BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents a 20th Anniversary Concert for The Brooklyn Women’s Chorus on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8:00PM.
A community chorus, The Brooklyn Women’s Chorus was formed in October 1997 by Park Slope resident and musician, Bev Grant. With a repertoire ranging from South African freedom songs to socially relevant songs by contemporary American songwriters like Garth Brooks, Jackson Browne, Pat Humphries and Bev Grant, song topics range from freedom and justice to peace, resistance and women’s labor history. Their albums include Brooklyn Women’s Chorus and the Power of Song, and I Will Sing, which was recorded live at TPAC in 2014. The Brooklyn Women’s Chorus is its own sanctuary for women who are seeking community and a safe place to find and raise their voice in song.
There are no auditions necessary to join the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus, only a strong desire to sing. It is Bev’s contention that everyone can sing, and she brings together women of many different levels of musical experience. The proof is in the rousing performances by the chorus. The Brooklyn Women’s Chorus communicates with a joyful voice, sure to uplift anyone who hears them. In existence for 15 years, the chorus is flourishing as a place where women use music and spoken word to express their individual talents as well as their collective belief in social justice.
Tickets are $21 ($15 for students/seniors). To purchase tickets, call Ticketing Services at (212) 220-1460. Single tickets can also be purchased by visiting our website at http://tribecapac.org/brooklyn-womens-chorus-may-12/ or by visiting the Box Office at 199 Chambers Street, Tues-Sat from 12PM – 6PM. Additionally, patrons can take advantage of our Spotlight 5 program – a $15 rate available by purchasing five or more tickets. Call (212) 220 – 1460 for more information!