Concert Sunday at 3pm!
America/We Need to Talk
Sunday, March 24, 2019 3pm • Sanders Theatre
WILLIAM GRANT STILL, And They Lynched Him on a Tree
FRED ONOVWEROSUOKE, Caprice for piano and orchestra
ONOVWEROSUOKE, A Triptych of American Voices: A Cantata of the People
The Heritage Chorale of New Haven,
Jonathan Q. Berryman, Director
Tai Oney, countertenor
Jonas Budris, tenor
Sylvia V. C. Twine, mezzo-soprano
Ron Williams, narrator
Darryl Hollister, piano
Voices of American composers and poets call for dialogue, justice and affirmation that Black lives matter. Learn More.
Coro Allegro is proud to announce that the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) has agreed to accept our dedication of our upcoming concert America/We Need to Talk to the The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and be our Community Partner. We hope you will join us in supporting their work.
Here is a video in which EJI founder Bryan Stevenson lays out with clarity why America needs to talk about race and its role in our history.
We have been practicing silence about our history for a very long time. In this country, we don’t talk about slavery, we don’t talk about lynching, we don’t talk about segregation, we have a hard time talking about race....We react to the effort of trying to talk about it as if that’s the threat. Not our continued silence.
A Conversation with Fred Onovwerosuoke
Coro Allegro launches our new blog with a long-form interview with the composer Fred Onovwerosuoke, on classical music, Black lives, the Wall, and his new work A Triptych of American Voices: A Cantata of the People. Don't miss the world premiere, Sunday, March 24 at Sanders Theatre, as Coro Allegro presents America/We Need to Talk.
The entire work is designed as a partnership of voices and musicians sharing aspects of one grand song. It is a commentary on the contemporary American political climate, of a people seemingly entrapped in ongoing, unrelenting and partisan tribal political discourse, of a people who indeed “know why the caged bird sings.”
Sunday, June 2, 2019 3pm • Church of the Covenant
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF, Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, Op. 31
Celebrant: Taras Leschishin, baritone
Rachmaninoff brings a great ritual radiantly to life. Experience this luminous masterwork of limitless invention, based on echoes of ancient chant. Learn More.
Look for Coro's upcoming album in 2019
In the spring of 2018, Coro Allegro and Artistic Director David Hodgkins were proud to record We Are Here at Futura Productions. The album features Kareem Roustom's Rage Against the tyrant(s) and Eric Banks' Aluta continua: The passion of David Kato Kisule, two works by American composers bearing witness to international human rights. Keep an eye out for the full album in 2019!
Coro Allegro is Boston's LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus. Under the baton of Artistic Director David Hodgkins, Coro Allegro is known for award-winning programming, powerful commissions, and critically acclaimed performances and recordings of works by diverse classical and contemporary composers. We are proud to offer a welcoming, affirming and supportive environment for performers and audiences alike.
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Coro Allegro is seeking new singers for its 2018-2019 season. Auditions will be held by appointment for all voice parts! Learn more about the process and schedule an audition today!
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