IMPORTANT Notice

Mayor Bowser Orders Closure of Non-Essential Businesses

DC will be restricting gatherings of ten or more people until at least 24 April 2020, so no rehearsals until then at best. Please check back and we will up-date as new information is available.

Our 42nd Season

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

Come join us to sing about the dark times, and the bright times, and what gets us from one to the other.

Last season...

Chorus photo in concert dress

Singers Always Welcome

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.

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