On April 27, 2022, at 8 p.m. in the Setnor Auditorium in Crouse College, the Syracuse University Vocal Ensemble—conducted by Assistant Professor of Music Education Wendy K. Moy—will present the northeast premiere of “Amendment: Righting Our Wrongs” by Melissa Dunphy.
The premiere is part of the Spring Choral Concert: Crouse Chorale and Setnor Sonority. The vocal ensemble includes music education majors Emery Schramm ’22 and J. Henri Youmans ’22.
Explains Moy, “The work is composed for mixed choir and cello, and it juxtaposes the voices of the founding fathers with the voices of BIPOC women—Stacey Abrams, Frances Harper, Melissa Dunphy, Astrid Silva, Mary Church Terrell, and Ida B. Wells—fighting for universal voting rights.”
Moy assisted in curating the texts and co-led the Votes for Women Choral Consortium to bring this work to life for the 100th Anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment in 2020.
“After co-conducting the world premiere with the Chorosynthesis Singers, I am excited to bring this important work to the Syracuse community,” says Moy.