Inspiration House Poetry Choir

Grand Performances presents Inspiration House PoetryChoir: VoiceMusic for Whole Living with Inspiration House Poetry Choir.

Thursday, August 20, 2009
8:00 PM - 9:15 PM
Grand Performances
300-350 South Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Both entrancing and exhilarating, some of our city's finest poets will read their work while musicians respond, blending words, intonations, audience response and dynamic silence into a sonic tapestry. Curated by Peter J. Harris, the program will feature sets by a male choir and a female' choir, culminating in a finale of the Whole, blending the VoiceMusic of all the gathered poets and virtuosic improvisations by accompanists.

Expanding Spoken Word into VoiceMusic, this program features poets Tchikonsase Ajé, Pat Payne, Imani Tolliver, Michael Datcher, Francisco Letelier, and Bryan Sanders communing with improvisational musicians María Elena Gaitán (cello), Alan Mark Lightner (steel pan), Nailah (vocals), and Curtis Robertson, Jr. (guitar). Join the choir, become a witness, make beauty -- Inspiration House PoetryChoir is mesmerizing and leaves listeners renewed and recommitted to doing their part to create a humane society.

Curated by Artistic Director Peter J. Harris

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About the Venue:
Grand Performances was partially conceived by the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency as part of an 11.2 acre multi-use site at California Plaza located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Since its inception in 1987, Grand Performances has evolved into a fusion of a traditional performing arts presenter, a typical multi-discipline festival and a free municipal outdoor summer concert series.

The performances listed are part of the outdoor summer concert series.  For more venue info, visit 

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Cost : FREE and open to all ages

Peter J. Harris