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Saturday, October 21, 2017
An event every day that begins at 3:00am, repeating until Sunday, October 22, 2017
What does it sound like when a chorus of female voices sing softly at the bedside of someone who is ill or dying? It sounds like an ancient art, which is exactly what it is. Bedside singing choirs now exist throughout the United States, offering solace to those who are on the threshold of life. Artist Leigh Davis has created a new site specific sound installation for Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel that brings this beautiful music into its sacred space. Visitors are encouraged to sit or move through the chapel at their own leisure. The work offers a way to explore the power of loss and memory through song, emphasizing the beauty and peace one might find in the universal experience of death. Vigil is presented as part of Reimagining Tradition, an exhibition developed by Open Source Gallery.
Free, no reservations required.