Amasong Chorus singers practicing

Amasong Chorus singers performing


From The Advocate, June 22, 2004

The Amasong Chorus: Singing Out (June 15, PBS's Independent Lens--check local listings): "I guess I moved from political activism to musical activism," lesbian-feminist chorale director Kristina Boerger remarks at one point in this engaging documentary. And as director Jay Rosenstein shows, they're really two sides of the stone coin. Boerger and her friends, some of whom had musical careers before joining the Champaign-Urbana, Ill.-based Amasong Chorus and some of whom did not, overcome every obstacle, making both sweet music and self-realization possible where one might not expect it. This doesn't sound like particularly compelling material on paper, but the results on-screen are quite powerful in delightfully subtle ways.