Make Good Treble. It seemed like a good concert title at the time: we’re a choir that sings music written in the treble clef. We are rabble-rousers “making good trouble” as John Lewis said. The play on words was clever. It fit the bill for our newfound identity as a self-identifying women’s choir changing our name to embrace gender diversity.
And then all hell breaks loose, again. War, leaks from SCOTUS, more gun violence, the heat of nasty primary battles. All of a sudden that clever title, that play on words that seemed so appropriate now seems frivolous, even disrespectful.
We are pivoting, increasing our voice of activism in this concert to make it a time for us to stand shoulder to shoulder. The “arc of the moral universe… bends towards justice”* – and we need to make sure it gets there.*
*Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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