That music is a kind of magic that belongs to everyone who joins in.
That singing together is a feminist practice.
That all bodies deserve protection from harm and spaces to heal
That singing should be accessible to all and that queer voices should be heard
In tearing things up,
In rejecting systems of oppression that destroy peoples, cultures, worlds
In asking questions rather than making assumptions about each other's identities, histories, possibilities
In collective organising, flexible leadership and learning as we go along
Embracing beautiful chaos while holding ourselves to account
That music has the power to change us and remake the world
That singing together commits us to joy and keeping hope alive
F*Choir is a London-based, all-genders choir led by performance artist and drummer Jenny Moore. Over the last 4 years it has grown as a place to gather in body and in voice, to vibrate and move and learn together. We sing songs about gender, sexuality, freedom and rage. We don’t use traditional sheet music and gendered voice parts or auditions, but instead devise other ways to notate and perform Moore’s high energy arrangements of everything from Meredith Monk to Tirzah and Micachu. Our aim is provide space for all voices to be heard without assuming anyone’s gender, origin or sexuality - to use the choir as a form of feminist practice and communal singing as a type of magic.
F*Choir has performed across the UK, sold out gigs at Earth Hackney, Mountford Hall, Raven Row, Wellcome Collection; worked with Young Women’s Music Project and OVADA in Oxford, set up a DIY residency in Catalonia, Spain. In 2020 we were in-residence at Borealis festival for experimental music, Norway, leading a euphoric week of concerts, workshops and interventions across Bergen. Our work has been featured on BBC3 Late Junction, “Hymns and Hers: Radical Choirs and Feminist Carols,” the Guardian, Ballade Magazine, New Statesman and supported by our musical hero, the patron saint of F*Choir, Planningtorock.