Resistance Revival Chorus
Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street
Tickets go on sale March 23rd, 2020
The Uncharted Benefit Concert is a special evening featuring wine and hors d’oeuvres in the Greenwich House Music School garden, followed by a three-course dinner and an intimate performance in the Renee Weiler Concert Hall. Funds go to supporting the programs of Greenwich House Music School. This year, the Uncharted Benefit Concert features Resistance Revival Chorus.
The Resistance Revival Chorus (RRC) is a collective of more than 60 womxn,and non-binary singers, who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center womxn’s voices. Chorus members are touring musicians, film and television actors, Broadway performers, solo recording artists, gospel singers, political activists, educators, filmmakers, artists, and more, representing a multitude of identities, professions, creative backgrounds, and activist causes.
The RRC centers womxn in music, and addresses how historically marginalized womxn have been in the music industry. The great artist and activist Harry Belafonte once said, “When the movement is strong, the music is strong” and the RRC attempts to live up to that call.
The RRC calls for justice and equity for womxn across racial, ethnic, economic, sexual identity and religious lines. They aim to be intersectional in their feminism and reveal that all social justice issues overlap heavily with womxn’s issues; to harness the collective power of womxn to help change the world; to celebrate each other through song; to embrace Toi Dericotte’s idea of “joy as an act of resistance.”
The RRC has performed at the 2018 Grammys, on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, at Carnegie Hall and Summerstage, among other venues. They have performed with notable musicians like Phillip Glass, Carly Simon, Patti Smith, Ani DiFranco, Bon Iver and Natalie Merchant. They will be appearing at Bonnaroo later this year.