Calling On Choruses to #Sing1Voice

By Chorus America

…We believe that singing together is a powerful tool for bringing people together. Now is the time to put that tool to work.

The #Sing1Voice effort calls on the choral community to give voice to the things that unite us rather than divide us. As Francisco Núñez, artistic director of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City said, “Maybe if we listen to each other’s music, we will be willing to listen to each other’s words.”

We invite your chorus, choir, or singing ensemble to participate – and to spread the message. Here’s how:

Find or film a video of your ensemble singing about something that unites us – love, beauty, truth, peace.
Share your video using the hashtag #Sing1Voice on Facebook, YouTube, and any other social media platforms you use.
Invite more groups to do the same. In your post, tag at least two ensembles that are somehow different from yours – whether in location, genre, size, heritage, or another way – and invite them to participate.

Let’s create a space in which we can listen to and learn from each other.

Here is the Young People’s Chorus of New York City kicking off #Sing1Voice.

Facebook Reactions to #Sing1Voice

Very inspirational. Love seeing a group of young teens singing and loving it……helps to change the world.

Oh I love you ALL! What an amazing example of Diversity, Love, Togetherness, and just pure Power and Joy! Ah! Thank you for being you and sharing your gift. Immense Gratitude.

Love the beautiful diverse voices spreading love and peace through this wonderful song!!

How beautiful! Uplifting! Feeling the soul and spirit! Amen, and peace on earth!

It is amazing how music can touch us!! So, here from my small city in Mexico……thank you!!!

Simply stunningly gorgeous! Just the uplift I need in this oh-so-troubled time! Thank you beautiful young people and your inspiring choral director, please keep singing and raising our spirits!

This is a beautiful garden of humanity. Demonstrating the true oneness of the human race. How can something like this be considered bad? HOW?!

Looks like ALL cultures, ALL races, All religions to me. And they seem to get along just fine! Why can’t we?

Wow!! Gorgeous! Those beautiful faces, beautiful voices! An inspiring example of what’s possible. We are one people!! Francisco Nunez, you are the best!!

This was beautiful. The future is in the hands of our youth and I have every confidence in you.

Many mahalos from Hawaii! You brought a smile deep to my heart!

When people sing together, our hearts begin to beat in unison…. thank you! You are our future and our hope! Love Always Wins!

Beautiful! Each one is a star but humble at the same time. Outstanding! Perfect example of how life in this country should be. Multitudes of all races coming together peacefully.