The Kushner Trilogy

Choral trilogy by Michael Shaieb based on three settings of text adapted from plays by Tony Kushner.

  1. It Is Very Simple
    Text adapted from Homebody/Kabul, Act III, Scene 1.
  2. There Is A Little House In Heaven
    Text adapted from Hydriotaphia, Act I: Contemptus Mundi
  3. I Want More Life
    Text adapted from Angels in America: Perestroika, Scene 5

Commissioned by the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, Dr. Stan Hill, Artistic Director, in part for the Guthrie Theater Tony Kushner Celebration, April 2009.

Made possible through the generosity of Jeffrey D. Bores and Michael Hawkins.

“Trilogy” to be premiered at upcoming TC-GMC concert

This March, the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus will premiere my newest choral work, “Trilogy” — comprised of three settings of texts by Tony Kushner. The last of the three movements, “I Want More Life”, was premiered April 2009 by the TC-GMC in conjunction with the Guthrie Theatre’s Tony Kushner Festival launch.

The first movement of “Trilogy” is “It Is Very Simple” (text from Homebody/Kabul) and the second is “There Is A Little House In Heaven” (text from Hydriotaphia, or the Death of Dr. Browne). This commission was graciously underwritten by TC-GMC Board Chair Jeffrey Bores and his partner, Michael Hawkins.

Performances are March 26-27, 2010 at Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis. I will be attending both concerts and participating in post-concert question and answer sessions with TC-GMC Artistic Director Dr. Stan Hill.