Voice of the Lake is an oratorio by Margaret Brouwer for vocal soloists, choirs, and chamber orchestra 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. A musical vista of nature and the lake, the lyrics are by Margaret Brouwer and Cleveland poet David Adams, with additional text gleaned from public record transcripts. The work incorporates a video created by Joshua Lipton.
Blue Streak Ensemble
Oberlin Musical Union directed by Gregory Ristow
Cleveland Institute of Music Children's Choir directed by Jennifer Call
with soloists Angela Mitchell - soprano, Merav Eldan - mezzo, Brian Skoog - tenor, Bryant Bush - bass
conducted by Domenico Boyagian.
This project is supported by generous grants from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The George Gund Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.