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Silent Voices: Lovestate, The New Victory Theater

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019

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“One of the most socially aware artistic events in New York this year.” —WQXR


Silent Voices: Lovestate

The Series
Silent Voices is a multimedia, multi-composer, and multi-year series of concert works with spoken word conceived, produced and performed by Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Silent Voicesamplifies the voices of those silenced or marginalized in our communities and harnesses the power of young people to be instruments of change. The Chorus has commissioned a dynamic group of innovative artists to interpret rich personal stories and historical narratives exploring contemporary themes of identity, orientation, status, boundaries, and belonging.

This Show
Silent Voices: Lovestate, the third installment in the Silent Voices series, builds on the success of its earlier premieres at BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House, National Sawdust, and Prototype Festival, in a program including stand-out works from the earlier series and new premieres. In Lovestate, a dynamic roster of composers and artists collaborate with the choristers in confronting the challenges of division and categorization, racism, sexism, immigration, threats to our environment and our understanding of truth, as we seek to affirm our vision of a more inclusive and compassionate future—a world we can all look forward to. Unifying this musically and topically broad work is the distinctively versatile and beautiful sound of the rigorously-trained singers—a chorus of culturally and socioeconomically diverse New York City young people, ages 12–18. Commissioned composers for Lovestate include: Pulitzer Prize winners David Lang and Caroline ShawOlga Bell, Nico Muhly, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Paola Prestini, Toshi Reagon, Shaina Taub, and Bora Yoon.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus
International Contemporary Ensemble

Conceived and conducted by Dianne Berkun Menaker
Director                            Kevin Newbury
Choreography                  Melissa Mahon
Video Design                   
S. Katy Tucker
Sound Design                  Garth MacAleavey
Set & Costume Design    Zane Pihlström
Lighting Design               Abigail Hoke-Brady
Dramaturgy                      Peter McCabe
Chorister Interviews        Helga Davis


  • Thursday, May 2: 7 pm
  • Saturday, May 4: 2 pm
  • Saturday, May 4: 7 pm
  • Sunday, May 5: 12 pm
  • Sunday, May 5: 4 pm