Guest Ensemble Chorosynthesis Singers
Guest Conductor Jeremiah Selvey
Guest Soloist Stephen Lancaster
Guest Pianist Eric Trudel
Connecticut College Camel Heard and Chorale
Wendy Moy, Director of Choral Activities & Co-Artistic Director, Chorosynthesis Singers
Featuring the East Coast Premiere of Seven Living Words of the HIV Positive by Thomas Schuttenhelm
Guest artists Chorosynthesis Singers, guest soloist Stephen Lancaster, and the Connecticut College Choirs will collaborate in a concert that brings voice to the silenced, the under-represented members of society, the oppressed, and the stigmatized. This concert will feature music on themes of social justice, war, colonialism, and non-heteronormative love by Harold Arlen, Conrad Asman, Leonard Bernstein, Abbie Betinis, Tomás Olano, Kala Pierson, Stephen Schwartz, Michael Robert Smith, Keane Southard, Mari Esabel Valverde, and C. G. Walden. It will also include the East Coast Premiere of Seven Living Words of the HIV Positive by Thomas Schuttenhelm, commissioned by Chorosynthesis Singers. Sponsored by the Dayton Artist in Residency Program.
CHOROSYNTHESIS SINGERS, a professional, project-based 12-voice choir, exists to involve world-class performers and composers in the creation and performance of music that connects the art with community, specifically through the lens of social consciousness. The ensemble performs in world-class venues, partners with other organizations as artists-in-residence and concert series guests, and annually provides new music reading sessions. They were awarded 2nd place for The American Prize 2018 in the Ensemble (Professional Choruses) Division with a special citation for Extraordinary Commitment to New Music. Chorosynthesis Singers are co-directed by artist-educators Wendy Moy and Jeremiah Selvey.