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.
Registration is closed for Season 5 but drop a line to kithandkinchorus@gmail.com to get your name on the Season 6 list! You'll then be among the first to know when new singing opportunities arise. 

In the meantime, find us on Instagram & Facebook. Don't stop singing!
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every tax-deductible gift helps us cover choir expenses, subsidize for members with financial need, generate new works, print heaps of sheet music and find new ways to engage in our community.
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Kith + Kin Chorus is a new uncommon community choir in the Twin Cities, open to singers of all skill levels, and 70 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 don't need to be able read music or have theory training. Songs are taught with the help of sheet music and reference recordings. The song material is a wide mix of classic & indie rock, pop, folk and whatever else inspires, arranged for a choir by Rachel.


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, Season 2 supported the work of Open Arms of Minnesota and Season 3 supported Spare Key.


Kith + Kin Chorus meets 7:30-9 Mondays and seasons run roughly Oct through April. Registration is currently open for Season 5 so if you'd like to join, do drop a line to kithandkinchorus@gmail.com, requesting your name be put in the hat. We are in particular need of Basses & Tenors! Registration closes Sep 1 and spots are filled by section by lottery.

Let's fill this hurting world with harmony.

Rachel Ries is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters on Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.