Your Voice is Gone

Music: Victoria Bond; Text: Jonathan Fink

SATB Chorus.

"Your Voice is Gone" was commissioned and premiered by the Manhattan Choral Ensemble in 2011 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in 1911.

I chose 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.”

Posted: Feb-6-2020
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