By Francesca Norsen-Tate, Religion Editor
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church hosts the Empire City Men’s Chorus
Titled A MORE PERFECT UNION, the concert, on Friday, May 16, is a celebration of the quest for freedom, peace and equality. This concert will be a night of timeless political and social writings, speeches, and addresses woven into compelling music arrangements for men’s ensemble.
Many of the featured texts come from historical luminaries like Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Susan B. Anthony. One of the featured works is Melissa Dunphy’s award- winning “What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach,” a setting of Philip Spooner’s compelling testimony on marriage equality given in 2009, and the world premiere of John Conahan’s “One Song” with text by 13th-century Persian mystic and philosopher Rumi.
These works represent centuries of struggle for social equality, a struggle that continues to mold and shape a unique and great American nation.
VIP tickets for the May 16 concert, starting at 8 p.m., are $75 (Single) and $125 (Couple) and include front row table seating, select wine and catered hors d’oeuvres. General Admission tickets are $30 and $20 for students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online at www.empirecitymenschorus.org or at the door the night of the performance.