Join the crowd.
On October 1, 2017 in Millennium Park, more than 1,000 people from all corners of Chicago will come together to perform the American premiere of David Lang’s monumental piece, "crowd out." You can be one of them!
Come learn the piece, join the Chicago crowd out choir, and meet your neighbors to dream about the future of art by attending your community gathering. No experience necessary. All are welcome. Be part of a once-in-lifetime citywide experience.
To prepare for crowd out, Illinois Humanities and Chicago Humanities Festival will organize a summer series of Community Gatherings in every neighborhood of Chicago. Hosted in public libraries, parks, schools, churches, and cultural spaces throughout the city, each event is an opportunity for residents of Chicago to join crowd out.
This Community Gathering includes a rehearsal of the piece led by the Wicker Park Choral Singers and a facilitated conversation about the future of art in your neighborhood and the city. An Illinois Humanities-trained facilitator will lead this discussion, in partnership with a local cultural organization, to assess local arts and culture resources and to reimagine our individual roles in advocating for a brighter future for arts and culture in the life of the individual, the neighborhood, and the city. These neighborhood gatherings connect organizations, choirs, and residents in an active citywide community; this community will ultimately gather to perform the final performance of Crowd Out on October 1.
Join the crowd.