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Emilie Amrein & André de Quadros
Reimagining the Choir: Chorus America Virtual Conference 2020 / Emilie Amrein and André de Quadros
32 minutes Posted Jul 17, 2020 at 9:00 pm.
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Black activist and poet, Sonya Renee Taylor, writes, “We will not go back to normal. Normal never was. Our pre-corona existence was never normal other than we normalized greed, inequity, exhaustion, depletion, extraction, disconnection, confusion, rage, hoarding, hate and lack. We should not long to return, My friends. We are being given the opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity and nature.”

This week, instead of a long form interview, we’re sharing a portion of the presentation Emilie and André gave to Chorus America this past June, three weeks after the brutal murder of George Floyd and the countless uprisings for Black Lives around the country. The conversation, titled Reimagining the Choir, explored some uncomfortable topics before considering a pathway forward based on mutuality, community, and reciprocal relationships.