“The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States, or by any state, on account of age, by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax, on account of sex, on account ot race, on account of color, or of previous condition of servitude.”
VOTING RIGHTS from The Constitution, A Secular Oratorio by Benjamin Yarmolinsky
Text derived from the Voting Rights Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, specifically Amendment 15 (1870), Amendment 19 (1920), Amendment 24 (1964), and Amendment 26 (1971)
Liz Lang and Michelle Trovato, sopranos
Judith Barnes and Linda Collazo, mezzo-sopranos
Andrew Egbuchiem, countertenor
Byron Singleton, tenor
Roland Burks and Blake Burroughs, bass-baritones
Felix Jarrar, piano
Peter Szep, music director and video editor
Judith Barnes, artistic director
VOTING RIGHTS was commissioned by Vertical Player Repertory for the 2019 premiere of The Constitution, A Secular Oratorio.
VOTING RIGHTS is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).