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Chicago Joins International I Can’t Keep Quiet Movement Celebrating Empowerment, Unique Identities, Engagement & Voice with Community Chorus

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.

THE CHORUS

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.

REHEARSALS

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.

UPDATES

Follow the Women’s March on Chicago Facebook Page (The FB group with 45,000+ members) for ongoing updates.

ACCESSIBLITY

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.

REEHEARSAL DATES:

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

REHEARSAL LOCATION:

Preston Bradley Center

Auditorium

941 West Lawrence Avenue

Uptown Neighborhood in Chicago

(Located at the intersection of Sheridan Road & Lawrence Avenue 2 blocks east of the El)

PERFORMANCE DATE:

Saturday, May 13

1p-3p

PERFORMANCE LOCATION

Downtown Chicago – To Be Announced

FOR ONGOING UPDATES:

Follow the Women’s March on Chicago Facebook page – the group with 45,000+ members.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1274648525889466/

QUESTIONS?

Contact producer Kimberly Soenen at kimberlyjsoenen@gmail.com

Rehearse this song in the weeks ahead. Here we go. Together Together.

SONG LYRICS:

https://www.icantkeepquiet.org/thesong/

SONG VERSION WE WILL PERFORM:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cc_neVdjb4&feature=youtu.be

2 replies
  1. Connie Bacon
    Connie Bacon says:

    Hi !

    There are quite a few people I would like to share this with. Is there a FB events page so it’s easier to share? Thanks! I am super excited about this!!!!

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