Event produced and sponsored by Reveille Men's Chorus and SAAF's Thornhill Lopez Center
RISE is THEM Youth Ensemble's first major public performance. In recognition of National Transgender Day of Remembrance/Resilience, RISE recalls music from global social movements to cultivate hope and resilience in the face of escalating violence against transgender people in the US. THEM is joined by vocalist Vanessa Alexander, bassist Charlie Ruth Welty and is proud to showcase commissioned artwork by Tucson-based artist and THEM singer Daniel Bonnichsen.
THEM Youth Ensemble is Tucson’s first LGBTQ+ and allied youth chorus run as a partnership between Reveille Men’s Chorus and SAAF’s Thornhill Lopez Center on 4th. THEM is on the leading edge of choruses that are explicitly trans-inclusive, and emphasizes radical self-acceptance, musical literacy, and supportive community for all singers.