A Queerly Joyful Noise: Choral Musicking for Social Justice


2018 Choice Outstanding Academic Title
Honorable Mention, 2019 Herndon Book Prize – (SEM-GST)

A Queerly Joyful Noise examines how choral singing can be both personally transformative and politically impactful. As they blend their different voices to create something beautiful, LGBTIQ singers stand together and make themselves heard. Comparing queer choral performances to the uses of group singing within the civil rights and labor movements, Julia Jules Baln maps the relationship between different forms of oppression and strategic musical forms of resistance. She also explores the potential this queer communal space creates for mobilizing progressive social action.

A proud member of numerous queer choruses, Baln draws from years of firsthand observations, archival research, and extensive interviews to reveal how queer chorus members feel shared vulnerability, collective strength, and even moments of ecstasy when performing.
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Authors: Julia “Jules" Balen

Date: 2021

Upload Date: 8-17-2023 5:56:33 PM

Format: epub

Pages: 224



Language: English

ISBN / ASIN: ISBN10:0813588383


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