On February 3, 2017, Aimee Michaels z”l, died after a long battle with cancer. Aimee was a founder of Voices Rising and a vibrant member of our community. We will miss her dearly. As per Aimee’s wishes, please make a donation in her memory to support our ongoing mission to build community through song.

We at Voices Rising are pleased to introduce our Fermata section to kick off our tenth anniversary year. A fermata is a symbol used in music notation to sustain a note. Our Fermatas are the people who sustain us! Email us at to join the Fermata section.

Who is a Fermata?

  • A former singing member or singing member on leave
  • A partner, relative, or friend of a singing member who volunteers her or his time and resources to support our missions of community-building and musical excellence

Reasons to be a Fermata:

  • Someone you love is a Voices Rising singer
  • You used to sing with us and want to stay connected
  • You love our commitment to feminist and LGBT community
  • You have time, space, and/or funds to make sure the VR community continues not only to exist, but to grow and thrive

What are some things a Fermata can do?

  • Volunteer with ushering, box office, or merchandise on the day of a performance
  • Help us get the word out about our performances and fundraisers
  • Set up monthly giving to enable us to take our music on the road and reach the wide audience that our music merits!

What’s in it for you?

  • In-kind donations and monetary donations are tax deductible
  • It’s an amazing way to meet some really good friends who are working for a common purpose

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