Fiery Hope

An evolution of the Amandla Chorus

Our 32nd season singing for justice and peace

Our singing work continues despite changes to our world. We’ve launched a new project, “Soulful Serenades,” which enables us to bring music to people in safe groupings.

A poignantly beautiful serenade recently took place for a 68-year-old man with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. He and his wife of 50 years sat on their deck, soaking up our loving sounds. They said they felt deeply comforted by our visit at a time when family members could not travel from across the country to see them. 

If you’d like to request a Serenade, call Eveline at 413-773-8655 or email

If you’re able to lend support as we continue our work, we appreciate any and all donations. Even a very small gift can help. Checks may be made out to “Amandla, Inc.” and sent to  P.O. Box 223, Greenfield, MA  01302

PLEASE NOTE: Eveline MacDougall, founder and director of Fiery Hope / Amandla, is out with her first book, published by Haley’s. You may order Fiery Hope: building community with the Amandla Chorus by visiting

(Thank you for your patience as we update our website.)

We are committed to acting with determination and hope-filled hearts during this era of increasing injustice and environmental crisis. For this reason, we’ve decided to change our name to Fiery Hope.

Founded in 1988, our chorus is based in Greenfield, Massachusetts and made up of singers from all over the Pioneer Valley. The name Amandla, suggested by a South African member, comes from the Zulu word for “power.” We continue to celebrate the power of community.

Every season, we present new works in addition to gems from our vast repertoire and work with guest artists to round out our mission of singing world music while remaining deeply rooted in our community.

We sing for justice, freedom, and peace—songs new and old, some from around the world and others written right here. In performance, we wear sashes made of cloth from many lands to remind each other that we belong to a global family.

To learn more about Fiery Hope contact our director,
Eveline MacDougall, at 413-773-8655