"It Gets Better" Concert repertoire suggestions?
Date: June 20, 2013
My name is Dan Kocurek and I've been lucky enough to be appointed the new Artistic Director of the Vancouver Peace Choir for the Fall season. I'm also brand new to this site! I'm trying to put together a concert for the "It Gets Better" campaign that I'd like to webcast internationally. Basically what I'm trying to do is take something that has been done before (a concert that loosely progresses from dark to light...I think the metaphor is obvious enough that there is no need to explain) but with a twist, if possible. So far my program includes:
Gjeilo- Dark Night of the Soul
Trotta- I Will Keep Still
Gjeilo- Luminous Night of the Soul
Possibly Barber-Sure on This Shining Night
I'd like to add a few more pieces that might be even more pertinient...either dark, intense (rhytmic, energetic) pieces written by lgtbq composers or bright and rhythmic pieces written by lgtbq composers. I've found a surplus of amazing slow pieces but seem to be having a hard time finding things with more energy to keep the concert moving.
Thank you for your time in reading this! I appreciate any and all input!
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