Collaboration at Chorosynthesis

by Wendy Moy

Conductors as collaborators. Wait! Is that possible? Chorosynthesis tried its hand at a collaborative effort between conductors Wendy Moy and Jeremiah Selvey in their performances of Ein deutsches Requiem by Johannes Brahms last November. Initially conceived as a collaboration among religious and educational institutions in an ecumenical liturgy designed by laypersons, scholars, musicians and ministers, "A Human Liturgy" featured collects to begin and end the service, as well as the reading of lessons in between each movement of Brahms's magnum opus. This collaborative effort from last winter strengthened the communities of those who participated and served as a benefit concert. None of the performers were paid for their services. Feel free to check the project out at