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A Question of Love is a staged concert which explores the relationships between queerness, spirituality, and organized religion. Premiered on November 3rd, 2019 at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston, A Question of Love was curated and performed by mezzo-soprano Hailey McAvoy, baritone Brad Testerman, and pianist Bethany Pietroniro.
The concert, featuring a diverse array of American songs with texts ranging from Latin psalms to the lyrics of Cole Porter, presents a variety of perspectives surrounding queer culture, religious tradition, and the intersection of the two. The composers on the program span from Samuel Barber (1910-1981) to contemporary composers Gilda Lyons and Michael Lewis, to original songs and arrangements by Testerman, McAvoy, and Pietroniro. All of these come together to trace a journey beginning in faith and traveling though questioning, recognition, grief, anger, and ultimate hope for healing.
To learn more about the concert, access the concert program, learn about the artists, or bring A Question of Love to a venue near you, visit our website: https://www.aquestionofloveconcert.com/.
You can also contact me with questions about this project. I would love to hear from you!
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