The Kushner Trilogy

March 2010

The Kushner Trilogy project image

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.

For information about sheet music availability, please contact us.


Credits

Text


History

April 2, 2016
"A Night At Northrop" concert

Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus
Carlson Family Stage
Northrop, University of Minnesota Campus
Minneapolis, MN

April 1, 2016
April 2, 2016

"When I Knew" concert

Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus
“I Want More Life”
First Unitarian Church
Des Moines, IA

July 10, 2012
GALA 2012 Concert Block

San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus
“I Want More Life”
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Denver, CO

March 26, 2010
March 27, 2010

World Premiere

Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus
“The Kushner Trilogy”
Tedd Mann Hall, University of Minnesota Campus
Minneapolis, MN

April 18, 2009
World Premiere

Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus
“I Want More Life”
Kick-Off to Kushner event
Guthrie Theater
Minneapolis, MN


News

January 18, 2010
"Trilogy" to be premiered at upcoming TC-GMC concert

This March, the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus will premiere my newest choral work, The Kushner 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.

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April 18, 2009
Photos of "I Want More Life" premiere at the Guthrie

Photos from today’s “Kick-off To Kushner” launch event at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis:

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April 4, 2009
Guthrie's Kushner Festival launch event to feature Mike's newest choral work

Mike’s newest choral work, The Kushner Trilogy, commissioned by Dr. Stan Hill and the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus and with text from Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America: Perestroika”, will premiere in Minneapolis on April 18 at the Guthrie Theater’s free “Kick-Off To Kushner” event.

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February 15, 2009
Where to find us in '09 (and a 2008 wrap-up)

2008 ended with the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus premiere of Mike’s oratorio Through A Glass, Darkly being cited for Outstanding Achievement in Opera by MN’s Lavender Magazine (Thanks! But…opera?). At least five more choruses around the country have expressed interest in staging their own concert productions in the near-future.

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