Over the weekend I attended a morning of music by the Olympia Peace Choir at the Olympia Farmer's Market. The songs were refreshing on a typical overcast day in May.
After the performance I had an opportunity to ask their Director Kerri Lynn Nichols an open ended question, Why the Olympia Peace Choir?
“The Olympia Peace Choir is truly the community choir,” said Nichols with a trademark smile across her face and an energetic bounce in her voice. “We include everyone and believe in quality through inclusion. That’s why we don’t have auditions.”
The love and spirit of the Choir radiated into the atmosphere with every piece they lifted up. The smiles and expressions on its musicians provided an inviting and caring experience unique to a group so large. It was clear to this photographer that those providing the entertainment were passionate about what they were doing and truly enjoying in the experience of sharing it with others.
Nichols ended our very brief conversation by saying, “I love the group. It’s an honor to be their director.” I believe they are honored to have you too.