Meany Hall (Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater)
4040 George Washington Lane Northeast, Northeast Seattle, Seattle

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One of the leading professional choirs in the world, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, has shown true artistry, commitment and resilience throughout the pandemic — sharing their voices through online performances. Shine Bright: A Triptych is a suite of music videos highlighting three distinct composers: Reena Esmail, Meredith Monk and Derrick Spiva, Jr.

TaReKiTa was written by Reena Esmail as a gift for Urban Voices Project, a choir composed of people who have or are experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles. It is based on the bols (sounds) of the tabla, a traditional Indian drum. The result, says Esmail, is “ecstatic, energetic, rhythmic music that feels good on the tongue.”

Meredith Monk’s Earth Seen From Above is about a young girl’s journey to the four corners of our world and beyond, and is from the third and final part of her opera Atlas. Filmed at LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, the 10 singers honor the “forward undulation” body movement notated by Meredith Monk in the Atlas score.

Ready, Bright is the fourth piece in Anthems of A Crowd, a collection of choral works that integrates the aesthetics of different vocal traditions found around the world into single pieces. In Ready, Bright the listener hears elements of call and response (found in many cultures, including West Africa) between soloist and choir, as well as between sections of the choir. The piece also includes elements of traditional Ewe music from the Volta region of Ghana. Spiva blends his early musical experiences in the Black church with elements of West African traditions and his own LA infused vibe, including the strong influence of hip hop, layered with jazz, gospel and pop vocal traditions.

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