A Letter From Our Artistic Director
photo by Susan Wilson
Celebrating 25 years with David Hodgkins
In preparing for my 25th season as Artistic Director of Coro Allegro, I have been reflecting on the evocative, groundbreaking performances that have become Coro’s trademark. In a world of increasing turmoil, the artist’s voice has become an indispensable vehicle to elucidate the questions of our time, while offering solace, inspiration, and sometimes, answers.
Coro embarks on our next quarter century with a season that continues to expand the choral repertoire with two world premieres by longtime friends Kareem Roustom and Patricia Van Ness. Our programming once again embraces challenging contemporary issues, from the Syrian refugee crisis to the ongoing struggle for LGBTI human rights, while bringing a fresh perspective to beloved musical and textual traditions. I am so grateful to the many benefactors, board members, musicians, and audience members from the Coro Allegro community who have brought these works to life.
Coro’s commitment to tackling cutting-edge issues through compelling music is one of the many aspects of the organization that makes me most proud. I invite you to experience that pride for yourself.
David Hodgkins, Artistic Director
“Hodgkins’ connection with the vocalists is apparent, the power he draws from … them and the music is a pleasure to hear." — Arts Fuse