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Concert Postponed. Updates to Follow
Letters to Our Children:
Voices across Generations for LGBTQ+ Youth

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Old South Church
645 Bolyston St, Boston

WORLD PREMIERE:
ANDREA CLEARFIELD, HERE I AM: I AM HERE [World Premiere]
based on moving  letters to a transgender child and a survivor of conversion therapy 
by LGBTQ+ youth advocates Mimi Lemay and Sam Brinton


RONALD PERERA, When Music Sounds
OLA GJEILO, Dark Night of the Soul,

GJEILO, Luminous Night of the Soul

Presentation of the 14th Annual Daniel Pinkham Award to Sam Brinton
for their work to end the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy.

Voices reach out across generations in a newly commissioned work by award-winning composer Andrea Clearfield. A mother writes to her transgender son on his 5th birthday to affirm who he always was. A survivor of conversion therapy writes to the memory of their own younger self, fighting to survive conversion therapy. Experience the resonance of voices coming together in Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo's gorgeous settings of a 16th century Spanish mystic and Ronald Perera's beautifully crafted settings of poems on music by Walter de la Mare, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Emily Dickinson. Learn more.

Supported in part by grants from Choral Arts New England, the Equality Fund of the Boston Foundation, the Boston Cultural Council, administered by the Mayor's Office for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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The Letters Project:  Voices across Generations for LGBTQ+ youth

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ADD YOUR VOICE       

Coro Allegro, Boston's LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus, the Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth, (BAGLY) , Mass Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC), and other community partners are raising our voices to counter the nearly 200 state bills filed this year to erode protections for transgender and queer youth or restrict discussion of LGBTQ topics in public schools.

We are gathering and sharing letters from people like you in the LGBTQ+ community and allies to support LGBTQ+ youth and their families with the power of our collective voices. We invite you to add your own message. Learn more about the moving letters that inspired us and how to add your voice.

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VIDEO: Virtual Pre Concert Talk: 
Letters to Our Children, Voices for LGBTQ+ Youth

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WATCH: Coro Allegro hosted a virtual Pre Concert Talk: Letters to Our Children: Voices for LGBTQ+ Youth, Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7pm on Streamyard. Meet the composer Andrea ClearfieldLGBTQ+ youth advocates Mimi Lemay and Sam Brinton, and Artistic Director David Hodgkins, and hear the stories behind our upcoming world premiere of Clearfield's HERE I AM: I AM HERE. Learn how to submit your own open letter in support of queer youth and their families through the Letters Project.  

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Coro Allegro, Boston's LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus, is seeking an Office Manager and seeks candidates committed to creating an affirming space for people of all sexualities, gender identities and expressions, races, religions, and abilities. Learn more.

 


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WATCH: Coro Allegro, David Hodgkins, Artistic Director, and The Heritage Chorale of New Haven, Jonathan Q. Berryman, Director, collaborate in a virtual choir of "Lord, Make Me an Instrument," by M. Roger Holland II, from "A Conversation Still Needed: William Grant Still and Black Lives" part of Coro's Amplifying Black Voices series.

THANK YOU to all from the Coro Family who support Boston's LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus!  We could not have survived the challenges of this time without people like you who understand the power of music — to express emotions, to heal, to strengthen the ties between us, and affirm our shared humanity.  If you haven't had a chance yet, please consider a gift to help sustain Coro Allegro's award-winning programming and mission of building bridges between disparate communities through extraordinary music. 

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Look for Coro's upcoming album

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 2022!

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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 2021-2022 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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