Seaside Courier Article

Sally Husch Dean, Artistic Director

Director sees benefit concert as melding of visions

by Faye Mankowske, Seaside Courier

The voices of San Diego North Coast Singers women’s chamber ensemble, Sorelle, will rise in unison to support a program that helps at-risk girls.
In benefit of Girls Rising, Sorelle will present “Anglo Tango,” songs from Latin America and the British Isles, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito, 1036 Solana Drive, in Solana Beach.

The mission of Girls Rising — to empower at-risk girls to recognize their value and to pursue higher goals through a community of women mentors — fits well with the mission of Sally Husch Dean, founder and artistic director of San Diego North Coast Singers youth choirs and now, Sorelle San Diego.

Dean said she formed Sorelle in fall 2013 after becoming inspired at an American Choral Directors Association conference seminar on the history of women’s choruses — such as how they formed from a background tradition of boys singing treble parts.

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