About our choir
Our name originates from a desire to stand with political refugees specifically, but we are committed to embracing anyone who has been estranged, persecuted, or harmed by various forms of injustice, as well as those who wish to offer solidarity and support.
WHAT WE DO
- Perform songs from the pop music canon, the most widely familiar musical language in America
- Rehearse and perform with a live band representing instruments, styles, and techniques from throughout the world
- Sing without judgment and value growth over perfection
- Invite audiences into our welcoming community through sing-alongs within every performance
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For a new choir we're building a bit of a history...
TRC will be performing at the University of Puget Sound’s Race and Pedagogy National Conference September 28 + 29. Information on registration to the conference can be found here: UPS Race and Pedagogy Conference. Being an organization that champions diversity, we’re ecstatic to be a part of this event.
Come join us at our season kickoff September 11th as we make a stand to unite our community. We are excited and looking forward to your presence at what should be a fantastic event.
Featuring the Tacoma Refugee Choir, live band, poetry and stories, original songs by members of the choir, dancer Vorece Miller, paintings of refugees and immigrants by Jonathan Hanks and Caribbean singer Anthony Cole. The performance is 7pm on May 12th at: Stewart Middle School 5010 Pacific Avenue Tacoma, WA 98408 Free admission – first come Read more about Tacoma Refugee Choir presents “Refugee Stories” on May 12th[…]
Featuring Wanz, Caleb Jermaine, Stephanie Anne Johnson and the Tacoma Refugee Choir. The performance is 7pm on March 10th at: Urban Grace Church 902 Market St Tacoma, WA 98402 Free admission – first come seating. For more information visit CommunitySingAlong.com or call 253-343-2867. To download the recently recorded Everyone Has a Song, click here.
Join us as we welcome Wanz, QDot, and Stephanie Anne Johnson at Everyone has a Song, a community sing-a-long. The performance is 7pm on November 4th, at Lincoln High School. Admission is free, but tickets are required. FREE TICKETS available at: Vien Dong Restaurant 3801 S. Yakima Avenue Anahuac Mexican Restaurant 9002 Pacific Avenue or by Read more about Comunity Sing-A-Long November 4th[…]
In July, the choir went into the recording studio to record our first song, “Everyone Has a Song.” Featuring a Grammy winner, Grammy nominee and five singers from The Voice all hailing from the Tacoma area, this song available September 15, 2017 will help us reach more people. Our plans include featuring this song in Read more about In July, the choir went into the recording studio to record our first song, “Everyone Has a Song.” […]
Tacoma Community College’s ESL & Music programs has joined as partners in our effort, and in our first five months we performed five times with audiences of approximately 1,650 people who also sang along with us, 117 community members attending at least one rehearsal, 100 additional ESL students who visited and an average attendance of Read more about Our impact has reached over 2,000 people![…]
The warm reception of our first two public performances leads to the formal launch of the Tacoma Refugee Choir on January 17, 2017!
Inspired by the plight of refugees and the quote, “What if their story was your story,” director Erin Guinup felt compelled to reach out to refugees in April 2016. She chose to use her gift for music with an aim to help refugees feel safe and accepted and supported. Beginning with a partnership with Tacoma Read more about What if their story was your story?[…]