The Power of "With"

Oct 9, 2011

The Power of With
by Ann Meier Baker, President & CEO, Chorus America
The Voice, Fall 2011

"I often talk about the value of choral singing as a collaborative endeavor, where diverse groups of people sing with each other to produce something that would be impossible for any individual to do alone. Professional and amateur singers include a colorful array of participants that is a bright reflection of our world: black, white, Latino, and Asian; Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, and Jewish; children, teens, adults, and seniors; Conservatives, Liberals, Independents, and Tea Partiers. All this and more argues for a power of with that is unique to choruses."

- Ann Meier Baker

"Choruses bring diverse people together to make beautiful music and offer us a much-needed antidote to the 'i' epidemic. This article is adapted from The Voice, Fall 2011."