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'Singing Is Not Enough'

Kansas City Womens Chorus photo wlogo Credit Anderson Artwork 2019
Anderson Artwork
Emily Marrin
The Kansas City Women's Chorus

Classical KC speaks with Emily Marrin and Uli Schneider from The Kansas City Women's Chorus about the group's origins, performances, and how they fight for equality and social justice through art and action.


Stephen Steigman


Emily Marrin, executive director
Uli Schneider, board president

Photos by Danielle Mousley and Uli Schneider
Danielle Mousley and Uli Schneider
Uli Schneider and Emily Marrin


We Are the Voices
by Jim Papoulis ed. By Sophia Miller

She Rises
by Catherine Dalton

We Can Do It
by Eric Lane Barnes

Richer For Her
by Andrea Ramsey, text by Charlotte Tall Mountain

Bright Morning Stars
trad. arr. by Jay Althouse

by Mark Hayes, text by Maya Angelou
Autumn Manning, soloist

Liberty and Justice for All
by Brandon Williams
Emily Marrin, soloist

by Abbie Betinis

Courage to Be
by Ruth Huber

One Foot - Lead With Love
by Melanie DeMore
Erika Rice, soloist

Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round
trad. arr. by J. David Moore

Be the Change
by Marc Kaplan and Colin Britt, words adapted from Gandhi

You can learn more about The Kansas City Women's Chorus and see performances at kcwomenschorus.org.

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC and chief of broadcast operations for KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC. You can email him at stephen@kcur.org.
Sam Wisman is a Senior Producer for 91.9 Classical KC and a backup announcer for KCUR 89.3. Email him at samwisman@classicalkc.org.