In the world of performing arts, most organizations plan their seasons with an artistic idea in mind. Every now and then, world events help to shape the artistic output in a response to society's needs. The year 2020 is unlike any year in recent history, and Charlotte Master Chorale is responding to the needs of our community. We may not be able to perform live, but we hope to expand our reach through virtual performances that deal with the issues of our time.
In October, we hope to raise awareness of marginalized people in a concert featuring the Pulitzer Prize®-winning the little match girl passion. In November, we feature "Stand Together", with our friends from the Charlotte Contemporary Ensemble. Then in December, Charlotte Master Chorale will lead a sing-along virtual performance of Part I (the “Christmas Portion”) of Handel’s Messiah. We are also excited to offer a new tradition during the holiday season, "Christmas with the Charlotte Master Chorale." And, of course, Charlotte Master Chorale will continue to partner with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra as its Resident Chorus.
We stand against racism.
The recent deaths of George Floyd, Amhaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others have shed light on the unequal treatment of persons of color in our country. The Charlotte Master Chorale stands with all those who have experienced bias, bigotry, prejudice, or any other injustice due to their racial background. We are committed to standing together for the rights and equality of all people and invite the Charlotte community to join us in bringing positive change in our society.