NYCHORAL presents Mother to Son, the fourth production of Our Voices

Our 2020-2021 season continues with Mother to Son, the fourth production of Our Voices, The New York Choral Society’s innovative season of performances of choral music. Premieres April 6, 2020 on our YouTube channel.

Members of our chorus perform Undine Smith Moore’s moving acapella choral work Mother to Son, based on the poem by Langston Hughes, in collaboration with internationally acclaimed artist and choreographer Francesca Harper and featuring mezzo-soprano Zoie Reams.

Langston Hughes ‘poem and song, Mother to Son, one feels a deep convergence of exaltation and generational pain and suffering. Hughes articulates the infinite connection between mothers and sons, parents and children, the passing on of wisdom through life lessons and a lens into the African American vernacular and experience. Combining classical elements and meshing choral ensembles, one feels the storytelling and deep intimacy between mother and son illuminated through its human complexity”

Francesca Harper

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