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Brave New Hope

  • Vanderbilt Langford Auditorium 2209 Garland Avenue Nashville, TN 37232 (map)

Nashville in Harmony presents a spring program that lifts our community’s voices in celebration, reflection and reaffirmation.

We have made great progress toward equality, but it is up to us to continue celebrating who we are and what we represent. Now more than ever we must join together to find unity despite our differences. It is time for our community to remain proud, recover our voice, and recreate hope.

Brave New Hope combines song and spoken word for a concert that allows all our voices to be heard. The performance features Nashville in Harmony’s 120-strong chorus singing popular selections from The Greatest Showman and Dear Evan Hansen, among others, as well as poetry readings from Southern Word’s Debria Tyler, Leslie Garcia, Constance Bynum and 2017 Nashville Youth Poet Laureate Gray Bulla.

The concert also features the world premiere of I Am Me All The Time, a new work by Artistic Director Don Schlosser that interweaves original poetry and choral music into a powerful, unified voice. The work explores the diversity and intersectionality of identity, particularly as expressed by contemporary teenagers who navigate new understandings of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.

As we welcome the spring season, join us in lifting our voices as we reinforce and reimagine the hope that has propelled us to where we are today.


Song List

  • Hope
  • This Is Me
  • A Change in My Life
  • True Colors
  • I Am Me All the Time – PREMIER
  • Make Something Beautiful
  • The Defining Moment
  • If You’re Out There
  • She Sings
  • No Day But Today
  • Better Together
  • You Will Be Found
  • Gone, Gone, Gone
  • Born this Way
  • Brave
  • Scars to Your Beautiful
  • Bird Set Free
  • Wings
  • Here’s Where I Stand
  • Why We Sing
Hope is the ability to hear the music of tomorrow. Bravery is dancing to that music today.
— Kuzmic (adapted)
Earlier Event: April 25
Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards
Later Event: June 23
2018 Nashville Pride Festival