“Adrienne Danrich takes us “to church” in her programs–in the best possible way.
It is a much needed voice-lifting and spirit-lifting in these challenging times now and to come.”
– Jennifer Davison, soprano
Created, hosted, and executive produced by Adrienne Danrich
Produced by Opera on Tap, in association with Broadway Presbyterian Church
MUSIC AS THE MESSAGE
Music as the Message (MaM) was created in 2020 by Emmy Award-winning soprano Adrienne Danrich, in response to the need for communal sharing and healing, despite our physical isolation, in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. MaM’s mission is to create shared musical experiences, celebrating the unifying power of music to inspire healing, joy, laughter, love and most importantly, community.
Beginning solely as an online experience, Music as the Message has now grown into a vibrant, interactive, hybrid performance series held LIVE at the beautiful Broadway Presbyterian Church in NYC and simultaneously streamed via Zoom. The hybrid model fosters a greater global presence, reaching audience members from the US and abroad.
Adrienne serves as host, inviting various guest artists from a wide range of backgrounds, genres, and experiences to offer performances of uplifting songs, dance, and spoken word. Music as the Message provides a safe space for Attendees to quietly enjoy or, when invited, to participate and lift their voices in tandem with the performers. Each episode also sees the premiere of newly commissioned works, as well as partnerships with charity organizations, who share in the musical offerings and proceeds.
We believe the arts should be free and available to all. Please consider donating today, no matter the amount, to ensure that Music as the Message can continue our mission. All donations are greatly appreciated.
The Music as the Message series is produced by Opera on Tap, in association with Broadway Presbyterian Church. Free to the public, goodwill offerings accepted.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
PROGRAMS FROM PAST EPISODES
INSIDE IS WHAT REMAINS
Music and Lyrics by Nkeiru Okoye
for Adrienne Danrich’s Music as the Message
MUSIC AS THE MESSAGE
JUNTEENTH EPISODE TRAILER
“DER HÖLLE RACHE KOCHT IN MEINEM HERZEN”
from W. A. Mozart’s The Magic Flute
Remix by Kamala Sankaram
The Music as the Message series is produced by Adrienne Danrich and Opera On Tap, in association with Broadway Presbyterian Church.
Music as the Message is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the governor and the New York State Legislature.