Holly Denton, a Verona resident and lover of all things musical, is inviting other Verona women to join the Women’s Fire Choir, “a joyful community of women singing together in harmony to make a difference in the world with our voices, keeping our hearts open and determination strong in these very troubling times.”
The group, which meets at Synagogue B’Nai Keshet in Montclair, is committed to what it calls “artistic activism”: singing at local demonstrations, singing in support of immigrants’ rights and racial justice, and performing at fundraisers for progressive organizations. The Women’s Fire Choir sings to women with cancer, the aged and the dying, and at women’s shelters and soup kitchens.
Women of all ages and levels of singing experience are welcome to join the group, which meets on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.. There will be a free introductory evening on Thursday, September 14, and the fall season begins on. Memberships are on a sliding scale of $10 to $20, but no one is turned away for lack of funds.