Takin' It to the Streets: Nashville in Harmony
When it comes to gay rights, our state legislators are desperately clinging to the past — or perhaps they relish the prospect of one day being on the wrong side of history. But while the folks on Capitol Hill are busy preaching the gospel of intolerance, Nashville in Harmony is singing a different tune, figuratively and literally. Made up of members of the local LGBT community and some of their straight allies, the choir performs concerts to further its mission “to use music to build community and social change.” If that sounds naive or overly optimistic, consider the role music played in the civil rights era, or the push to end the Vietnam War. In keeping with the theme for its spring programming — “Takin’ It to the Streets” — Nashville in Harmony has recently hit the road for dates in Cookeville and Knoxville, and will close its season with this performance at TPAC. If you’re thinking a chorus with a cause may lack in the skills department, the videos on its website will quickly disabuse you of the notion. Hey, this is Music City, after all.
Sat, Jun 1 | 7:30 PM
Tennessee Performing Arts Center