Choral & Opera

David Lang’s crowd out for 1,000 voices

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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

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