ABOUT THE PROJECT
The first performance was in Washington, DC at The Women’s March on January 21, 2017. The choir rehearsed virtually and sang for unsuspecting strangers with flash mob performance of an a cappella version of the song. Since then, groups have performed various versions of the song all over the world. If you feel the need to use your voice for a cause close to your own heart, this song is for you. If you would like to sing for someone who doesn’t have a voice, this song is for you. If you just want to sing, join us.
Our chorus is comprised of people of all ages, from all walks of life, all faiths, and all backgrounds. Senior citizens, women, children, teens and men are all welcome. You do not need singing experience to join us. If you are a professional singer, an amateur vocalist or new to singing, join us. If you can feel music, join us.
We will stand up against violence in Chicago and globally. We will sing for equality, respect, civil discourse, self-empowerment and integrity-driven conflict resolution and discourse in Illinois. We’ll sing to celebrate each other.
We will rehearse this song and a few others for one week and perform as a large group together downtown Chicago on May 13. Attend a minimum of one-two rehearsals if you cannot attend every one. The most important rehearsals to attend are May 10 and May 11.
ALL ABILITIES and ALL INCLUSIVE
For persons who are hospitalized, unable to travel or have physical limitations, we invite you to sing along with us via your iPads, mobile phones and laptops. On May 10 and May 11 we will live stream rehearsals to a closed group via Google Hang Out or Periscope. Details will be announced the first week of May.
Kindly download the Periscope App and set up Google Hang Out in preparation now. On May 13, we will also live stream the performance to ensure everyone is included and singing together at the same time.
SHARE AND INVITE FRIENDS & FAMILY TO PARTICPATE
Print the lyrics, watch the video and practice the song with friends, family, colleagues, caregivers, and senior citizens ahead of rehearsals. People are practicing now all across our city.
Follow the Women’s March on Chicago Facebook Page (The FB group with 45,000+ members) for ongoing updates.
Both the rehearsal and performance location are wheel chair accessible. Preston Bradley Center is located two blocks east of the CTA Red Line El at Lawrence. Kindly check for handicap access and safe routes for transportation. Street parking is available in Uptown, as well.
May 8 7-9:00p
May 9 7-9:00p
May 10 7-9:00p
May 11 7-9:00p
May 12 7-8:30p
Preston Bradley Center
941 West Lawrence Avenue
Uptown Neighborhood in Chicago
(Located at the intersection of Sheridan Road & Lawrence Avenue 2 blocks east of the El)
Saturday, May 13
Downtown Chicago – To Be Announced
FOR ONGOING UPDATES:
Follow the Women’s March on Chicago Facebook page – the group with 45,000+ members.
Contact producer Kimberly Soenen at email@example.com
Rehearse this song in the weeks ahead. Here we go. Together Together.
SONG VERSION WE WILL PERFORM: