HUMANIFESTO

We Believe...

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.

CURRENT VOICES - 2021

JENNY MOORE - ALICE MOON - AMY CORCORAN - ANNA JOHNSTON - BALKIS EMBAREK -BETH BRAMICH - BIANCA STEPHENS - CAROLINA ONGARO - CHARLOTTE CARPENTER - CHARLOTTE TURTON - DANIELA CORDA - DEBS GRAYSON - DOUGLAS DARE - EL VONNE BROWN - FRANKIE LÉGÈRE - JENI BE - JOY SCHLAGETER - JUDITH LOESING - KIT FALCK - LOTTE JOHNSON - MOLLY IRWIN CLARK - NINA SCOTT - POPPY COCKBURN - ROSA IRWIN CLARK - RUBIE GREEN - RUTH BEALE - SARAH DUFFY - SCARLETT LASSOFF - SIB TRIGG - SOPHIE CHAPMAN - SUSAN BEATTIE - VLADA MARIA TCHARYEVA - ZIA X