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25 in 5

25 in 5 commision program

In the 2023-24 season, the Chorale launched 25 in 5, Gershon’s visionary commissioning program. Over the course of five seasons, the Chorale is inviting 25 composers to create new works of varying scale and complexity for the Chorale and its education programs. As part of the commitment made in 2020 by the Chorale to reserve at least 50% of each season for works by composers from historically underrepresented groups in classical music, there will be an emphasis on inviting composers who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives, enriching the choral repertoire with a mosaic of cultural influences.

For the 2024-25 season, these new works are by Jason Max Ferdinand, Reena Esmail, Rufus Wainwright, and Doug Aitkin. The program represents an unprecedented commitment by the Chorale to explore a comprehensive range of new possibilities for choral ensemble.

25 in 5 is made possible by the Susan Erburu Reardon and George Reardon Commissioning Fund, and Marla Borowski.