We feel it is important that all our members feel comfortable in the choir. That is why we regularly plan activities that strengthen the group and that ensure that everyone feels safe. You can see that in our performances, because the more comfortable you feel, the more you dare to show yourself.
Within the choir there is therefore no room for discrimination and other forms of exclusion. Not only is this not tolerated, the choir regularly sings songs that draw attention to social injustice and inclusivity. In addition, the choir participated in #050hangtdevlaguit.
Pop Choir Estrellas strives for a diverse and inclusive group of members. Nevertheless, we notice that it is difficult to find members with varied cultural backgrounds. We hope that everyone feels welcome to join and that we can make our choir even more diverse in the coming years. We also try to take this into account when recruiting members.
Besides cultural background, we are also aware of gender diversity. The choir was founded as a women’s choir. For our generation, however, this term is somewhat outdated and insufficiently inclusive for all our members. To improve inclusivity, we still use the voice groups alto, mezzo and soprano, but do not look at what gender or sex our members have. If your voice is a good fit for the choir, that’s enough to become a member.
Finally, we understand that not everyone has the same level of abilities. We strive to be accessible to the largest possible group. If you need adjustments in order to participate, we are happy to think along with you.