Atlanta Young Singers Premieres La Frontera Treble Chorus Version
March 16 @ 8:00 pm
The Atlanta Young Singers, with their innovative conductor Paige Mathis, premieres the version of La Frontera for SSAA choir + piano on their program Beyond Borders at the Church at Ponce and Highland in Atlanta, GA on 3/16 at 3:00 p.m. La Frontera (The Border) is a poem by an undocumented immigrant youth held in an American maximum-security detention center. Sadly, we cannot know the identity of the author due to governmental restrictions. I was drawn to set this poem because it captures the stark realities of the immigration process as well as the powerful desire to immigrate to America. Given the frequent cruelty in the treatment of immigrants, I wanted both to bear witness to the problem and to help bring more attention to the issues of immigration. For more information, visit the composition page here.