May 13, 2023
Join us for the world premiere performance of Search for Spring, as hundreds of voices explore the emotional toll of climate change and our hope for a better future. This vocal opportunity is open to the general public, non-professional singers of all ages as a voluntary, community chorus experience. This is your chance to perform with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City in a one-time-only, premiere on Saturday, May 13 at Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza.
Search for Spring was composed to bring hundreds of community voices together to create a unique, spectacular performance. Learn more and register to sing now! Auditions are not required but participation does include free rehearsals, led by an incredible team of conductors in various locations around NYC.
English composer Jonathan Dove and librettist Alasdair Middleton collaborate on this beautiful piece specially commissioned by Lincoln Center. Simon Halsey will conduct and lead the team of six exceptional New York City conductors. The performance continues Lincoln Center’s history of highly acclaimed choral commissions and outdoor world premieres including John Luther Adams’ In the Name of the Earth (2018) and David Lang’s the public domain (2016).
Jonathan Dove, CBE Composer
Alasdair Middleton, Librettist
Simon Halsey, CBE Conductor
Francesca Harper, Movement Director
Tyrone Clinton, Jr.
Deborah Simpkin King
Francisco J. Núñez of the Young People’s Chorus of New York
Ronnie Oliver, Jr.