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 sing because no matter how tired I am, or if I am in a “down” mood, music gives me energy and makes me feel more positive. I carry the melodies of the songs we sing with me all week, in between our rehearsals, and it helps music be a part of every day of my life.



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