What's the Story, Morning Glory?
Morning Glory Choir is an all-voices-welcome singing community for womxn of all orientations, phases of life, and backgrounds.
Whether you love to sing or you're a recovering non-singer, you're invited to gather weekly in this welcoming and supportive community of women, non-binary femmes, and mamas, simply for the joy of it. Come to choir to make new friends, exercise your voice, gather skills in listening and singing, look at fatly bundled babies, and soak up the many wonderful health benefits of singing without the pressures of a traditional 'choir'!
You'll learn rounds, harmony songs, and fun songs to sing at home with your family and friends all in the oral tradition, a call and response style of learning that is accessible to all, and the way music has been shared for most of human history. We are a non-audition 'choir' and no prior singing experience is necessary! Mamas of the group are invited to bring babes in arms or singing children to come along for the fun. Per tradition, each session has half an hour of built in post-singing tea and socializing to help us cultivate community together!
"Playful. Welcoming. Supportive. Non-judgemental. Uplifting. Nurturing. Inspiring."
"Such a beautiful gathering of women, children and voices. The very first day I left feeling blissed-out, and by the end I had made many friends. Singing has become one of my favorite things to do! I catch myself humming or singing the beautiful songs we learned daily."
Who Are We?
We are a wide range of femme folk from all phases of life. We are postpartum mamas with babies, childless young adults, retired women, homeschooled kids, professional women, teen and tween girls, grandmas and more. Some of us feel very comfortable in our voices and some of us come feeling quite shy about singing in a group.
All Are Welcome.
Having a weekly space reserved for just women and femme identifying folks can be such a pleasure in a world dominated by patriarchal forces. That sweetness and power is so enhanced in the act of raising and strengthening our voices together in community. What a time in the world to be nurturing the voices of women, femme, non-binary folks, and children! These voices are so needed, and creating mutually supportive and empowering settings for them to thrive and create beauty together is crucial in these times.
In order to ensure all are truly welcome to come and join the magic of this group, we commit to upholding an explicitly antiracist ethos that weaves its way through everything we do and stand for. We want and need voices of all kinds to be a part of making beauty in this world, and we commit to doing what it takes to create a safe container for all voices - POC voices, indigenous voices, trans voices, teen voices, non-binary voices, elder voices, voices of wind and bird speech. Trans women are welcome here! A special member scholarship is available for POC upon request.
"I look forward to coming to choir each week! Annie creates a warm and welcoming environment where you can feel totally comfortable, no matter your experience level."
"This has been a wonderfully connecting experience for me and something beautiful to share with my daughter. Singing with Annie and this group has really been a gift for us. Singing is scary for me, but I love it."