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CHARIS Celebrates Twenty Years Of Music, Encouraging Women And The LGBTQ Community

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Members of CHARIS, the St. Louis Women’s Chorus, are celebrating the organization’s twenty year anniversary this month.

CHARIS is made up of a diverse group of women who are united in a mission “to perform music that celebrates and encourages women and the LGBTQ community.”

CHARIS’ Artistic Director Kourtney Strade and Vice-President Julie Lynch joined host Steve Potter to talk about this weekend’s upcoming performances.

The concert includes CHARIS’ favorite songs throughout the past two decades.  “Overture to the Marriage of Figaro,” “Vegans of Provincetown Medley,” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” are just a few.

Related Event

CHARIS, The St. Louis Women's Chorus, Presents "20 Seasons of Love"
April 12 and 13, 2013
8:00 p.m.
Kirkwood Civic Center's Robert G. Reim Theater, 111 South Geyer
(314) 664-9340

CHARIS Website

Alex is the executive producer of "St. Louis on the Air" at St. Louis Public Radio.
Mary Edwards came to St. Louis Public Radio in 1974, just after finishing her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has served the station in a number of capacities over the years. From 1988-2014 she also taught an undergraduate class in radio production at Webster University. Mary was inducted into the St. Louis Media History Foundation Media Hall of Fame in April, 2017 and received the Gateway Media Literacy Partners' Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Award in 2012. Mary retired from St. Louis Public Radio in 2018, but still serves the station as a St. Louis Symphony Producer.

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