Welcome"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything" -Plato
The Painesville Women's Chorus is a non-profit community choir in Painesville, Ohio. We pride ourselves in musical excellence, welcoming atmosphere, and community outreach. Our mission is to bring quality music to the communities of Northeast Ohio. Membership is open to all women living in Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga, or Ashtabula County. There is no audition to join our choir, and member dues are only $45.00 for the year.
On October 7, 1941, six women met for the purpose of organizing a group of young mothers who enjoyed choral singing. Sixty nine years later, the musical organization started by these women, though changed in many respects, still consists of women who enjoy singing.
The first year of the group, then called the “Mothersingers”, was difficult. The ladies met in member’s home for practice time. In order to be a Morthersinger a woman also had to be a member of the Painesville Parent Teacher Association.
During World War II, the choral group was fairly inactive due to gasoline rationing, but an executive committee kept in close contact with members and in January of 1947, practice sessions began again.
In 1950, the Mothersingers reorganized into a larger group called the Painesville Women’s Community Chorus. Membership was now open to any woman whether she was married or single. The chorus had twenty eight members that year.
The following year, 1951, the chorus became a branch of the Painesville Recreation Department and the association continued until 1962. At that time, the Painesville Women’s Chorus became an independent, self-supporting and self-governing organization.
If you love to sing we welcome you! We meet once a week and have such fun during our rehearsals. Our concert season begins the first Tuesday after Labor Day, and ends with our Spring Concert in May. We have a Winter Concert, followed by a brief recess in December, and rehearsals begin again in January.
Meeting Time and InformationTuesdays7:30pm - 9:00pm1st Church Congregational22 Liberty StreetPainesville, OH 44077
Upon entering our 74th year, we applaud the women who have sustained our group through their resilience and dedication. We have members that have been with us for over 50 years! We hope to continue this dedication to the chorus for years to come. We understand the importance of community outreach and wish to continue and enhance our ability to branch out into the community; to enrich lives through music.
We are a non-profit organizaton. We are supported by donations from local businesses, various fundraisers, and our annual dues. For more information please call 440-639-9381 (please leave a message and she will return your call as soon as possible).