholarship Brunch

National Association of University Women 
Black Dress Scholarship Brunch

March 29, 2014
National Association of University Women 
2nd Annual Black Dress Scholarship Brunch
Private Event
performances by Coro Kensington and Coro West Philly


MLK Sing for Peace Tour 2014

MLK Sing for Peace Tour 2014

March 14, 2014
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Paradigm Award Luncheon honoring Sue Schick

Private Event
performances by Coro Northeast Philadelphia


February 27, 2013 @5:30pm
Coro West Philly @Daroff Elementary 
Valentine's Day Mini-Concert

Free Community Performance

Sarasponda!

Sarasponda!


February 25, 2013 @3:30pm
TEDx Johnson & Johnson 
University of Pennsylvania Museum
Private Performance


MLK Sing for Peace Tour 2014

MLK Sing for Peace Tour 2014

February 17, 2014 @ 5:00pm
Philadelphia Festival of Young Musicians
Community Concert
Girls High School Auditorium

Free Community Performance


February 15, 2014
Camden Community Event
Private Event
performances by Coro Camden and Coro Kensington


February 11, 2014 @ 5:00pm
Coro NE Philly @ First Philadelphia Charter School
Valentine's Day Mini-Concert
Free Community Performance

MLK fundraising flyer.jpg

January 20, 2014
1st Annual Dr. King Day of Service: "Sing for Peace" Tour
Over 60 middle school Girlchoir members joined the thousands of citizens in the region in a day of service to honor Dr. King's commitment to community, advocacy and peace. Through this day-long series of community performances, the Girls inspired with their words and melodies and empowered all who heard them to raise their voices for a better world.

Tour Video

2014 Tour Locations:
Barristers of Philadelphia Annual MLK Breakfast
Kensington CDC, Rock Ministries
National Museum of American Jewish History
Rutgers-Camden University

 

PGA Tour Gala Dinner

PGA Tour Gala Dinner

January 14, 2014 @ 12:00pm
Campbell Soup Headquarters
Martin Luther King Kick-off Event

Private Event
performances by Coro Camden and Coro NE Philly

 

December 18, 2013
The Honorable Blondell Reynolds Brown
Warmth In Winter
Private Event
performances by Coro Kensington and Coro West Philly

 

December 8, 2013 @ 3:30pm
Historic St. Georges Church
Annual Christmas Musical

Free Community Performance

Performances by:
Martin Family Celtic Band
Temple University Singers
St. Thomas Gospel Choir

performances by Coro West Philly

 

 

 

 

November 21, 2013
Coro West Philly @ Daroff Elementary School
Mini-Concert
Free Community Concert

Coro NE Philly, Mini Concert, 2013

Coro NE Philly, Mini Concert, 2013

November 19, 2013
Coro NE Philly @ First Philadelphia Charter School
Mini-Concert
Free Community Concert

 

 

 

2012-2013 Season

June 15, 2013
PGA Tournament; First Tee of Greater Philadelphia Gala  
A Celebration with President George W. Bush
Private Performance
http://tinyurl.com/msyonc2

June 8, 2013
BookMates Volunteer Appreciation Reception
Cherry Hill, NJ
Private Performance

May 11, 2013
Vivaldi's GLORIA with Opera Philadelphia and The Philadelphia Singers
special guest, Rocco Fiorentino
Ethical Society, RIttenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA
http://scgvivaldi2013.tumblr.com

 March 8, 2013 at 7pm
International Women's Day: Celebrating Women & The Arts
Outloud: A Celebration of Women's Voices
produced by Mount Airy Art Garage
http://tinyurl.com/ll37m33

February 15, 2013 
Annual Healthcare Providers Meeting
NorthGate II; Camden, NJ

February 23, 2013 at 12pm
National Association of University Women
Scholarship Brunch
http://nauwbrunch2013.tumblr.com

December 19, 2012 at 10am
Warmth in Winter Event
sponsored by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown
School District of Philadelphia Headquarters
Private Performance

December 18, 2012 at 6pm
MUSIC Fest 2012
The Girlchoir joins student musicians from 9 local schools to present a joint concert celebrating music education and young musicians.
at Santilli Performing Arts Center
FREE Community Performance
http://musicfest2012.tumblr.com

December 13, 2012 at 5pm
Coro West Philly @ Harrity Elementary Debut Concert

at Harrity Elementary School
5601 Christian Street; Philadelphia, PA
FREE Community Performance

December 5, 2012 at 5pm
Union League’s 1%ers Holiday Party
at Union League of Philadelphia
Private Performance
http://scgunionleague2012.tumblr.com

December 1, 2012 at 12:30pm
National Association for Multicultural Education Conference
at Doubletree Hotel, Symphony Ballroom
Private Performance

November 28, 2012 at 5:00pm
Coro Camden @ LEAP Academy Debut Concert

at LEAP Academy
6201 Cooper Street; Camden, NJ
FREE Community Performance

October 26, 2012 at 5:30pm
Coro Kensington @ Memphis Street Academy Debut Concert
at Memphis Street Academy
2950 Memphis Street; Philadelphia, PA
FREE Community Performance

 

Summer 2012

August 3, 2012 at 1pm
Summer Camp Finale Concert
at Memphis Street Academy
2950 Memphis Street; Philadelphia, PA
FREE Community Performance

Women Helping Women, hosted by Harriet Young
http://tinyurl.com/mdoqd95

Knight Foundation sponsored Random Act of Culture with Opera Philadelphia at 30th Street Station
http://youtu.be/7OF7jXNIBjI