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May 13, 2023

Join us for the world premiere performance of Search for Spring, a powerful work to be sung by hundreds of voices- exploring the emotional toll of climate change and our hope for a better future ahead. This opportunity is for the general public, non-professional singers, of all ages to join this voluntary, community chorus experience and perform with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City for a one-time-only, thrilling premiere on Saturday, May 13 at Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza.

Search for Spring was composed for hundreds of community voices to come 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’s In the Name of the Earth (2018) and David Lang’s the public domain (2016).

Creative Team:
Jonathan Dove, CBE Composer
Alasdair Middleton, Librettist
Simon Halsey, CBE Conductor
Francesca Harper, Movement Director

Phillip Cheah
Tyrone Clinton, Jr.
Deborah Simpkin King
Francisco J. Núñez of the Young People’s Chorus of New York
Ronnie Oliver, Jr.
Carmen Roman

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May 13, 2023


Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center Plaza

New York, NY, 10023



May 13
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Lincoln Center
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, 10023 United States
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