My name is Denise Wilson and I am the founder and director of Blue Moon Rising, a community choir in Lafayette, Indiana. For most of my life I was part of band that specialized in Celtic, French-Canadian, and traditional American music. Though the songs I select for Blue Moon Rising is diverse, I frequently include sea shanties, traditional ballads, and contemporary folk songs. Blue Moon Rising is part of the Ubuntu Choir Network, and as such we welcome everyone to sing with us regardless of musical background or ability. OUR MISSION: To create a welcoming space for all voices to freely join in harmony with others. To create beautiful music! To build a vibrant, supportive, and accepting community where people have fun singing together! To replenish and nurture the spirit. Raising voices together creates good will, unity, harmony and common purpose. To share our music with the local community, particularly for events that celebrate peace, justice, and deep caring for the natural world.