"Voice of the Lake" PREMIERE

  • Breen Center for the Performing Arts 2008 W 30th St Cleveland, OH 44113

Voice of the Lake is an oratorio for Vocal Soloists, Choirs, and Instruments that brings to life the struggle between the recreational and natural joys of Lake Erie and the commercial, agricultural and political issues that threaten its ecological health.  Written in four parts with lyrics drawn from the poetry of Cleveland poet David Adams and composer Margaret Brouwer as well as transcripts from a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers public hearing, and video clips from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, the work highlights ongoing environmental concerns that are affecting Lake Erie:  a recreational treasure, expansive natural habitat, important economic engine, major shipping channel and the source of drinking water for 11 million people.

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