We Are the Choir

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SATB, piano, 5 percussion

The singers of the Albert Lea Senior High School choir wrote the text for this piece, describing in concrete and abstract ways their choral experiences. It's is a head-banging, foot-stomping tribal pep rally song of choir singer pride.

Perusal Score: 
Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
FAM-0071-01
Duration: 
5:00
Commissioned By: 
Albert Lea High School
Text
Text Author or Source: 
JDM with the singers of the Albert Lea Senior High School choir
Language: 
English
Text: 

We sing songs that sound like heartbeats,
that sound like trumpets,
that sound like drumming.
We sing songs that taste like chocolate,
that taste like peaches,
that taste like honey.
We make music that sounds like horses,
that sounds like heaven,
that sounds like freedom.
We are the choir.

We sing songs that sound like water,
that sound like morning,
that sound like birdsong.
We sing songs that taste like summer,
that taste like apples,
that taste like kisses.
We make music that sounds like dancing,
that sounds like laughter,
that sounds like flying;
and we are the choir.

We raise power.
We build bridges.
We join everyone.

Our voices whisper like rain,
roar like thunder,
shine like the Northern Lights.
Our voices sting like ice,
burn like fire,
dream like the lake in the sun.
We build bridges like rainbows,
immunities like sunlight,
and peace like a river.

We sing heartbeats
We build bridges
We join the races
We are the choir!

We sing freedom
We build heaven
We join the nations

We are the choir!
and we raise power!