Choral & Opera
David Lang’s crowd out for 1,000 voices
Location: Ryan Center for the Musical Arts ()
Donald Nally and Tim Munro, conductors
Presented by the Chicago Humanities Festival and the Illinois Humanities Council
The whole Northwestern community is invited to join two Bienen School choral ensembles--the University Chorale and Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble--in a public performance combining 1,000 voices from all 50 Chicago wards, and beyond!
REHEARSAL in the Galvin Recital room, in the Ryan center Monday September 25, 4-5pm (to learn the music) AND 5.30-6.30 (to sing it with the university choirs)
EVERYONE WELCOME - no experience necessary. Join 1000 Chicagoans to be a part of this historic US premiere!
First perfomred by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in 2014, Lang’s crowd out was influenced by a wide variety of situations incorporating public singing and vocalizing, including the excitement of crowd sounds and chants at a football game. With performers and audience flowing into and out of each other, this unique work explores the role of the individual as part of a collective and the sense of community created through performance. More information at www.ilhumanities.org.