DC's Feminist Singers


Important Notice

Mayor Bowser Announces Phase Two Begins on Monday, June 22

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Phase Two will begin on Monday, June 22, 2020, allowing certain businesses to reopen and activities to resume under specified conditions outlined at

UPDATE: Phase Two extended

Mayor Muriel Bowser @MayorBowser
I have extended the District's Public Health Emergency until December 31, 2020.

Full order [linked]. 4:05 PM · Oct 7, 2020

There is no safe rehearsal proceedure, that is available to us, for the forseeable future. Please check back and we will let you know when we are able to rehearse again.

What's Ahead for Singers?

NATS Panel of Experts Lays Out Sobering Future for Singers: "No Vaccine, No Safe Public Singing"

On May 5th, an expert panel assembled by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Chorus America, the Barbershop Harmony Society, and the Performing Arts Medical Association (PAMA) laid out a sobering vision for the future of public singing in America. The primary goal of the panel, according to NATS Executive Director Dr. Allen Henderson, was "to bring scientists and medical professionals directly to our audience, as those of us who run professional organizations do not have the direct knowledge ourselves of these complex issues."

Performing Arts Aerosol Study Preliminary Results 2

Our 43rd Season, eventually...

The chorus your mother warned you about is always recruiting.

“In the dark times
Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing.
About the dark times.”
—Bertolt Brecht, Svendborg Poems

When it is safe to gather again, come join us to sing about the dark times, and the bright times, and what gets us from one to the other.

From Season 41...

singers from the 2018-2019 season

Singers Always Welcome (...when it is safe again)

If you missed our open house rehearsal...

Drop in and see what we're about. Less snacks—but more singing!

Wednesdays 7:00p to 9:00p, at National City Christian Church. See if we're the right fit for you.

We want bread, but we want roses too!

We began in 1978 as the DC Area Feminist Chorus, were known as Bread and Roses Feminist Singers from 1983 to the fall of 2009, and became Fortissima in October 2009.

We have the same commitment to music and social justice regardless of the name.

We are open to all sopranos and altos, regardless of gender, and without audition.

Fortissima: DC's Feminist Singers

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