We the People

For narrator, chorus (SATB, SSAA, or TTBB), six cellos, and piano
Duration: 35 minutes

In the spring of 2008, the Supreme Court of California legalized same-sex marriage. Between May and early November, over 18,000 same-sex couples were legally married. But with the recent passage of Proposition 8, these marriages are now in jeopardy and all same-sex marriage rights have been outlawed.

Is there such a thing as a fundamental right to marry?

Does the Constitution guarantee this right to everyone?

As the debate over same-sex marriage unfolds, Americans must ask themselves how dedicated they are to the concept of true equality. We the People is a choral musical that explores this controversial question. Using music combined with imagery, the piece is designed to create awareness about same-sex marriage and to personalize the stories of those Americans who are most affected by marriage inequality.

The Narrator’s part is a non-singing role. Choral parts can be performed by as few as four singers or by an entire chorus. Accompaniment can be performed on piano alone if necessary.

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