CHICAGO-This Sunday afternoon, October 1, the Chicago Humanities Festival and Illinois Humanities will host the North American debut of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang’s piece, crowd out. Lang’s composition, a chorus for 1000 voices, will be conducted by Northwestern University choral organization director Donald Nally and Grammy-winner Tim Munro. The performance will pull together Chicagoans from every ward and all walks of life. On the day of, the Chicago Humanities Festival will guide the 50 choirs, composed of amateur and professional singers alike, to the promenade at the heart of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (The Bean). Chicagoans who have not attended rehearsals and community gatherings, organized by Illinois Humanities, are invited to watch the performance.
Press check-in will be located at the West Participant Check-In Tent located just south of Randolph St, close to the Pritzker Pavilion bandshell.
About the Chicago Humanities Festival
At Chicago Humanities Festival, we believe that humanity thrives when people gather, connect and open themselves to ideas that go beyond their individual experience. That’s why for nearly 30 years, CHF has been curating live events that allow audiences to connect with thinkers–both established and emerging–and see the world differently. Under the leadership of Executive Director Phillip Bahar, Thoma Artistic Director Alison Cuddy, CHF is one of Chicago’s most vibrant civic institutions. Join us and celebrate the social life of ideas. chicagohumanities.org
About Illinois Humanities
Illinois Humanities is an independent, nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, with a mission to strengthen society by fueling inquiry and conversation about the ideas and works that shape our culture. Illinois Humanities engages communities across Illinois in conversation in a variety of humanities programs that focus on Public Policy, Media & Journalism, Business, and Art. Illinois Humanities lowers barriers to participation and offers access to programs, events, and grants to all Illinoisans, regardless of their economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location. Illinois Humanities is supported by state, federal, and private funds. For more, visit www.ILhumanities.org.