The Women’s Chorus of Dallas started in 1989 with 35 singers. More than two decades later, the songs are different and the membership has doubled, but one thing still remains: while the WCD is open to women of all ages, races, and sexualities, it is still one of the few choruses in the state comprised largely of gay women. As a matter of fact, it was the first of its kind in all of Texas.
The group has performed powerful renditions of “Carmina Burana” and “Voices of Light,” made multiple trips to Carnegie Hall, and sung for from the likes of Laura Miller, Ann Richards, and Queen Elizabeth. But the WCD still likes to have fun. Some shows offer a lighter program, like retro favorites from the 1960s It’s our party and feminine spins songs made famous by men.