VOICES 21C

is creating Choral Music, Social Justice Work

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About VOICES 21C

VOICES 21C is an artists collective that is devoted to exercising the choral art in pursuit of human rights and justice and dedicated to a mission of global understanding through music.

In a time when American ideals are epitomized by nationalism and aggression, VOICES 21C aligns itself with the great American voices of compassion, love, and non-violence.

VOICES 21C is a Boston-based choral artists collective that seeks to combine high technical proficiency with creativity and compassion. The choir creates personal meaning in performance by connecting its musical messages to social justice issues in the USA and abroad, centering the voices of the silenced, the forgotten, and the marginalized.

VOICES 21C’s work builds on existing and co-created works to create a long-form and cohesive narrative blending the choral art with imaginative and innovative practices, borrowing from kinesthetic art and theatre. VOICES 21C Is a welcoming space for LGBTQIA+, committed to contemporary composers, and to improvisational, interdisciplinary modes of performance through a co- creating, egalitarian consensus model.

We utilize spoken text, the body, and the full performance space. We offer spoken word to create context for our repertoire. We improvise transitions between pieces in our program, and the music from each program is stitched into a narrative on a relevant set of social justice issues. 2017's program was called "Here I Am" which we brought to Israel and Palestine, full of pieces regarding human identity and human action. 2018 was called "Somehow This Madness Must Cease" which we took to Cuernavaca and Mexico City. The program addressed the "madness" of silence, prejudice, and inaction, inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King's speech- "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence."

2019's program was called “Half The Sky,” abridged from the quote, “women hold up half the sky,” this program concerned the struggles, resilience, and power of the feminine spirit, full of feminine identifying composers who had set text by women on the subject of feminine struggle and resilience. In 2020, we were invited to the American Choral Director's Association Eastern Division Conference in Rochester, New York, where we presented "We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest" on topics of feminism, immigration, and mass incarceration. This program was done in collaboration with formerly incarcerated spoken word artist and activist, Halim Flowers.

Patreon serves as an on-going platform that takes the stress out of fundraising as a non-profit organization. All our members working on a 100% volunteer basis. Your donations help get our choir abroad for international performances, support our annual operating costs, AND- these donations are tax-deductible, since we are a 501c3 non-profit!

So here, we can create all sorts of fun and exciting media, share it in one place- and take you along on this wild journey, called making a difference through music.
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 14 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 14 exclusive posts
1
Audio release
1
Link
9
Writings
3
Videos

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