Letters to Our Children: Voices across Generations for LGBTQ+ Youth

Coro Allegro

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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