I’m very excited to announce that the Connecticut Children’s Chorus has commissioned me to write a new work for their Prelude, Canticum, and Concert Choirs. The work is based a text by Walt Whitman about equality, and the project involves an educational outreach component.
In January, I met with students from the choirs to explore their thoughts and experiences relating to equality. I led short discussions with each choir about the text, its message, and its relevance today. In addition to highlighting the students’ voices through the music, I am also incorporating some of their words and ideas about equality into composition alongside the Whitman text. It’s been really wonderful getting to know the students and working on the music/words!
The new work will be premiered on the Connecticut Children Chorus concert on May 22. More details coming soon!