TCGMC Announces Song List for “Rise Up!”
TCGMC has just announced the song list and guest performers for our spring concert Rise Up!
Performances are March 23 and 24, 2018, 8pm, at Ted Mann Concert Hall. March 24th performance is ASL interpreted.
Honoring Courageous Voices
- An Exhortation: text from a speech by Barack Obama
- Bambelela: African AIDS activist song
- Stick in the Wheel: African American civil rights, Bayard Rustin
- Migwetch Nibi: Tribute to Standing Rock and the environmental movement
- Bread and Roses: Unions/women’s rights, performed by the Twin Cities Women’s Choir
- Til it Happens to You: confronting sexual abuse and harassment
- Imagine / Blowin’ in the Wind
- Equality: Poetry by Maya Angelou, performed by OutLoud!
- Caged Bird & Still I Rise: Poetry by Maya Angelou
- Anthem: TCGMC with TCGMC Chamber Singers and Twin Cities Women’s Choir, with string quartet
- Make Them Hear You: TCGMC Chamber Singers
- Seven Last Words of the Unarmed (with string quartet), guest conductor Steve Milloy, Artistic Director of Cincinnati Gay Men’s Chorus. Steve is the first LGBT choral director to perform this complete work with gay men’s chorus. Music by Joel Thompson
- I. Kenneth Chamberlain (1943-2011) retired corrections officer and US Marine
- II. Trayvon Martin (1995-2012) high school student and aspiring aviator
III. Amadou Diallo (1975-1999) immigrant and aspiring businessman
IV. Michael Brown (1996-2014) amateur musician and technical school student
- V. Oscar Grant (1986-2009) fast food worker
- VI. John Crawford (1992-2014) young father and aspiring meteorologist
- VII. Eric Garner (1970-2014) horticulturist
- Guest String Quartet (to be announced) performs an interlude piece
- 1000 Grandmothers: by Activist & TCGMC Honorary Member Holly Near
Hope for the Future
- Glory, from Selma: racial justice, call to action
- I Can’t Keep Quiet: Anthem from the Women’s March on Washington, performed by the Twin Cities Women’s Choir.
- We Rise Again: TCGMC with Twin Cities Women’s Choir and string quartet
- Walk Hand in Hand
Tickets are available online and by calling the U of M Box Office at 612-624-2345.
Please be aware that “Rise Up!” contains mature content and subject matter.
Song list is subject to change, and is current as of February 19, 2018.