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Join us for the 2021-2022 Season!

Fill out our New Singer form to reserve your audition and join The Girl Choir of South Florida!

Since we pivoted to online learning last March, we’ve gained valuable insight on preparing an enriched curriculum that takes advantage of the many resources that online learning makes available. We can’t wait to incorporate this multimedia experience into a pandemic-free, in-person learning environment!

It is our intention to begin holding in-person rehearsals for the upcoming school year beginning this Fall. We are now offering both virtual and in-person auditions for the 2021-2022 season on select dates. 

Returning Families

GCSF members who left last season but would like to return for in-person learning are not required to re-audition.

New Families

The Girl Choir of South Florida offers exceptional choral music training for girls, ages 6 to 18 years old. No experience is required, but a love of singing and enthusiasm for music is essential.

If your child is interested in joining the Girl Choir of South Florida for the 2021 -2022 season please complete and submit the form at the link below:

Join the Girl Choir of South Florida!

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Wine & Cheese Fundraiser

 

The Girl Choir of South Florida has partnered with local business Red Chair Catering to offer special Concert Kits.

These kits feature a selection of cheeses, crudité, and red wine to enjoy as you tune in to the virtual premiere of Unity on May 28th. Your Concert Kit will be delivered right to your door the day of the show.

40% of proceeds benefit GCSF!

Place your order by Friday, May 14th to receive your Concert Kit in time!

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Unity – Spring Concert ’21

 
We need unity, now more than ever.
After over a year of living through the Covid-19 pandemic, it feels as if the ways in which we are divided could not be more clear. It is our hope that the music we share, that we have all collaborated on for the past several months, will instead illuminate the ways in which we are together.
Join us for the YouTube premiere of our Spring concert, Unity.  Each of our choir ensembles will be showcased as they explore the ways in which we are all connected!
 
Virtually premiering Friday, May 28th at 7:30 PM at youtube.com/girlchoir
 

Sip, Savor, Support!

Make concert night even more special with wine & cheese delivered right to your door before the show! Our “Sip, Savor, Support!” fundraiser benefits Girl Choir and your taste buds.
40% of proceeds benefit GCSF!
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Winter Concert 2020

December 18th, 7:30 PM
GCSF YouTube
Featuring All Ensembles

Break out your advent calendar, our Winter Concert is almost here.

You bring the figgy pudding, we’ll bring the good cheer.

Join us online, Friday, December 18 at 7:30 PM for the virtual premiere!

RSVP to the event on our Facebook page

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New KIDS album features Girl Choir of South Florida

KIDS is an alt indie rock band from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Its members—Matthew Barrios, Joshua Diaz, Christian Gonzalez, Josiah Sampson and Andrew Woomer—are unified by one simple motive: stay true to your youth; a reminder to always be anchored in authenticity.

Sweeping soundscapes and epic brass sections play to the eager and animated nature of Lost Cities; the bands sophomore LP, showcasing their sophisticated musicianship.

The Girl Choir of South Florida is featured on S.O.S. Listen below and check out the full album here.

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Just #Keepsinging

The virus may have temporarily taken away our ability to meet in-person and make music together, but we are resilient.  

The singers, staff, volunteers, and board members at the Girl Choir of South Florida are as committed as ever to the ongoing music education of our choristers and to continuing the joys of creating beauty in the world. 

Help us to continue this important work by making a donation today in any amount or by pledging your ongoing support by becoming a Fermata Sustaining Member

Your contribution will make it possible for us to continue providing virtual rehearsals and programming, which are significant sources of stability, connection, and meaning during this time. Your support now will also ensure that GCSF emerges from this crisis stronger and ready to continue serving the community as we have for 15 years.

Add your voice today!

We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. EIN 20-2621291. All the contributions are tax deductible. No goods or services will be provided in exchange for the contribution.

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season 15 playbill

Support our 15th Anniversary Season by taking out a spot in our 2019-2020 playbill!

It’s easy! Order now via our online Season 15 Playbill Ad Order Form

The Girl Choir of South Florida Playbill will be distributed at all of our 2019-2020 major performances, including concerts in December and May in the beautiful surroundings of the Rose & Alfried Miniaci Performing Arts Center, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and other venues around Fort Lauderdale, as well as performances with other distinguished musical organizations.

Your participation will help:

  • Fund our chorister scholarship program
  • Produce major concerts and performances
  • Purchase, replace, and take care of chorister uniforms
  • Cover considerable operating expenses

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@girlchoir.org. We can help with layout, design or content of your message.

We appreciate your support of our choral program and the performing arts in South Florida. We look forward to seeing you at our performances!

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spring 2019 program: Beyond the mirror

Join us for two performances of our Spring 2019 Concert Program, Beyond the Mirror.

