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Resonance Ensemble: VOICES

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There comes a time when people get tired of being trampled, under feet of oppression. Masses of people are now rising up with a hunger and thirst for justice and the glory that we see, in this great democracy, is the right that we have to protest. 
— Martin Luther King, Jr

November 12, 2017 | 4 pm

Whose voices are heard, and whose excluded?

This concert considers different perspectives on racial inequality, including a powerful work by Ysaye Barnwell (Sweet Honey in the Rock), Truth, Pressed to Earth, Shall Rise. We will sing of feeling like “the other,” longing for a homeland, and wanting to heal wounds, with music from Native American traditions to John Adams.

The event features the world premiere of Damien Geter’s arrangement of the spiritual, “There’s a Man Goin’ Round,” with Geter himself as the soloist. And Vin Shambry will reprise his powerful sung monologue, “Brother Man,” which he performed at Resonance’s June “Only in Falling” concert.

Tickets are available by phone at 503-427-8701, online at, or at the door. $30 General Admission | $25 Seniors | $15 Students/Artists | $5 Arts for All (with Oregon Trail card)

About the Resonance Ensemble's 2017-18 season: In their ninth season, Resonance Ensemble’s outstanding musicians give voice to our concerns, hopes, and dreams for our communities. During this time of political and social upheaval, they create concerts that reflect the world we want to see: people coming together to gain new perspectives, to be moved by our shared humanity. Under Artistic Director Katherine FitzGibbon, Resonance has performed challenging and diverse music, always with an eye toward unusual collaborations with artistic partners from around Portland: poets, jazz musicians, singer-songwriters, painters, dancers. The Resonance singers are “one of the Northwest’s finest choirs” (Willamette Week), with gorgeous vocal tone, and they also make music with heart.

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