The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising June 27 at 8 PM at Carnegie Hall.
The evening will feature Quiet No More: A Choral Celebration of Stonewall50, a new choral suite written by a group of LGBTQ composers: Tony-nominated singer/songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway; Michael McElroy, the director of the 2019 Tony-honored Broadway Inspirational Voices; Our Lady J, writer and producer on Pose; musical theatre composers Julian Hornik and Mike Shaieb; and One Voice Chorus Artistic Director Jane Ramseyer Miller.
In the music video above, the chorus performs Callaway's "What If Truth Is All We Have."
Over 500 singers from across the country will join the chorus, including representatives from ANNA Crusis (Philadelphia), Denver Men’s Chorus, Denver Women’s Chorus, Heartland Men’s Chorus (Kansas City, Missouri), Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, OurSong (Atlanta), Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus, Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus, Stonewall Chorale (New York City), and Triad Pride (North Carolina). Quiet No More will be performed by 25 choruses throughout the United States, marking the largest collaboration in the history of LGBTQ choruses.
Quiet No More examines the legacy and worldwide change towards more equitable rights for the LGBTQ population that resulted from the six days of the Stonewall riots in June 1969 in New York City’s West Village.
“To create Quiet No More, we chose LGBTQ composers who had a range of original and distinctive voices, so that the piece would be like a mosaic of perspectives on the story,” said Dr. Charles Beale, artistic director of the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus. “We wanted the piece to facilitate a truly national celebration of the Stonewall uprising—a vast community of singers across the US, coming together with one voice at a time of celebration and also, as it has turned out, of national crisis and new oppressions.”
Concert-only tickets, priced from $22.50, are available at CarnegieHall.org.