“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”
― Henry David Thoreau
Music has power. Power to protect us and to provide safe haven. Power to connect us to each other and to our best selves. Through our history, SMC and SWC have used this power on behalf of the LGBTQ community and our allies in times of trouble and in times of celebration.
This week’s election, whatever your personal politics, demonstrates that a great cultural divide cleaves our country. We know that our voices can play a role in building a more harmonious world that reflects our shared values.
We will sing to create joy in times of fear.
We will sing to inspire our community to have the energy and the will to stand against misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and other injustices.
We will sing stories about our lives that need to be heard in order to replace fear and ignorance with understanding and acceptance.
We sing because it is necessary. Creating empathy and beauty is what we do. Our voices are here for you now, next month, and in the coming years.
Steve Smith, Executive Director
Paul Caldwell, Artistic Director