HOPE Chorale

Singing to Inspire

Celebrating our 22nd Season


The Women's Hope Chorale of St. Louis (WHCSTL) is an auditioned, multifaceted chorus that is committed to creative, quality vocal programming that highlights issues faced by women around the globe. WHCSTL’s mission is to give the community excellent music and join with organizations that share our values of hope and optimism for women. At the heart of the Chorale is a commitment to excellence and innovation in programming and performance. We collaborate with artists, composers, and other musical organizations to commission new pieces, feature women composers, and use music as a starting point for community conversations. We often perform gratis at events designed to raise funds for women’s issues and use our university connection to provide educational opportunities for emerging musician leaders.

For over 20 years, the Women’s Hope Chorale of St. Louis has empowered women to discover the impact of their voices. Over the past several years, the Chorale has leveraged its commitment to excellence in performance and passion for women’s issues to create positive change in the community through partnerships with nonprofit organizations. While our world-class ensemble has been honored to perform on stages from London to New York, we see our most important role as bringing excellent choral music to St.Louis and inspiring hope and optimism in others.

Upcoming events

Holiday Pops
Still I Rise


Still I Rise is a Success!

"Inspiring concert today by Women's HOPE Chorale in partnership with the The Angel Band Project and The Mayor Taylor Band. So many organizations and creative individuals working together to end violence against women and help women share their stories. The Resilient Souls Project had the opportunity to share photos and stories of women in the exhibit who have healed from abuse and want to inspire others." - Resiliant Souls

Congratulations to Sara Shulman and Rachel Bishop on Graduation!

Congratulations Rachel Bishop and Sarah Haley Shulman on graduating May 6th from Maryville University. Rachel received her Bachelor degree in Music Therapy and Sarah received her Master degree in Music Therapy.


Women’s Hope Chorale of St. Louis relies on generous sponsors to support their work and help them create harmony within the community. From an individual gift to sponsorship of one of our inspiring performances, your donation supports musical excellence as well as shedding light on issues facing women and girls. Your tax deductible gift will be acknowledged in our program and on our website or you may remain anonymous if you choose.

Please contact Richard Shaw at boardpresident@womenshopechorale.org to discuss customized giving options and the unique benefits associated with being a sponsor of WHCSTL.