The Choir Project invites people from all walks of life to put their hopes and concerns, their feelings and thoughts, their jokes and woes into song. A week-long workshop of communal improvisation, lyric-writing, and composition culminates in a short performance — with often surprising results.
The Choir Project was born in May 2010. It began as an offshoot of the international Complaints Choir, a project initiated by two Finnish artists with the aim of “transforming the huge energy people put into complaining into something else.”
The Choir Project is now an independent, ever-evolving project of community-based expression through song. The aim is to use the same format — a week-long workshop with amateur participants, followed by a short musical performance — to explore different themes of relevance to the community. The results can never be the same; they will always be new and unpredictable, depending on the theme, the people involved, and what happens in the moment — the unique experience unfolding in the rehearsal room. The only constant is the drive towards self-expression and community collaboration, and the spirit of equal and active participation.
The Choir Project is open to everyone — yes, that includes you.