Upcoming Event



Sunday, May 22, 2016




Balboa Theatre
4th Avenue and E Street
San Diego, CA

Special Guest:

Legendary songwriter Janis Ian, will benefit SDWC and the Lesbian Health Initiative at the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation.

General Tickets

Tickets to “UPRISING: Songs of Change” are on sale now to the general public via Ticketmaster and at the Balboa Theatre box office.

Prices: Ticket prices start at just $17


VIP Package:

Price: $250

VIP Package includes premium seating and invite to the exclusive after-party at the Hard Rock Café!


About The Concert

UPRISING: Songs of Change will be an inspiring evening honoring the influence and importance of music in social movements from around the world. Please join us for this empowering celebration of triumph over adversity!

This fundraising concert, featuring the San Diego Women’s Chorus and special guest legendary songwriter Janis Ian, will benefit SDWC and the Lesbian Health Initiative at the San Diego Human Dignity Foundation

For VIP tickets, which include premium seating and complimentary admission to the invite-only after party at the Hard Rock Café, click here or call 619-291-3383. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities available!

Special Guest

JANIS IAN – Now in her fifth decade of writing songs and performing, Janis Ian received her most recent Grammy nomination in 2016, making a total of 10 nominations over the years in 8 categories! (She lost to President Jimmy Carter.) Her last Grammy Award, presented at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, was for Best Spoken Word Album for her audio book “Society’s Child” (Audible.com). She had stiff competition — President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, Rachel Maddow and Ellen DeGeneres. When she won, she sincerely considered it to be a “stunning upset.”  With her inimitable sense of humor, she went on to say “There must be a joke in here somewhere. An ex-president, a First Lady and three lesbians go into a bar…”

On a more serious note, she said, “We artists are the last alchemists, pulling your dreams, your hopes, your deepest desires out of thin air, and turning them into something you can hear, and play, and sing. We don’t sell music. We sell dreams.”


About The San Diego Women’s Chorus


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.

For more information, please visit: www.sdwc.org.

Be sure to “Like” the San Diego Women’s Chorus Facebook page for details!


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