Being Human Together: A Justice Choir Experience

This performance experience features new and familiar music investigating the questions above and, hopefully, inspiring us to action in our St. Louis community. Enjoy music from the newest chapter of the international Justice Choir movement, Justice Choir STL. We are a radically inclusive community choir amplifying local justice movements through collaborative partnership performances. Led by Ethical Society of St. Louis Music Director Claire Minnis, this ensemble is open to all voices. If you have an interest in singing and a passion for justice, you belong here.

Our performances connect our audiences with a local organization working to build justice in the St. Louis community, and our wide variety of musical selections include songs from the Justice Choir Songbook, familiar favorites like Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me,” and newer tunes like The Highwomen’s Grammy-award-winning “Crowded Table.”

Program

  1. WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
    I Lift My Voice – by Andrea Ramsey: https://songs.justicechoir.org/ILiftMyVoice
    Liberty and Justice for All – by Brandon Williams: https://songs.justicechoir.org/LibertyForAll
    If You Want Peace (Work for Justice) – by David Avshalomov: http://justicechoir.org/songbook
  2. THE BELOVED COMMUNITY
    poetry by Cara Blair and Dr. Treasure Shields Redmond
    Rise – by Arianne Abela: https://songs.justicechoir.org/Rise
    Connected
    – by Brian Tate
    Crowded Table – by The Highwomen, arr. Andrea Ramsey
  3. OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTION
    words from Kelly Moore, International Institute of St. Louis
  4. CONNECTIONS & COMMITMENTS
    We Will Sing – by Penny Stone: https://songs.justicechoir.org/WeWillSing
    We’re Free – by Kevin Caparotta: https://songs.justicechoir.org/Free
    Stand by Me- by Leiber, Stoller & Ben E. King, arr. De-Lisser

Podcast

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