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REHEARSALS (Tuesdays 7 pm - 8:30 pm)

Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation

1115 S. 56th St. Tacoma, WA 98408

© 2019 | The Tacoma Refugee Choir

not your typical choir

We believe in the power of music to heal, change and unite. By coming together as people of all cultures, colors, and religions, our communities can change for the better. 


The Tacoma Refugee Choir deeply values the health and safety of all of our members and supporters.  Due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we are making some adjustments in our upcoming programming.

  1. Beginning on March 17th, Tacoma Refugee Choir will meet remotely via Zoom for practices and small group sessions to adapt to concerns about large gatherings. We are using this time to strengthen relationships, uplift one another, write and share songs based on the experiences of our members, and of course, SING! 

  2. We are focusing on our Member Services and following up with our members to identify individual needs and connect them to community resources. We are in this together!

  3. Because our Tacoma Refugee Choir’s Annual Fundraiser scheduled for March 28th has been postponed, we will be launching an online Singing Fundamentals Course series with all proceeds benefiting the choir. This beginner/intermediate level course will feature members of the choir as we cover the fundamentals of singing and how singing can be a tool for dealing with current challenges. More details will be available Monday, March 23rd.  

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We are a welcoming community of refugees, immigrants, and friends united in the pursuit of love, hope, and belonging.

Though we as individuals may feel powerless to change conditions for the 65 million people displaced by wars, famine, and natural disasters, we are not powerless to ensure that those who find themselves in our community are welcomed and loved.

What do we do?

We use music to engage our members in conversation and connections, focusing on the relationships that form as we sing together. Many of our songs are based on the stories of refugees in our community or co-created with members.

To provide a more equitable and welcoming space,


  1. No audition is required

  2. Musical training is not needed 

  3. Participation and performances are free 

We believe in the power of music to heal, change and unite. By coming together as people of all cultures, colors, and religions, our communities can change for the better.  

Join the movement! 

Sign up to receive exclusive content such as stories, music, and videos. Learn how you can get involved and make a difference to welcome refugees in your community.

Download the "Be Counted" Sheet Music


You can make a difference by:

Simply saying hello and extending respect to people in your community, especially those who identify as refugees and immigrants. 


Making a donation to allow us to keep our programming free.

Sharing our music, videos, social posts.

Attending our concerts and events (many of which are free) and accepting the challenge to use your voice to make a difference.


Donate to the Tacoma Refugee Choir

We are a diverse team dedicated to creating a welcoming community
for all.

Our Team
“It’s hard not to love people when you sing together.”
-“Everyone Has a Song” by the Tacoma Refugee Choir 




"I know that if anything happens, there is a community of people who will be right there to come help me — or anyone else.


“The choir healed my mistrust…the choir gave me a reason to do hard things….I will make you proud.”



"It’s a beautiful place. I love the energy. I love the diversity. I love the
togetherness. It makes me feel happy. It makes me feel at
home. I love it!