Jenni Brandon’s “America Belongs to Us” is performed by the Congressional Chorus on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 4:30 pm at the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Jenni will conduct the Washington, DC premiere of her “America Belongs To Us” in collaboration with the Columbia Flute Choir.
Jenni’s “America Belongs to Us” for SATB choir and flute orchestra is presented by the Congressional Chorus as part of their concert titled Nevertheless, She Persisted . . .America’s Women Composers. The concert theme is that America’s women composers have overcome a history of obstacles to create choral works of great power, beauty, introspection and joy.
The Congressional Chorus, a multi-generational family of choruses, champions American music through the performance of an eclectic repertoire, with an emphasis on artistic collaborations and choral music by emerging composers. We strengthen our community through music education and outreach programs to singers of all ages. Our vision is to transform lives and inspire people to embrace our common humanity through the performance of American choral music.
“America Belongs to Us” explores the idea of the immigrant – coming from another country and growing roots in America, the land of opportunity for all. Leaving behind all that they know, they move to an unfamiliar country, often leaving family, friends behind, to hopefully make a better life for themselves and for the generations to come.
“America Belongs to Us” is based on the beautiful poem by Oliver Mayer that explores the immigrant’s experience