The ASC, along with philanthropist Tom Blount, has commissioned internationally known composer Yotam Haber to create the world premiere of “AMCS” to commemorate the events of 1963 and the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. “AMCS” will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. It is a 75-minute piece that features a choir, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and multimedia elements that include oral histories from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
This symphonic work will feature four female soloists, ages 11-18, two sopranos and two altos. All should have confident, clear voices, without a lot of vibrato, be comfortable with new music and have the ability to read music. Soloists must commit to attending rehearsals the week of September 15, to the performance on Sept. 21, and occasional rehearsals that will be scheduled throughout the year until the performance.