Who Are Pihcintu?

Welcoming immigrant children from around the globe, The Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus helps restart young lives. War-torn villages, bloodshed, refugee camps, famine, and political turmoil were devastating realities for many of these young singers before being embraced by the warmth, companionship and harmony that Pihcintu provides.

The power of survival eases but never erases the memory of unthinkable atrocities, physical danger and personal tragedy. Portland, Maine, an ever-expanding international resettlement community, was fertile ground to bring together children from diverse backgrounds to sing as one. Con Fullam, award-winning producer, musician, and songwriter, combined his passion for music with a deep concern for the effect of world issues on children - creating The Chorus with the help of countless supporting souls from all walks of life. This unique chorus of young women from Cambodia, China, Congo, El Salvador, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Viet Nam, British West Indies, and Zambia, along with children whose families have been here for generations, have formed a powerful and permanent bond. Through the healing power of music, these vulnerable, yet brave, young women have learned to trust, hope and laugh again. The children and their music are transformative. Being in their presence is a life-enhancing experience and they touch the hearts of all who hear them!

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In the News

Choir story on the Today Show

Choir has important message for refugees. Jenna Bush interviews the groups founder, Con Fullam

WCSH-TV Story

A chorus here in Maine that brings together young singers from all over the world is getting national attention.

Harmony in Tragedy: Palestinian and Israeli Teens Write a Song Together
Members of Pihcintu Participating at World Summit

Members of Pihcintu Participating at Music-In-Common Summit

During a recent 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, a delegation of Israeli and Palestinian teens traveled 5,000 miles to join 18 young people born in the United States and war-torn regions around the globe. learn more

"These young women are an inspiration to us all."

Rachel Talbott Ross - Maine State Director NAACP

"The power of song brings us all together, and no chorus does it better than the Pihciutu Chorus...."

James Tierney - Director of the National State Attorneys General Program
at Columbia Law School

"Pihcintu fills your heart, moves your spirit and taps your toes! These extraordinary young voices embody the power of music to transform. I am so very grateful for their gift of song and spirit. Go Pihcintu!"

Hon. Thomas H. Andrews - President and CEO - United to End Genocide