Bayard Rustin: the Man Behind the Dream Online Concert

GALA Online Concerts 2022 kicks off with the 2017 premiere of Bayard Rustin: the Man Behind the Dream composed by Steve Milloy and performed by One Voice Mixed Chorus.

Thursday 4/21 at 8pmET / 5pmPT
Sunday 4/24 at 3pmET / 12pmPT

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This 2017 commission honors the life and work of openly gay African American civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who was a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The work is composed for chorus, two actor/Story-Guides, and a five-piece band. It culminates with the 1963 March on Washington (which Rustin organized). Listen as Milloy artfully weaves together Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the work of current day Black Lives Matter activists.