One hundred years ago, the 19th amendment of the constitution was ratified, giving many Americans the right to the ballot box. But not everyone.
SWC rocks the vote with a timely and rousing concert that marks the centennial of this achievement and decries the continued struggle for free and fair voting rights for all people. Featuring “R.O.C.K. in the USA,” and The Beatles’ “Revolution,” plus a new commission by Joan Szymko, “Lifting as We Climb,” inspired by the words of suffragist Mary Church Terrell, charter member of the NAACP.
Seattle First Baptist Church (general seating by price level)
Friday, January 31 - 8:00 pm*
Saturday, February 1 - 2:00 pm
Saturday, February 1 - 8:00 pm
*with certified ASL interpretation
Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center
Saturday, February 8 - 8:00 pm
The League of Women Voters will be in attendance at all performances, available to register new voters! Thank you to the King County, Snohomish County, Tacoma-Pierce County, and Washington State chapters!
A Cappella Joy is an award-winning barbershop chorus based in the Seattle area. The chorus, under the direction of Nikki Blackmer, is dedicated to musical excellence, committed to inclusiveness and diversity, and determined to bring a fresh, fun approach to a traditional American art form.
A Cappella Joy, called AJoy (ay-joy) for short, is a chapter in the Northwest region of Sweet Adelines International, an organization of 30,000-plus barbershop singers worldwide. Originally founded as the Lakeside Chorus in 1958, A Cappella Joy took on its current identity in 2003 and has grown from a handful of members to more than 60 since then.
In 2018, AJoy won first place in the Sweet Adelines regional chorus competition, qualifying to participate in the international competition in New Orleans in September 2019. At that competition, AJoy placed 16th among all competitors.