Rev Billy Announces: THE NIGHT BEFORE MAY DAY CONVERGENCE

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Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir to stage NIGHT BEFORE MAY DAY show at 7 PM Monday April 30th at Theater for the New City in New York's East Village.

FOR RELEASE AND CONCERT CALENDAR

THE NIGHT BEFORE MAY DAY CONVERGENCE
With inspiration by REV BILLY & THE STOP SHOPPING CHOIR
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 155 1st Avenue, btw 9 and 10th Str
7 PM, Monday April 30
Church of Stop Shopping Performance
FREE/ by donation

Reverend Billy and the 35-voice Stop Shopping Choir, many of whom are occupy activists in OWS working groups, will stage their NIGHT BEFORE MAY DAY show at 7 PM Monday April 30th at Theater for the New City in New York's East Village. A party will follow.

In anticipation of #OccupyMayDay, the special one-night engagement will feature excerpts from the song-cycle the choir recently created from the words of the Declaration of the Occupation, adopted by the NYC general assembly at Zuccotti Park in October 2011.

It’s The Night Before May Day, and all through the city, citizens fight for their rights, and the rights of others, by transforming our streets into social forums. They keep the 1st Amendment ALIVE! Amen.

It’s The Night Before May Day, and all through the city, pro-bono lawyers and the National Lawyers Guild fight for the rights and release of so many activists. These lawyers are the LIONS of free speech, working for change and standing for justice!

The words of the Declaration of the Occupation, adopted by the New York general assembly shortly after Zuccotti Park was turned into Liberty Sq last September - have been put to music, creating an 8 song cycle. The EP of this oratorio will be offered to the audience at The Night Before May Day.

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