Joining the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir was terrifying. I was younger than most of the Choristers when I joined, many years ago. Jennie was one of those people who I got to know early on because she was a lovely, kind soul. Over the years I’ve gotten to know her, we’ve shared about music, we’ve shared about art, and most of all, we’ve shared how community is formed whenever we have music, art, and culture.
When we have community, everything else is easier, from solidarity for workers to implementing greener choices, to caring for our neighbours. Jennie and I have worked together as musicians and in the community for years and it isn’t easy to make music with people for that long with people you don’t like. Thankfully, Jennie and I like each other very much.