Tacoma Refugee Choir is a diverse, non-auditioned choral ensemble dedicated to using music’s exceptional power to foster unity, joy, and meaningful action and dialogue. 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
Perhaps the most powerful indicator of the choir’s early success is its ability to spread a spirit of hope and optimism among its members. Extensive research supports the idea that singing makes us happier, and our ensemble’s shared sense of purpose only magnifies this joyful response. At a time when many Americans are motivated by and responding to fear, we hope to inspire people to sing and allow music to empower them to use their voices for good. We hope that uniting our voices will create a collective, uplifting voice even more powerful than the sum of its parts.
Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. and will resume on September 12, 2017.