Sing Truth to Power
June 2 and 3, 2018
Tickets are available at the door!
Music has a way of moving us in ways that words alone cannot. The phrase “speak truth to power” originated with the Quakers in the 1950’s and has come to mean speaking out to those in authority. When we speak the truth that leads us to the power to change, we stand up for what’s right and help make the way for positive growth. Singing truth to power makes the message that much more accessible and powerful.
The songs in this concert have a few things in common - the questions they pose, the injustices they expose, the stories of courage they honor, and the resilience, joy and hope they instill in us. Expect to hear fantastic songs that will lift your spirits and inspire like Yes, We Can Can (Allan Toussaint), Hay Una Mujer (Holly Near), Harriet Tubman (Walter Robinson), I’m Still Standing Here (Janis Ian), Why We Build the War (Anais Mitchell), One Voice (Ruth Moody) as sung by the Wailin’ Jennys and many more.
There will be a pre-concert community sing ½ hour before each concert.
With the mission to celebrate the diversity of women’s lives and culture, and to build a bridge between the world we live in and the world we hope for, this choir of over 80 singers – plus one sign language interpreter for the deaf and hearing-impaired – is a community joining together in song to build community, change lives, and sing out for justice.
May we all speak truth to power - and give power to the truth we speak — so that all people may hear ~ Jade Greear