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!

Learn more

Check out the latest album release:

United Nations "Another Silent Night" (click image to view video)


We hope that visitors to this site might find it in their hearts to make a donation to the future of the chorus. We are asked to perform for many worthy audiences in Maine and beyond who do not have the financial means to support the event but have the need for it to happen. At this time in our history when the message of inclusion, tolerance, understanding and respect is so desperately needed the voices of Pihcintu bring hope and light to all who have the opportunity to experience them. Please help us continue our mission.

With gratitude,
Con Fullam

In the News

Pihcintu on the Today Show

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

Pihcintu at the Kennedy Center

Performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC

World Pihcintu Chorus at NBC Studios

Choir appearance at NBC Studios in Washington DC


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

Pihcintu Video Channel

Portland Phoenix - May 23, 2016

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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

"You girls were amazing!!"

Bono, lead singer of U2, remarking on the Pihcintu performance at the UN launching a new worldwide initiative to insure that all girls around the world receive a K through 12 education.

"Great news!! The Pihcintu story was the most viewed blog of 2019 and the video has had massive engagement on social media."

Junia Geisler - Director of Communications, USA for United Nations High Commission for Refugees

"Congratulations on the Premiere of “Somewhere”! You should be very proud of this worldwide recognition of your talents and the inspiration you provide. I encourage you to keep showing the world that there is no obstacle the girls and women of any age cannot overcome."

Janet Mills - Governor of the State of Maine.

"Pihcintu’s performance of, Under One Sky, was a wonderful way to open the celebration of JFK’s 100th birthday and the 50 th anniversary of the Peace Corps here at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Pihcintu’s presence is inspirational and their message transforming."

Neeta Helms, Executive Director of Washington Serenade at the Kennedy Center Washington DC

"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