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Coro Allegro presents “We Will Rise”
Sun, March 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-4$15 – $65
Join CORO ALLEGRO, Boston’s LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus, and Artistic Director David Hodgkins for “We Will Rise,” featuring the world premiere of Rage Against the tyrant(s) by acclaimed Syrian American composer Kareem Roustom, on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:00pm, at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge.
Based on street chants of the “Arab Spring” and Arab American poetry, Roustom’s work bears witness to tyranny, both foreign and domestic, and the human cost of the wars that have driven so many refugees from their homelands. It is paired with the East Coast premiere of Songs of Ascent by American composer Shawn Kirchner, whose lyrical settings of pilgrimage psalms, featuring soprano Dana Varga, tenor Jonas Budris, and baritone Sumner Thompson, aim to lift us beyond our divisions to find peace.
The 11th annual Daniel Pinkham Award will be presented to Robin Godfrey, Executive Director of GALA Choruses, an international LGBTQ+ choral organization.
KAREEM ROUSTOM, Rage Against the tyrant(s)
East Coast Premiere:
SHAWN KIRCHNER, Songs of Ascent
Dana Varga, soprano
Jonas Budris, tenor
Sumner Thompson, baritone
The concert is sponsored by Leigh Smith and supported in part by an Alfred Nash Patterson Grant from Choral Arts New England. Coro Allegro is supported in part by the Boston Cultural Council, a local agency funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture. Additional support provided by the Equality Fund at the Boston Foundation. Coro Allegro is a proud member of ArtsBoston.