Tonality: Unity through Diversity
Founded in 2016 by Alexander Lloyd Blake, Tonality is a Los Angeles-based professional choral ensemble that aims to connect with audiences by illuminating issues of shared humanity through song. Refreshingly diverse in their backgrounds, the members of Tonality are united under a common goal of social justice as expressed through wide-ranging vocal art. This case study surveys the impetus behind the formation of Tonality. It reviews some of the group’s early programs and highlights its ability to stir audiences to action at its performances. Tonality’s effectiveness lies in live performance, and the themes it embraces have the power to move audiences beyond Los Angeles. Its director contemplates how touring might work with the group’s bold artistic mission.
Author: Michael Alan Anderson
Published: Spring 2021
Details: PDF Download – 7 pages
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