Tyler's Suite is a new and lauded nine-piece choral movement dedicated to the memory of Tyler Clementi, a talented young musician who died by suicide after being bullied by his roommate during his first weeks of college.
Created under the leadership of Composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin) and Dr. Timothy Seelig (conductor and artistic director of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus), Tyler's Suite explores the voices and experiences of Tyler and his family through the music of nine of today's top composers, including Ann Hampton Callaway and Stephen Schwartz. Presented in partnership with DCINY and the Tyler Clementi Foundation.
The music of Norwegian Composer Ola Gjeilo conducted by DCINY Associate Artistic Director James Meaders will include the New York Premiere of Gjeilo's Dark Night of the Soul and Luminous Night of the Soul. The set will also include Gjeilo's well known work, The Ground from his Sunrise Mass.