"I think you have to take what I do in context and look at the body of songs I play. What you see is a strong independent woman"- G.Fry
1994 Juno nominee and veteran of the Canadian music scene, blues and jazz artist, Georgette Fry, has dedicated many hours of her 35-year career towards raising funds for and awareness of the needs of women and children in crisis.
In 2002, because of her conviction that one does not need to have an education in music to reap the physical and psychological benefits of singing, Georgette designed and implemented a non-reading, non-auditioning "pop" choir (Shout Sister!), specifically aimed at women whose so-called musical limitations may have robbed them of prior opportunities to sing in a group setting.
An ardent peacenik and feminist, Georgette is also committed to fostering community within the arts and has incorporated these ideals into a radically different choral experience which is now being shared in steadily increasing numbers throughout southwestern Ontario; all 25 of her choirs regularly perform to raise money for local initiatives which help women and children in need. As part of its mandate, Shout Sister! also seeks to employ, as directors, women who struggle to earn a living as career musicians, women whose enthusiasm for keeping the arts alive can't help but reach and inspire those who are eager to share the same goals.
Georgette Fry has been honoured by the City of Kingston with the First Capital Honourable Achievment Award. This award recognizes Kingstonians that consistently contribute to the overall quality of life in our community
We are proud to announce that Shout Sister's founder, Georgette Fry has been chosen as a recipient of the Governor General's Meritorious Service Medal - Civil Division.
This award recognizes Canadians for a "deed or an activity that has been performed in a highly professional manner, or according to a very high standard: often innovative, this deed or activity sets an example for others to follow, improves the quality of life of a community and brings benefit or honour to Canada." Georgette was presented with this medal at a ceremony in Ottawa on June 23, 2017.