IDENTITY: I Believe
Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 3pm
Roxbury Community College Media Arts Center
Coro Allegro celebrates Black American composers, in concert with renowned Black artists from the LGBTQ+ and allied community. The 15th Annual Daniel Pinkham Award Concert features Grammy nominee Reginald L. Mobley, countertenor, the Boston debut of award-winning trans soprano Breanna Sinclairé, plus renowned guest artists Philip Lima, baritone and David Coleman, piano. Join us for Margaret Bond’s 1965 cantata, Credo, William Grant Still’s A Psalm for the Living, plus the spirituals, gospel works and art song by Harry T. Burleigh, Horace Clarence Boyer, Thomas A. Dorsey, Jester Hairston, M. Roger Holland II, J. Rosamund Johson, Patrick Dupré Quigley.Learn more/buy tickets
We are holding special auditions for our winter-summer concerts! Tenors and basses and QTBIPOC singers are especially encouraged to apply. Join Boston's LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus for: 1) our Sunday February 18, 2024 concert, IDENTITY: I Believe, featuring works by Black composers and a special Pinkham award performance by Reginald Mobley, Grammy-nominated countertenor; 2) our February 28, 2024 performance at the ACDA conference in Providence, RI, 3) a Pride month appearance at Fenway, and 4) a July 2024 performance at the international LGBTQ+ GALA Choruses Festival in Minneapolis. Learn more about the audition process at the link below.
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In this time of uncertainly, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope - that together we can do extraordinary things!
Add an open message of support for LGBTQ+ youth to this powerful letter writing campaign. At a time when rights of transgender and other LGBTQ+ youth are under attack and LGBTQ+ forms of expression are being silenced, Coro Allegro, the Boston Alliance of GLBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY) and other community partners are gathering and sharing letters from the LGBTQ+ community and allies to support queer youth and their families, with the power of our collective voices. Learn about the moving letters to transgender kids and survivors of conversion therapy that inspired us.
About Coro Allegro
Coro Allegro is proud to be Boston's LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus. Under the baton of Artistic Director David Hodgkins, Coro Allegro is known for award-winning programming, powerful commissions, and critically acclaimed performances and recordings of works by diverse classical and contemporary composers. Since our founding in 1990, Coro has introduced audiences to 28 world premieres, including 18 works commissioned by and for Coro Allegro, all from composers from under-represented or silenced groups—LGBTQ+, BIPOC, MENA, women and gender minorities. We offer a welcoming, affirming and supportive environment for performers and audiences alike of all sexualities, gender identities and expressions, races, ethnicities, and religions.
Experience that pride and community for yourself. Join the Coro Family of friends, allies, and members of the LGBTQ+ community as a singer, supporter, or volunteer.
Coro Allegro is pleased to be participating in the Mass Cultural Council's Card to Culture program by extending discounted $5 A, B, or C tickets (limit 4 per card) to EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders. Tickets may be purchased showing your card at the door or in advance, using a discount code. To learn the advance discount code, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-236-4011, or visit the Coro Allegro listing in the the full list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts. We hope to see you there!