An AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing for Hope

December 2, 2014 3:45 AM

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On World AIDS Day in 2012, the New York City-based "artists' peace corps" Sing for Hope marked the twentieth anniversary of the classical music world's first organized response to the AIDS crisis. Today, two years after that commemorative concert and twenty-two years after HIV+ baritone William Parker first presented his landmark arts activist event, The AIDS Quilt Songbook sings on, reflecting the changing face of HIV/AIDS with songs about activism and antiretrovirals, love and loss, and our hope for a cure.

Taking inspiration from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, The AIDS Quilt Songbook was envisioned by Will Parker as "a patchwork collection of songs that will grow until the disease is conquered." (Photo courtesy of the AIDS Names Project)

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