Common Woman Chorus

Common Woman Chorus

Durham, NC, USA

Artistic Director

Kristen Stinnett

Executive Director


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Common Woman Chorus is a beacon for equity, justice, and belonging in the Triangle and beyond, particularly for the LGBTQ+ community.  We are a treble chorus made up of woman-identifying, gender-nonconforming, and transgender individuals. We are an LGBTQ+ centered space and a place for queer joy.  We are people always seeking and working toward justice.  We believe in the power of our collective voices.  Our name is derived from a Judy Grahn poem that reads, in part, “a common woman is as common as the best of bread . . . and will rise.”  The Chorus began in 1983 as a feminist chorus. As such, our work often reflects on the personal and political struggles of women and disenfranchised communities and celebrates the heroes who championed social change before us. Throughout our history, we have come together to present concerts that highlight the diversity of our experiences, the strength of our community and the local and global events that inspire and inform us.

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