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Your Voice is Gone performed by Cantate Chamber Singers
Place & Time
Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church
Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church
Bethesda, MD

Bethesda Maryland
March 1, 2020
8:00 PM
Contact Info
https://cantate.org/
Program

The Manhattan Choral Ensemble commissioned me to set a portion of Jonathan Fink’s moving poem “Conflagration and Wage: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 1911” which was performed on March 12, 2011 in New York as a tribute to that auspicious event.

The portion of the poem I chose was a letter from a young woman who worked at the factory to her mother in which she writes of her longing for home. She is lonely in New York without her family and dreams of them being together again. The poem ends with the tragic line “but even in my dreams your voice is gone.”

I am so delighted that Cantate Chamber Singers will perform this work during their 2020 season.

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The Manhattan Choral Ensemble commissioned me to set a portion of Jonathan Fink’s moving poem “Conflagration and Wage: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, 1911” which was performed on March 12, 2011 in New York as a tribute to that auspicious event.

The portion of the poem I chose was a letter from a young woman who worked at the factory to her mother in which she writes of her longing for home. She is lonely in New York without her family and dreams of them being together again. The poem ends with the tragic line “but even in my dreams your voice is gone.”

I am so delighted that Cantate Chamber Singers will perform this work during their 2020 season.

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