FUTURE CHORUS Founder & Creative Director
FUTURE CHORUS Music Director
Claire Plumb, Little Mission Studio
FUTURE CHORUS Assistant Music Director
Kate Sweeney, July / Magic, Magic Roses
FUTURE CHORUS Collaborator & Project Advisor
Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, Bouquet, Song of Euridyce and Community Chorus
FUTURE CHORUS MEMBER VOCALISTS
Jessica Baer, Ezequiel Calderon Jr, Alice Caraway, Cedre Csillagi, Stevie Ann DePaola, Gee Hahn, Koralie Hill, Colter Jacobson, Ivy Jeanne, Jaime Knight, Rumi Koshino, Terri Loewenthal, Muwazu Misquitta, Jesse Carlo Parsons, Corinna Press, Lily Rachels, Amy Rathbone, Laurian Rhodes, Catherine Lipsetz Dauer, Laura Rose Sanford, Larisa Shaterian, Silky Shoemaker, Sarah Simon, Andrew Berg Sweeney, Henry Velasco, Emerald Vernon-Lapow, Hannah Weiss
Phoenix Libsch, Mona Martinez, Neil Nisbet, Daniela Sea, Will Schwartz & Hazel Klein Wolff
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area since the early 1990's FUTURE CHORUS founder Lena Wolff is primarily a visual artist who works in a range of material approaches including drawing, paper collage, sculpture, murals, text-based pieces and public art. Her practice extends out of American craft and folk-art traditions, while at the same time being connected to the modern and contemporary movements of geometric abstraction, minimalism, social practice, Op art and feminist art. Her work is in the collections of the One Archive, the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Alameda County Arts Commission, Facebook, the Cleveland Clinic, the University of Iowa Museum and the Zuckerman Museum of Art, among others.
Since the 2016 Presidential election, Wolff is bent on generating new work in a range of artistic disciplines that turns the tide toward a better future for all through poetic, unexpected collaborations that spark hopefulness, empowerment and imagination. She lives with her wife, artist and illustrator of Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide, Miriam Klein Stahl and their daughter in Berkeley, California. FUTURE CHORUS is Wolff's first music and performance project.
Composer, performer and musician Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs is a multi-media artist. She is the leader of the Los Angeles Community Chorus; experimental duo, BOUQUET; and creator of the choral/movement ensemble, Song of Eurydice. Riggs creates entry points into her compositions through sculpture, video, costume, and performance. The core theme of her practice is the conviction that the creation of new mythologies can lead to the deconstruction/devastation of real-life hierarchical structures. She has presented work at The Getty Center, Hammer Museum, MOCA LA, de Young Museum, SFMOMA, Bangkok University, Berkeley Art Museum, Art Basel Miami, and All Tomorrow’s Parties Festival (UK).
In 2016, Riggs produced and recorded a sound-piece based on the book Rad American Women A-Z - featuring Angela Davis, Rebecca Solnit, punk legend Alice Bag, and debuted her choral-movement piece, Song of Eurydice at Human Resources, the Getty Center, and as part of the LA Public Works Biennial.
Choral Director and Voice Instructor Claire Plumb is a San Francisco-based musician, vocalist and music instructor. In 2014, she co-founded Little Mission Studio, an independent music school in the Mission District where she is an administrator, director, and vocal instructor. Plumb received her BM in Opera Performance at The Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with Harolyn Blackwell and Ah Hong. At age 16, she was named one of the “Top 50 Young Sopranos” in the USA by the American Association of Teachers of Singers, and one of the “Top 33 Vocalists” by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. She currently runs Little Mission Studio, teaching private voice lessons and leading a children’s choir, alongside writing her own music.