Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Giving Voice to Black Lives Lost

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) is presenting “Raise You Up,” which will explore themes of racial injustice, human resilience & the power of love & community in creating a more just world. The concert will feature the stirring piece “Seven Last Words of the Unarmed,” which sets to music the final words of Michael Brown, Amadou Diallo, Kenneth Chamberlain, John Crawford, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant & Trayvon Martin, seven black teenagers & adults who died at the hands of police or authority figures. Todrick Hall the multi-talented star of Broadway, television & YouTube will be the special guest artist. Performances take place Saturday March 16th at 8P & Sunday March 17th at 3P at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston. Reuben M. Reynolds III BGMC Music Director stated, “Racism affects us all and the only way out is if we all accept responsibility & be a part of the solution. Music helps to create empathy & we hope our audience will reflect on the issue of racial injustice as well as our shared humanity & the ways we can deal with racism & move forward.” Hall & BGMC will perform selections from “Kinky Boots” & celebratory, affirming pop anthems made famous by the likes of Whitney Houston & Christina Aguilera. Craig Coogan BGMC Executive Director concluded, “Todrick Hall is a supremely talented & exciting performer & we can’t wait to share the stage with him. ‘Raise You Up’ will be a challenging & enlightening concert but it will also demonstrate how music can bring us together, lift us up & inspire our better angels.”
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