I joined Tonality first off to feel challenged musically, singing a wide variety of genres, as well as the higher expectation of the material. I also admire that not only does Tonality strive for musical success, but success in community and allyship.
I don’t think there are any other choirs, at least in the LA area, that are doing the work we are doing at this high of a level, on top of trying to make a difference in our communities. I feel like some people may have forgotten the connection that art and society have, but Tonality really brings that to the forefront and makes our audiences think about the material they are hearing, as well as think about the world as a whole.
The first time we performed with Bjork was kind of mind boggling, but I really do remember the first time hearing the women sing Lady In Blue and just being devastated by not only the music but the words.