We hope to see fellow singers and our biggest fans at these upcoming events!

The Road Less Traveled

Sunday, May 20, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.

First Congregational United Church of Christ
171 Pulteney Street, Corning, NY

Free and open to the public; donations gladly accepted. Reception to follow.

The Women’s Chorale of Corning and Artistic Director Doreen Alsen are pleased to present their annual spring concert, The Road Less Traveled, on May 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Corning at 171 Pulteney Street.

WCSpring 2018 photo

Every journey begins with a choice. As Christopher Vogler explains in his book, The Hero’s Journey, ordinary people receive a call to adventure, the call to start their journeys. They can accept the call, refuse the call, or be encouraged by a mentor to accept or reject the call. The Women’s Chorale invites you to come celebrate the choices we all make, with a diverse concert combining music from different genres and styles.

“This concert is filled with many of my favorite pieces from composers such as Randall Thompson, Gwyneth Walker, Scott Tucker, Michael McGlynn, and a Manhattan Transfer favorite, Choo, Choo, Ch’Boogie,” says Doreen Alsen, Artistic Director for The Women’s Chorale. “One of the things I love to do is take traditional ways of seeing things, shake them up and look at them another way. The concept of choice is a big part of my other career, being a published author. It’s fun to look at these fabulous pieces of music with an eye on choice and consequence.  We turn them around and look at them through a different magnifying glass.”


Spring Fundraiser: Win an Oil Painting by Ileen Kaplan

May 25 – July 6, 2018
Winner will be announced week of July 9, 2018

Purchase your ticket at The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes during business hours.
In person: 79 W. Market St. Corning, NY
Over the phone: 607-962-1332

Wine and Roses by Ileen Kaplan

“The more I paint and observe the world around me, the more I am aware of the existence of layers. Nothing is opaque. Everything appears to be composed of layers of shifting colors, light, and shapes, all superimposed upon each other. This astonishes and inspires me. I often paint over colored grounds or older paintings, and I am always excited by the ghost images that peek through the layers of paint. These layers represent to me the depth and mystery of the visual world.”
-Ileen Kaplan