F*Choir is a collective endeavour lead by performance artist Jenny Moore. Based in London, it has become a place to gather in body and voice. Our aim is to practice intersectional feminism, providing space for all our voices to be heard. We don’t assume anybody’s gender, origin or sexuality and discuss our politics face to face between rehearsals.
In the winter of 2017, Keep it Complex brought a group of art workers and activists together at Unite Against Dividers, a weekend of workshops, debates, questions and networking to equip and activate the arts community after the UK’s EU Referendum. Angry, burnt-out, exhausted, and over-stretched from self-organising, KIC invited Jenny Moore to lead a vocal workshop around her song “We Want Our Bodies Back.” It was then when f*choir was first rehearsed and founded, continuing to run fortnightly ever since.
Led by Jenny’s exploration into choral arrangements, composition, and song-writing, the members of f*choir commit to showing up for each other, exploring collective singing as a feminist practice.
“Learning about myself by seeing myriad ways that other people in choir live their lives, sing and self-actualise. It’s very inspiring. Unlike certain queer focused groups, it doesn’t feel like an exercise in gay sadness but instead is enbibed with queer liberation! Being ourselves and vibrating together!”f*choir member
F*choir pulls us all out of isolation.f*choir member
F * Choir symbolizes a safe city where everyone is welcome. It is not necessarily what happens on stage, the result if you will, that is the most important thing, but the feeling of being strong and visible. And that feeling and strength I think will continue after the carpet falls. The idea and the community are paramount; diversity, acceptance, pride, the right to take one’s place and the right to a place.Review of F*Choir at Borealis festival for experimental music, Bergen, Norway 2020