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An experimental women's choir getting ready to record/release an album of original music, accompanied by multiple instrumentalists.

The Assembly of Light Choir is a ramshackle collection of about twenty women from Providence, Rhode Island. Formed in late 2008, we are a secular choir; our music is experimental/classical in style, with a rock-and-roll sensibility, and is fully written by our classically-trained founder, Chrissy Wolpert. Our always-evolving lineup includes women from various artistic and career backgrounds and degrees of vocal experience and training. 

After performing on several other bands' recordings, playing a bunch of local shows, and embarking on a sweaty East Coast tour in summer 2011 (which was well-received in the media; see below), we plan to record a full-length album this May. The songs are fully written and ready to record, and we are practicing feverishly in preparation for recording. We have lined up a variety of guest instrumentalists to accompany us, from guitar, drums, and bass to piano, strings, and solo vocals. Our goal is to raise $4,500 for recording and mastering our album with our good friends at Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket, RI. Should we surpass that lofty goal, we will use any remaining funds to pay for travel on an upcoming tour.

Thank you for considering this project. We are beyond thrilled to embark on this new adventure, with your help.

Here's some of our recent press coverage:

“When Choral Met Metal” by Stephen Heyman, The New York Times style blog, Summer 2011

"Doing It Live: The Body, A Choir And A Church" on NPR Music, July 1, 2011

Audio and video of performance at Le Poisson Rouge, New York City, July 2011: audio (NPR Music)  // video (Vimeo)

Former choir member Jaime Lowe's photographic tour diary in BUST magazine, July 2011

Rhode Island Public Radio - Artscape, September 28, 2011

choir group photo credit: Natalja Kent

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