The Santa Monica College Music Department is pleased to host “Righting Our Wrongs,” a live webcast concert under the direction of Jeremiah Selvey, featuring virtually performed and recorded performances by the SMC Concert Chorale and SMC Chamber Choir, with guest Choral-Scholars-In-Residence Chorosynthesis Singers.

The event is free and will be held online at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 11. A link that takes guests to the concert will be posted with the June 11 event description on the SMC Events calendar at smc.edu/calendar. The link will go live a short time before the concert begins.

The choral event explores the idea of human and societal reconciliation through the lenses of the LGBTQ experience intersecting unaccepting religions, minority voices silenced or dismissed through the women’s suffrage movement, and the breakdown of empathic dialogue among ideological tribal divides.

The concert will feature three student compositions, including “We Dream,” a collage work about racial (in)justice co-composed by SMC students and Chorosynthesis Singers.

The SMC Choirs and Chorosynthesis Singers, co-directed by Selvey and guest conductor Wendy Moy, will collaborate in a second performance of Melissa Dunphy’s “Amendment: Righting Our Wrongs.” Commissioned by the Votes for Women Consortium and premiered in 2020 at Santa Monica College, the work composed for soprano-alto-tenor-bass (SATB) choir and cello juxtaposes the voices of the founding fathers with the voices of minority women fighting for universal voting rights.

The concert is sponsored in part by the SMC Chairs of Excellence Grant and generous individual donors. Donations to support the SMC Choirs are welcome and may be sent to the SMC Foundation (details at santamonicacollegefoundation.org/smc-choirs).

More information is available by calling 310-434-3005 or 310-434-4323.

Submitted by Grace Smith, SMC Public Information Officer