Ned Rorem in New York - 9 September, 1983

from The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, pages 417-418:

Where do you find space to rehearse nearly a thousand singers plus a brass orchestra with drums? On the top floor of the Statler, that's where, and there I went this morning for the first combined run-through of the nine Gay Men's Choruses, each of which has presumably been rehearsing Whitman Cantata for weeks in its respective city. The music was already under way when I arrived. Seated in a series of connecting salons with their doors thrown open was an army of men, their backs to me, singing my sounds as I made my way through them toward the podium where Greed Smith was weaving …   more >>

cite as

Ned Rorem, The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem 1973-1985, volume 2 (San Francisco, 1987), p. 417-418. accessed: 6 December, 2023

location of experience: New York


Ned Rorem
Critic, essayist, Composer, Diarist […]

Listening to

hide composers
Whitman Cantata
written by Ned Rorem
performed by New York City Gay Men's Chorus

Experience Information

Date/Time 9 September, 1983
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by pashworth on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:01:02 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:11:29 +0000