About Us

 

The Southwest Women’s Chorus was founded in 2000 by Bill Paisner. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for choral singers in the Inland Empire to learn and improve their craft, and a chance for them to perform with an incredible group in a great venue. The Chorus sings a wide variety of music – everything from classical to folk, to Broadway tunes, and even parodies. We present two big concerts each year – Fall and Spring. We also perform for all types of events in our communities, such as Storm baseball games, The Reality Rally, Veteran’s Day celebrations, Children’s concerts and many others – all over Southern California.

 

We are proud to be a resident company at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater, where we rehearse and perform each season. All women, who can carry a tune and have a love for music, are welcome to audition. The Southwest Women’s Chorus is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, and all sponsors are deeply appreciated.

 

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Bill Paisner studied music at Harvard, and has a music degree from Cal State Fullerton. As a singer, he was a charter member of the Pacific Chorale, touring for over 20 years in the United States, Europe, Russia, China and South America. In addition to directing the Southwest Women’s Chorus, and the Temecula Vintage Singers, he has served as vocal director with the Temecula Valley Players, and the Fine Arts Network on a variety of musicals. He also sits on the board of the Temecula Theatre Foundation. He has served as Assistant Director and Chorus Master for the Inland Valley Opera. Paisner is also a music teacher, giving private piano lessons and vocal coaching in the Temecula Valley. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), a past member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and a member of Mensa.

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