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Diablo Women’s Chorale

May 01, 2017 01:46PM ● By Elena Hutslar

The Diablo Women’s Chorale invites you to join them in celebrating 75 years in the community with their spring concert, Make Them Hear You! Music for Our Times, Saturday, May 20. Showtime is 2pm at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Avenue.   

Director Lisa Forkish, accompanist Carolyn Wolf, and the Diablo Women's Chorale present songs that celebrate the power of the human spirit and the connections between us. From classic poetic melodies to contemporary pop anthems, featuring music from a live band, it’s entertainment for the whole family and a great way to start the summer!

Advance purchase tickets are $18 general admission, $10 student, and $24 premium seating. Purchase at the door for $20.  Call 1-800-838-3006 or go online at

Diablo Women’s Chorale is a lively group of singers from the Bay Area that presents concerts in December and May. New members are welcomed in August and January.

Lisa Forkish is an Oakland-based vocalist, composer, arranger, and music educator. She served four years as music director for the University of Oregon’s a cappella group Division and was featured in the best-selling book Pitch Perfect, later made into a hit film of the same name. Lisa studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. She is part of the vocal music faculty at Oakland School for the Arts and is also the director of Vocal Rush, OSA's award-winning a cappella ensemble. Lisa is also a founder of the Women’s A Cappella Association. This is her first season directing DWC. Carolyn Wolf taught elementary vocal music in Lafayette.  She currently teaches music lessons privately, is the worship coordinator and accompanist at a church in Walnut Creek, and accompanies two choirs in Rossmoor.  She has been involved with local theater companies and has accompanied DWC since August 2015.