The Mission of the Diablo Women's Chorale is to share our joy and love of music with our community and members through study, practice and performance. We strive to be educational, entertaining, inspirational and seek to build fellowship on a foundation of dignity and respect.
About the Chorale
The Diablo Women's Chorale, founded in 1942, is a diverse group of women singers from all areas of Contra Costa County in California. Membership has ranged from 14 to 42 through the years; new members are welcomed in August and January each year. Rehearsals are from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays in Walnut Creek. For more information about joining us, click here.
Our main concerts are presented in December and May. The Chorale also performs at community and private events in the area. Please contact us if you would like information about performing at your event. Recent repertoire has included the music of Tchaikovsky, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Gershwin, Sondheim, and James Taylor. American styles of music are emphasized, including jazz, folk, country, blues, spirituals, gospel, Broadway and pop.
About Our Logo
The Chorale membership decided in 2012 that we needed a new logo. The one we had been using for many years felt dated and we wanted a new look. So we held a logo design contest soliciting entries from our members. The winning entry was designed and submitted by Carol Hansen Grey.
Along with Carol's submission she wrote the following about her design:
"I used a photograph of Mt. Diablo to trace the top ridges to come up with the design, so the shape of the hills in the logo is the actual shape of Mt. Diablo and the color represents the "golden hills" of California. I positioned the colorful rays to represent the sunrise over the golden hills (I always find it helpful to understand the designer's conception of why the colors and shapes were used.
As an aside: All the while I was designing it the Sound of Music kept running through my head (i.e., "The hills are alive with the sound of music").
The Diablo Women’s Chorale (DWC) is a secular community choir with an aim to spread hope, joy, and light – onstage and off. While we strive for artistic excellence, we welcome singers with varying musical backgrounds and skill sets. DWC performs music with a focus on inspiring and uplifting contemporary repertoire from the pop, jazz, and folk idioms. DWC is open to women, women-identified, and non-binary or gender-fluid singers. DWC does not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, religious or cultural practices, sexual orientation, age, or physical ability.