Iconoclastic composer and performer Meredith Monk looks to the future through an intergenerational production with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. The “body sings and the voice dances” in this program that captures the kinetic energy and pioneering philosophy of Monk’s six-decade exploration of the human voice as an instrument, transmitted and luminously present in this U.S. premiere of her multidimensional, multiperceptual work.

“There’s a reason Monk stands alone in modern music: Because she’s everything. Within her voice lies the entire world. All its sounds. All its cultures. All its complexity.”
– Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Visceral and ethereal, raw and rapt.”
– New Yorker

Dancing Voices

Meredith Monk

Young People's Chorus of New York City

October 20–21 Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

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Meredith Monk, voice, composer, and director

Young People’s Chorus of New York City

Francisco J. Núñez, artistic director

Katie Geissinger, voice

Allison Sniffin, voice and piano

American Contemporary Music Ensemble

Performance Details

  • The performance on Friday, October 20, will be followed by a White Light Lounge. The performance on Friday, October 20, will be followed by a White Light Lounge.