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stanzas 1-23 in concert


Poem by Timothy Donnelly


Music by David Skeist

Directed by James Rutherford

Lighting by Bruce Steinberg


Performed by:

Raife Baker, Catherine Brookman, Carroll Cole, Liz Eckert, Courtney D. Ellis, Jon Froehlich, Jess Goldschmidt, 

Catherine Gowl, Anne Gridley, Natalie Hegg, Lizzie King-Hall, Rachel Kodweis, Tania Molina, Lance Philadelphia,

Ari Pollack, Devin Powell, Casey Robinson, Sarah Skeist, Kiat-Sing Teo and JC Vasquez

HYMN TO LIFE, celebrated poet Timothy Donnelly’s extraordinary long poem, is by turns a tickling and gut-punching rumination down the rabbit-hole of extinction. For the past year, composer David Skeist, director James Rutherford and choreographer Laura Butler Rivera have taken up the task of musically adapting this work for the stage. We are thrilled to present this iteration in the vaulted halls of St. Ann’s and the Holy Trinity: a work-in-progress concert of the poem’s first 23 stanzas performed by a mixed choir of twenty voices, along with a full reading of the poem. 

Sunday April 24: 6pm    Monday April 25: 8pm

Please join us for a conversation with poet Timothy Donnelly following Sunday's performance.

at St. Ann's and The Holy Trinity: 157 Montague st.

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