About SDWC

“Through musical expression, the San Diego Women’s Chorus encourages women’s creativity, celebrates diversity, and inspires social action.”

The San Diego Women’s Chorus (SDWC) is a lesbian-identified, feminist sisterhood of musicians that welcomes members and volunteers from the vastly diverse LGBTQ and straight-ally communities. Founded in 1987 by community activist Cynthia Lawrence-Wallace, SDWC has grown from a group of 14 lesbians gathered around a piano in a private home to a thriving community with over 125 members who believe in the power of music and the power of women. For nearly 30 years, SDWC has provided a safe space that encourages women’s creativity, celebrates diversity, and inspires social action.

San Diego Women’s Chorus is a non-profit community chorus that strives to entertain and inspire audiences with music that speaks to issues as diverse as human rights, love, world peace, religious freedom, environmental harmony, inclusion and cultural diversity. SDWC supports and affirms the music of women, as well as lesbian and gay composers and arrangers.

We welcome all women to sing with us following an informal audition to demonstrate the ability to match pitch with the piano and hold one’s part in a section.

Our History

The San Diego Women’s Chorus was established in 1987 by Cynthia Lawrence-Wallace, a well-known community activist. That first group was made up of 14 members who rehearsed in Cynthia’s living room. We are proud that there are founding members still active singing members today!

Over the years women who love music and love giving to our community have volunteered to produce quality choral concerts that focus on the music of women and lesbian and gay composers and arrangers.

For a list of the concerts and other numerous community events that we have produced and performed, please click below.

PAST EVENTS

Testimonials