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...
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?[…]