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CHARIS Women’s Choir Talks Inclusivity, Community Collaboration Ahead Of Spring Concert

(April, 26, 2019) (L-R) Emma Young, Wendy Bell and Stuart Chapman Hill talked about their involvement with CHARIS - The St. Louis Women's Chorus on Friday's "St. Louis on the Air."
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CHARIS – The St. Louis Women’s Chorus prides itself on the diversity of its membership and repertoire. Led by Stuart Chapman Hill, the choir specializes in choral music for and about women and the LGBTQ+ community.

The group’s upcoming concerts Friday and Saturday, “Cruisin' the Mighty Mississippi,” will take listeners “on a journey along the waters of America’s iconic river, with songs that celebrate the thrill of travel, the renewal of being on the water, and the landmark musical cities on the river’s winding path.”

On Friday’s St. Louis on the Air, St. Louis Public Radio reporter Jonathan Ahl sat down with artistic director Hill and members Wendy Bell and Emma Young to discuss their spring season, community involvement and collaborations with other choruses and community arts and social services organizations.

Listen to the full discussion:

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What: CHARIS' Spring Concert: "Cruisin' the Mighty Mississippi"
When: 8 p.m. Friday , April 26, 2019 and  8 p.m. Saturday , April 27, 2019
Where: Missouri History Museum (5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112)

St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. “St. Louis on the Air” producers Alex Heuer, Evie Hemphill, Lara Hamdan andJon Lewis give you the information you need to make informed decisions and stay in touch with our diverse and vibrant St. Louis region.

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