The Composers Speak: Broadway Composers Participate in a Concert of Their Choral Work

April 6, 2015 8:08 PM

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When Broadway composers aren't writing musicals, they're still composing. They write music for plays, film scores, and symphonies. They also write choral music, and this Wednesday the chorus I sing with, Essential Voices USA, will showcase the choral work of legendary Broadway composers and lyricists such as Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof), Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), and Maury Yeston (Nine) in their concert, "Beyond Broadway: Composers Go Choral."

Essential Voices USA director Judith Clurman conceived the evening as part of her The Composer Speaks series, which brings the composers on stage as their pieces are being performed. "The Composer Speaks enables us to perform and discuss a piece," Clurman said. "We might have a chance to perform an ...

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