Tacoma Refugee Choir

Tacoma Refugee Choir fosters friendships across diverse communities through the power of song.

At a time when the US is divided along immigration policy lines, and people often respond from a place of fear, the Tacoma Refugee Choir strives to build bridges in the community by spreading a message of hope and empathy. TRC is a non-auditioned choir composed of both immigrants and US-born locals. Its mission is to unite, uplift, and inspire through the transformative power of music. The choir’s name comes from a desire to stand with political refugees in solidarity and support. Today, the choir stands for all who have suffered injustice.

Talks

Tacoma Refugee Choir 14:30

Everyone has a song – welcoming refugees through music

What started as a place to sing became a refuge. Founded by Erin Guinup, just as the U.S. was closing its borders to citizens from select countries, the Tacoma Refugee Choir was determined to turn its musical practice into a celebration of human connection by welcoming voices from around the world. The Choir has created […]