1000 Grandmothers for Peace

Singing Don Willis’ original arrangement of Holly Near’s song, “A Thousand Grandmothers”, the Emandal Chorale entered the Willits Frontier Days Parade on July 4, 2012. We invited grandmothers to join us, carrying pictures of their grandchildren, to create peace in the world and in our community. We walked, sang, and touched the hearts of many onlookers. Watch the video here!

If you would like to create a similar event in your community, contact us and we will send you our arrangement. Together we can make peace!

Why We Sing

I grew up loving to sing, but had a music teacher that was very shaming. I stopped singing when I was 10. Being part of Emandal has allowed me to find my voice and recapture the joy of singing for myself and as part of a wonderfully affirming and accepting group of fellow singers.



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