Chorus of Courage

National Arts Centre, 4th Stage, 1 Elgin Street , Ottawa, ON

Chorus of Courage is many things. It is a space created to hold and honour the voices and stories of survivors of violence (our storytellers). We came together as a group and became friends and allies – a supportive family. We created a home to explore some of the most difficult experiences one can imagine – a retreat – and we did it with love, music, silence, acceptance, guidance, connection, and movement, hand in hand. This project explores the entire spectrum of emotions that are felt through the unique experiences of the ones we are here to honour – our storytellers.

The evening at the National Arts Centre will showcase the songs our songwriters and allies created and provide a platform for the storyteller’s stories and experiences to be held and heard through song and music.