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Guild Hall & Calvary Baptist Church Present Resistance Revival Chorus

Resistance Revival Chorus. Photo: Ginny Suss

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Friday, June 3
7PM - 8:30PM
$55 ($50 for Members)

Calvary Baptist Church

60 Spinner Lane
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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Guild Hall & Calvary Baptist Church Present Resistance Revival Chorus
Friday, June 3, 7-8:30PM
$55 ($49.50 for Members)
Calvary Baptist Church, 60 Spinner Lane, East Hampton

The Resistance Revival Chorus is a collective of more than 60 womxn who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women’s voices. The great artist and activist Harry Belafonte once said, “when the movement is strong, the music is strong” and the RRC attempts to live up to that call. Chorus members are touring musicians, film and television actors, Broadway performers, solo recording artists, gospel singers, political activists, educators, filmmakers, artists, and more, representing a multitude of identities, professions, creative backgrounds, and activist causes. The RRC centers women in music and addresses how historically marginalized women have been in the music industry.

As part of their 2022 Tour, the Resistance Revival Chorus will present a concert featuring original anthems from their 2020 album, This Joy. The album features original compositions along with protest classics and was recorded in New York City with GRAMMY-nominated producer Tiffany Gouché. The album is 100% created by women, non-binary artists and features special guests Rhiannon Giddens, Valerie June, and Deva Mahal. Righteous Babe’s Ani DiFranco says of the Chorus “The RRC is like an antidote to silence and submission. In this age of division and hopelessness, let us listen to their collective voice and get lifted. Let us remember who we really are.”

A unique feature to the Resistance Revival Chorus’ program in East Hampton is a week-long residency with East Hampton High School (EHHS). During the week leading up to the concert, singer, songwriter, activist, and Resistance Revival Chorus Member, Meah Pace, will work with students from the EHHS Choir. Pace will lead the choir in the composition of their own original anthem and teach them repertoire from the Resistance Revival Chorus to be performed as part of the June 3 concert.

  • Resistance Revival Chorus

    The Resistance Revival Chorus (RRC) is a collective of more than 60 womxn, and non-binary singers, who join together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center womxn’s voices. Chorus members are touring musicians, film and television actors, Broadway performers, solo recording artists, gospel singers, political activists, educators, filmmakers, artists, and more, representing a multitude of identities, professions, creative backgrounds, and activist causes. We center womxn in music, and address how historically marginalized womxn have been in the music industry. The great artist and activist Harry Belafonte once said, “when the movement is strong, the music is strong” and we attempt to live up to that call. The RRC calls for justice and equity for womxn across racial, ethnic, economic, sexual identity and religious lines. We aim to be intersectional in our feminism and reveal that all social justice issues overlap heavily with womxn’s issues; to harness the collective power of womxn to help change the world; to celebrate each other through song; to embrace Toi Dericotte’s idea of “joy as an act of resistance.” https://www.resistancerevivalchorus.com/

  • Meah Pace

    Meah Pace is a renowned singer, songwriter, activist, and beloved fixture on the New York City soul scene. Her powerhouse vocals and fiery stage presence have landed her performances at The Grammy’s, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. Pace puts her boundless talent on full display touring the world with dance/punk band “!!!” (Chk Chk Chk) and has appeared on their last two albums “Wallop” and “Shake The Shudder”. As an activist, she combines her passions for social justice and music touring with the grassroots organization Vote Common Good.  She is also a featured vocalist and songwriter in The Resistance Revival Chorus and has landed her original song “I Hope” on their debut album, “This Joy” on Righteous Babe Records.  

    Originally from Clinton, Maryland, Pace was formerly captain of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders and starred in the popular talent search reality series "R U the Girl?" (UPN/Fox), hosted by hip-hop pioneers T-Boz and Chilli from TLC. Upon relocating to New York, she honed her remarkable talents performing as the frontwoman for Daptone Records’ The Mellomatics before breaking out into an impressive solo career. After forming her own band, “The MAP Legends” she independently released her first solo EP entitled “11:03” on which she was co-writer and executive producer. She has collaborated with a stellar lineup of artists, including  Rev. Vince Anderson & The Love Choir, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, The Roots, and The All American Rejects and has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Last Call with Carson Daly.“

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This engagement of Resistance Revival Chorus is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Theater Programming supported in part by The Schaffner Family Foundation, Straus Family Foundation, Michael Balmuth, Blythe Danner, and funding from The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.

 Learning & Public Engagement programming is supported by The Patti Kenner Arts Education Fellowship, The Hearthland Foundation, Stephen Meringoff, Susan and Stephen Scherr, and funding from the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Endowment Fund, and The Melville Straus Family Endowment.

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