We The People


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We The People - Written and Composed by Mark Koval

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.

Read an interview with the composer about "We the People": www.voxfeminala.org/koval.htm

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