Cleveland Chamber Choir Concert
The Cleveland Chamber Choir will join with Kent’s Theodore Roosevelt High School ChoralWorks in We March On! Music of Social Justice, a free concert commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the May 4, 1970 Kent State shootings. The program takes place at the Kent United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30pm. We will present music that illumines injustice in the world and memorializes those who are working to make the world a better place. Works featured include Joel Thompson’s shocking The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed and music by British and American composers Ethyl Smyth (Songs of Sunrise), Linda Kachelmeier (Each of Us), and Catherine Dalton (I know a Woman, a nod to the Rosa Parks story).
The Chamber Choir will also premiere a new commission by Natsumi Osborn (Oberlin College). For her piece Legacy, Osborn was deeply inspired by the poem of the same name by Megan Neville-Jellen, which draws moving imagery from the Pulitzer Prize-winning iconic photo of Mary Ann Vecchio screaming over the body of Kent State student Jeffrey Miller. A portion of the free-will donations will go towards Women For Women Ohio, in honor and memory of their founder Helen Tremaine Gregory, who also co-founded the Kent Choral Society. Women for Women Ohio is a non-profit focused on supporting the education of girls in Cambodia. Come experience the collective power of this amazing poetry and music sung by the world-class voices of the Cleveland Chamber Choir.