Photo of the tree canopy in fall

Chorus of the Forest by Angélica Negrón

November 2 & 3, 2019

Live, ongoing performances occur between 1-2 p.m. & 3-4 p.m.

Don’t miss the debut of this immersive choral experience

Join us for the premiere of NYBG Composer-in-Residence Angélica Negrón’s newly commissioned, site-specific work for chorus and soundscape in the Thain Family Forest. At a time when giving a voice to the trees is more urgent than ever due to climate change and deforestation, this immersive choral experience explores humanity’s relationship with the forest in a world increasingly dominated by technology.

The performance will consist of six musical vignettes, able to be explored in any order and from any direction, featuring robotic and percussion soundscapes designed by Ms. Negrón and instrumentalist Nick Yulman. Vocalists from numerous NYC choral groups, including Choral Chameleon, Downtown Voices, Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, and Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, will provide vocal harmonies and lyrics that examine our connections—and disconnections—with nature.

Experience the Program

Find out How Negrón Gives Voice to the Trees

Learn More about Negrón's Creative Process


About the Composer

Angélica Negrón is a Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist who writes music for accordions, robotic instruments, toys, and electronics, as well as chamber ensembles and orchestras.