Bridges – Connecting Communities Through Music is MasterVoices’ new community outreach initiative that provides people in a New York community with the opportunity to come together to make music with MasterVoices, regardless of their abilities or backgrounds. In 2015-16, MasterVoices commissioned composer Marisa Michelson and librettist Royce Vavrek to compose a new piece for MasterVoices and diverse community members from Lawrence, Long Island. On June 5, 2016, over 200 people came together to perform Michelson and Vavrek’s “community oratorio” Naamah’s Ark, a retelling of the moment when Noah’s Ark lands and all the animals must learn to share the future.

Enjoy photos from MasterVoices’ 2016 Bridges performance: