kith + kin chorus

kith + kin (def: friends and family)

Kith + Kin Chorus, an uncommon choir in the twin cities, strives to build community, spread joy and give in service of others through harmony.
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WED AUG 17, 7-9pm | St Peder's Lutheran Church
In the Margins book release + signing
St Peder's is K+K's rehearsal home and Shannon, the author, is the reason we found it so we'll be singing a couple songs for the event.
Free event / more info

MON AUG 22, 7-9pm | Como Lakeside Pavilion
3rd Annual Kith + Kin Choir-aoke!

A collision of choir + karaoke.

Carol King, Prince, John Prine, NSYNC,
Pat Benatar, 
Katy Perry, Queen...
You pick, we ALL sing.


Bring your voice and join Kith + Kin Chorus for this family-friendly and harmony-heavy singalong. Song list, lyrics, accompaniment and song leading provided. 

Wine, beer, cocktails and food available on site at the Dock & Paddle.
$10 suggested donation / a fundraiser for Kith + Kin Chorus
More info
Massive thanks to all who came to our sold out Season 5 Finale with jeremy messersmith. You helped us raise $10,190 to support the work of Women of Nations. How great is that!

Sad you missed it? Check out the livestream here and we hope to see you next season!

Huge thanks to The Parkway Theater for hosting us, our fiscal sponsor The Warming House and Amy Sunby for the lovely photographs.
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Kith + Kin Chorus is an uncommon community choir in the Twin Cities, open to singers of all skill levels, and 60 singers strong. If you can match a pitch and carry a tune, you can join! Voices are the original instrument and few things are more unifying than voices, raised together in song.
Led by founder Rachel Kay Ries​ (aka Her Crooked Heart​), K + K Chorus aims to nurture a welcoming, joyful environment where anyone who longs to sing in a choir again (or for the first time!) can. Singers aren't required to be able to read music or have theory training. Songs are taught with the help of sheet music and reference recordings. The song material is a wide, secular mix of classic & indie rock, pop, folk and whatever else inspires, arranged for a choir by Rachel and a few other helping hands.
K + K Chorus gives back to the Twin Cities community by holding a fundraising concert at the end of each season, the proceeds of which go to local organizations that strive to make our Cities better, safer, healthier places for all. Season 1 proceeds went to CAPI USA, S2 supported the work of Open Arms of Minnesota, S3 supported Spare Key, the pandemic thwarted S4 but S5 supported Women of Nations.
Kith + Kin Chorus meets 7 - 8:30pm Mondays and seasons run roughly Oct through April. Pre-registration for Season 6 is open until Sep 1st so if you'd like to join, drop a line to kithandkinchorus@gmail.com, requesting your name be put in the lottery hat. We are in particular need of Basses & Tenors! Once pre-registration closes, spots are then filled by section by lottery.

Let's fill this hurting world with harmony.

Rachel Ries is a fiscal year 2021 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.