Beyond the Mirror Concert at All Saints Episcopal Church
Sun, May 5, 2019, 5:00 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Beyond the Mirror Concert at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Fri, May 10, 2019, 7:30 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Fort Lauderdale, FL


What lies Beyond the Mirror? Through their spring program, the Girl Choir of South Florida seeks to explore the deeper truth behind what we see reflected back at us. Pieces like “Reflection” from Mulan and “No Mirrors in My Nana’s House” by Ysaye M. Barnwell help us reflect on our own individual experience with the way the world sees us and the way we see ourselves. “Letter from a Girl to the World” by Andrea Ramsey and “We Are the Voices” by Jim Papoulis explore the way we serve as a mirror for society, seeing and shaping the world around us. To keep the energy flowing, each of GCSF’s ensembles will perform professionally choreographed pieces such as “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson, “Born this Way” by Lady Gaga, and “This is Me” from the Greatest Showman. With the assistance of outstanding piano accompanists and instrumentalists, each choir will explore complex choral pieces and audience favorites that compel listeners to take a long look Beyond the Mirror.

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Message from the GCSF Board

Dear Girl Choir Families & Community,

Thank you for your consistent support, especially as we embark on another exciting semester!

You may have noticed a lot more mail from us, especially about our fundraising efforts, and we want to explain where we are clearly and transparently.

The GCSF board and staff’s first priority is our commitment to providing our community with the excellent, transformative programs that we know you value; and as a non-profit organization, fundraising is imperative to making that commitment a reality.

We aim to keep chorister tuition and fees as low as possible and provide financial aid to ensure that no girl is turned away for an inability to pay. However, the reality for our operations is that tuition and fees alone only cover about 40% of our total expenses and are not enough – and have never been enough – to cover GCSF’s total operating costs.

Additionally, we’re directly feeling the blow of severe statewide cuts to arts education funding, as our grant awards have been slashed – one by nearly 80%. The board is working diligently to increase our grant funding and sponsorship opportunities and to reshape our recruiting efforts. We’ve also had to discuss possible future cuts to artistic elements and weigh other cost saving measures if funding continues at present levels.

Especially as a relatively new board, we are constantly reflecting and working to improve our operations and find new ways to support our mission. So though it may feel like suddenly a lot right now, a significant piece of that re-working involved fine-tuning our development strategies and practices through new and increased fundraising efforts.

Fundraising has been a standard necessity since our founding and will always be necessary for GCSF – from gala events, raffle tickets, and playbill ads, to the coupon book, Panthers game, and matching campaign fundraisers now. The community’s and our families’ participation in and support of these fundraisers, along with the work that Girl Choir does, is and always has been essential as well.

It’s the power of the community and our families – the choir moms, theory graders, concert attendees, chaperones, envelope stuffers, donors, and so many more – that has made it possible for Girl Choir to operate and thrive for fourteen (going on fifteen!) years.

This is your organization, and we want and need your collaborative support to sustain it.

If you have questions or would like to receive more detailed information, we would love to hear from you! You can email board@girlchoir.org or call (954) 533-9227.

Thank you for your ongoing support of and participation in GCSF’s mission.

Sincerely,

Board of Trustees
The Girl Choir of South Florida
                Sadie Klein, President
                Emily Janas, Vice President
                Doug Klein , Treasurer
                Caroline Conkle, Trustee
                Gretchen Fasulo, Trustee
                Mary Manteiga, Trustee
                Valle Straussman, Trustee
                John Wien, Trustee


“Transforming girls’ lives through musical excellence!”

WAYS TO SUPPORT GCSF:

  • DONATE
    • Click the green “DONATE” button to the right or go to www.girlchoir.org/donate 
    • Mail a check to “Girl Choir of South Florida” at 3347 NW 55th St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33309
    • Become a Fermata Sustaining Member at  www.girlchoir.org/fermata
  • PANTHERS HOCKEY FUNDRAISER – Have fun and support a good cause by attending our FL Panthers Hockey game fundraiser. Tickets and more info
  • AMAZON SMILE – Sign-up for Amazon Smile benefiting the Girl Choir of South Florida to give back to us on every purchase you make: smile.amazon.com
  • AUDITIONS – Know a girl who loves to sing? Come to our open audition dates. Learn more
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Support GCSF – Become a Fermata Sustaining Member

Set it and forget it! When you become a Fermata Sustaining Member by setting up an automatic monthly donation in any amount, you provide ongoing and anticipated support of our girls and the programs that transform their lives! It’s easy to set up, and you can also cancel it anytime.

An affordable way to do good – For what could be spent on a Netflix subscription, you can easily make a difference and have a profound impact on the arts and music education. So why not choose doing good?

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