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Rainbow Beach

This original piece will premier in Summer 2022

Rainbow Beach is a full-length musical production inspired by true events in 1961 that led to the desegregation of beaches on the south side of Chicago.

The piece of living history recounts the wade-ins, a form of nonviolent protest in which demonstrators demanded equal access by stepping into whites-only waters, and speaks truthfully to the violence that ensued.

This commission was made possible by the Dale Warland Singers Commission Award presented by Chorus America and funded by the American Composers Forum.

Production is anticipated in Summer 2022.

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