Crowd Out Chicago Community Gathering

Crowd Out Chicago Community Gathering

Sat, August 19, 2017

5:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

Free and Open to the Public

Crowd Out Rehearsal
Crowd Out Rehearsal
Join the crowd.

On October 1, 2017 in Millennium Park, more than 1,000 people from all corners
of Chicago will come together to perform the American premiere of David Lang’s
monumental piece, crowd out. You can be one of them.

Come learn the piece, join the Chicago crowd out choir, and meet your neighbors to
dream about the future of art by attending your community gathering.

No experience necessary. All are welcome. Be part of a once-in-lifetime
citywide experience.
To learn more, visit, or email Bindu Poroori at

***crowd out is a composition and performance for 1,000 voices by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang (co-founder of Bang on a Can, composer of The Little Match Girl Passion, Death Speaks).

crowd out starts this summer with a series of Community Gatherings where you can join the crowd out choir (no experience needed!) and discuss the future of art in Chicago. All voices welcome! Discussions and participant enrollment will continue city-wide culminating in the thrilling 1,000-person US premiere performance this fall.

Each Community Gathering includes a rehearsal of the piece led by a neighborhood singing group and a facilitated conversation about the future of art in your neighborhood and the city. An Illinois Humanities-trained facilitator will lead this discussion, in partnership with a local cultural organization, to assess local arts and culture resources and to reimagine our individual roles in advocating for a brighter future for arts and culture in the life of the individual, the neighborhood, and the city.

These neighborhood gatherings connect organizations, choirs, and residents in an active citywide community; this community will ultimately gather to perform the final performance of crowd out on October 1.***

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Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642