Young Women’s Choral Projects, Martín Benvenuto, Interim Director
The Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco is the premier ensemble of the Young Women’s Choral Projects. Conducted by Dr. Martín Benvenuto, the chorus is comprised of singers ages 12–18 and has won awards including the American Prize in Choral Performance; the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the Dale Warland Singers Commission Award from Chorus America and American Composers Forum; and the ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award. Recent activities include a debut performance at Carnegie Hall in 2018, concert tours to South Africa (2019) and France (2022), the premiere of the opera Abraham in Flames in 2019, and performances with the Philharmonia Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony. The chorus annually performs a professional series of concerts in the Bay Area, and commissions new works by leading composers.