Here I Am: I Am Here (Choral Score)

for 2 vocal soloists, 2 narrators, SATB chorus, string quartet and piano (2020)

Choral Score

Text by Andrea Clearfield, based on open letters to transgender youth and survivors of conversion therapy

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by Andrea Clearfield

$10.00

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Description

Video


Andrea Clearfield: Here I Am: I Am Here
II. A Mother's Love (Dress Rehearsal)
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano soloist
Coro Allegro
David Hodgkins, music director
The Arneis Quartet

Andrea Clearfield: Here I Am: I Am Here
II. A Mother's Love (Dress Rehearsal)
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
Jonas Budris, tenor
Coro Allegro
David Hodgkins, music director
The Arneis Quartet

Duration

27 min

Premiere

November 6, 2022
Old South Church, Boston, MA
Coro Allegro
David Hodgkins, artistic director
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
Jonas Budris, tenor
Mimi Lemay & Sam Brinton, narrators
The Arneis Quartet

Commissioner

Coro Allegro Chorus, David Hodgkins, artistic director

Instrumentation

tenor, soprano, SATB chorus, string quartet, piano

Program Notes

A mother writes to her transgender son on his 5th birthday to affirm who he always was. A survivor of conversion therapy writes to their younger self with love and gratitude for the courage it took to survive.

–Andrea Clearfield

“The experience of working with Andrea was extraordinary. Her artistic standards are impeccable. It is clear that she crafts music of the highest order, but it is the union of the music and the messaging that makes Andrea’s music so powerful. More and more, Andrea has been tackling issues involving the LGBTQ+ communities, and her thoughtfulness and perceptiveness is just what is needed as we all embrace – and celebrate – all of the nuanced challenges that are before us these days. For the messaging to be heard, the music conveying that message must be superb, and Andrea delivers that and more.It is clear that in our current world, musical integrity and issues of social justice can intertwine to give voice to those who have been previously silenced. Andrea is that rare combination of brilliant artist, empathetic listener, and thoughtful communicator whose compositions can bring those marginalized voices to life.” — David Hodgkins, Artistic Director, Coro Allegro