October 2, 2017

Our Mission

Tacoma Refugee Choir

Photo courtesy of Jessica Uhler Photography

“To unite, uplift, and inspire through the transformative power of music.”

We recognize music as a powerful force capable of reaching people intimately and profoundly. It moves at the foundation of culture, forming and declaring identity while uniting us in celebration of our shared humanity. It is both personal and collective, and in it, we discover truths that define us and bring us toward a greater understanding of each other.

Our mission is centered on three primary goals

To unite

  • By collaborating and connecting as a diverse group of musicians committed to building understanding and support
  • By contributing a unique collective voice to the community dialogue
  • By using music as a tool to reach across barriers to touch individual hearts and minds
  • By engaging ensemble and audience members in the joyful, collaborative experience of live music-making

To uplift

  • By performing pieces that celebrate peace, joy, and unity through diversity
  • By building new friendships amongst ensemble members
  • By creating a network of friendship and support for refugees, immigrants, and other new members of the Puget Sound community
  • By bringing fun, energy, and a sense of family to rehearsals and performances

To inspire

  • By promoting meaningful dialogue at rehearsals and performances
  • By partnering with other organizations committed to fighting injustice and strengthening the community
  • By inviting people to join in our efforts and the efforts of like-minded organizations
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