How it all began........
"It was in March of 2018 that I awoke one morning with the idea of See Change Treble Choir laid before me on the proverbial silver platter: 'The ensemble shall consist of 32 amazing humans, all ages, all experiential levels, who are dedicated to celebrating and sharing the strength and creativity of women through song.'
This is not an ensemble that “takes on” political or social justice causes; but through our presence as creative, supportive, and intelligent women, we hope to serve as an example of what women can do when they work together and play together respectfully. Our democratic processes ensure that all voices are heard and that all members contribute to the decisions made by the ensemble. Further, with so much choral leadership present in our membership, we try to give ample opportunities for choristers to find, teach, and conduct a portion of our repertoire.
What I didn’t realize when the idea for See Change came forth was that the people who ended up in this ensemble would become my very dear friends. They all took a risk on something unknown, and together we have shaped an organization that feeds us in many ways. We look forward to years of choral music making and serving women and girls in the Twin Cities and beyond."
~ Angela Kasper, Founding Artistic Director
Angela Kasper, Founding Artistic Director
Angela Kasper conducting at our premiere concert "New Beginnings" Sunday, January 27th, 2019
Founding Artistic Director - Angela Kasper
Angela Kasper served as Artistic Director during See Change Treble Choir's inaugural season, 2018-19. Angela left Minnesota in 2019 for an opportunity to join the faculty at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, where she conducts three choirs and teaches undergraduate courses in choral methods. Before this appointment, Dr. Kasper was Director of Choral Activities at the University of St. Thomas for 20 years, during which time her choirs performed at national, regional, and state conventions of the American Choral Director's Association, and toured extensively in Asia, Europe, and South America.
See Change Treble Choir ~ January 27th, 2019
Allyss Haecker, Artistic Director (2019-21)
Allyss Haecker served as Artistic Director for See Change's second and third seasons. She programmed our "Moon Goddess" concert in January, 2020, and shepherded us through the wild terrain of "choir in the time of COVID" during the remainder of 2020 and into 2021. Dr. Haecker led us in weekly Zoom rehearsals, deftly mixing singing alone at home with community building opportunities and good humor. Due to her extensive work on a collaboration with Off-Leash Area performance company and composer Linda Kachelmeier, See Change provided live and recorded music for "Mulier Dierum: Chronicles of Woman," which premiered in June 2021 at Caponi Art Park in Eagan. In June 2021, Allyss and her family relocated to South Carolina, where she directs a prestigious choral program at Seneca High School.
Allyss Haecker conducting at our "Moon Goddess" concert
Saturday, January 25, 2020
See Change Treble Choir ~ January 25th, 2020
1658 Lincoln Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55105