Give for Peace
We invite you to join us for our 2021 virtual fundraiser, Give for Peace! Normally we would hold our annual fundraiser, Feast for Peace, as an in-person dinner. Given the pandemic and our concern for your well-being, we are moving our event online this year.
New Dates! Much is in store for you! Our online fundraiser opens with a spectacular virtual concert on Saturday April 10 at 6 PM PST. We will share with you empowering videos around non-violent communication, civil rights, gender equality, and more each day through Wednesday April 14.
P.S. Our concert on YouTube has had over 1350 views (including 275 from the Saturday premiere, but not including views of individual numbers, and our Let America Be America Again has had 341 views by itself).
Seattle Peace Chorus presents:
- Jason Turner, soloist, “A Change Is Gonna Come”
- “Let America Be America Again” – musical setting of the poetry of Langston Hughes & other songs inviting all citizens to open their hearts and participate in our democracy.
- Jimi Malary, baritone soloist, and Sondra Segundo, Haida soloist, “Let America Be America Again”
- Chris Daigre, renown African-American dancer
- The Courage Ensemble, with Reverend Dr. Kelle Brown, soloist, Emmy Ulmer on timpani, and guest conductor Kenya Léger
- Shades of Praise Choir, directed by Kent Stevenson
- Gretchen Yanover on cello
- and more
“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.”
— Mahatma Gandhi
Working for Peace and Justice
During these times of contagion, when singing together can exacerbate the risk for everyone, Seattle Peace Chorus is planning to work for peace and justice in new and creative ways.
“If a choir is only about singing and performing - there will be no choir for a while. If choir is about teaching and learning, growing, connecting, community, cultural exploration and transmission, and innovating - we will find a way to have choir.” — Kellie Walsh, President of Choral Canada
Membership in Seattle Peace Chorus
Singing together, in concert halls and during marches and demonstrations, has always been a part of how Seattle Peace Chorus promotes messages of peace and justice, but membership in Seattle Peace Chorus has always meant more than singing together. Help us in these times to continue to reach out to change people’s hearts and minds.
Your regular dues as a member of Seattle Peace Chorus entitle you to participate in all our activities without further fees. If you choose not to become a regular member of Seattle Peace Chorus, however, you may pay a modest fee to offset the cost of hiring technicians and musicians to bring virtual experiences to fruition.
If you have not previously joined as a member of Seattle Peace Chorus, to sign up to participate please fill out an audition request form and tell us how you’d like to participate.
Members past and present may sign up by contacting us at email@example.com.
We urge everyone to support organizations that promote peace, protect our planet, and fight for the underprivileged. See this list of organizations that we support.
For both singers and listeners, the Seattle Peace Chorus provides a unique choral experience. Our commitment to peace and social justice creates a special bond among members and with our audience.
Our repertoire, reflecting our multi-cultural, multi-national focus, ranges from spirituals and gospel to Mozart and Beethoven, from South African freedom songs to the original works of our director Fred West.
Performances often include an exciting range of instrumentalists from Cuban drummers to chamber orchestras. This rich variety is sustained by our commitment to using a collaborative process for decision making, enabling members to influence repertoire decisions through a committee that any member can join.
In addition to traveling to countries such as the former Soviet Union, Chile, Cuba, and Venezuela, and performing two major concerts a year, we support peace and community activities by singing at rallies, marches, fundraisers for disaster relief, and similar events.
If our unique approach to choral music appeals to you, consider joining us as a singer, volunteer, or financial supporter—or simply come to our concerts and be inspired.
Because of the developing SARS-CoV2 virus and the COVID-19 illness that it causes, we urge everyone to be especially careful to take care of yourself and those whom you love.
We Thank our 2020 Business Sponsors
Thank you everyone who helps support the Seattle Peace Chorus.