Nathan Felix and his Choir Commissioned for Special Interactive Performance at McNay
Self-taught composer Nathan Felix and his choir, a 30-piece street choir, From Those Who Follow the Echoes (FTWFTE), have been commissioned to showcase new choral works, as part of the new exhibition, Monet to Matisse: A Century of French Moderns, at the Stieren Center within the McNay Museum. The performance will have a surprise start shortly after 6:30 pm on Thursday June 1st. This particular performance will feature new works written specifically for the exhibition and will feature a choreographed movement by the choir.
FTWFTE is a community-centered choir with a two-fold mission of bringing contemporary choral/classical music to San Antonio establishments such as museums, art exhibitions, gallery spaces and festivals as well as to serve new and underserved listeners through “pop up” performances in random spaces such as retirement homes, hotels, bridges, cemeteries and on the river to name a few. Music director, Nathan Felix, started FTWFTE, in 2016 in an effort to bolster community within the creative arts scene and spread a message of hope and unity through music in San Antonio.
FTWFTE made it’s debut performances at Hotel Emma in November 2016 with a unique surprise “pop-up” concert in which the singers entered the Sternewirth room and dispersed throughout the mezzanine, the stairs and amongst the audience and sang new original works in Latin. After their 20 minute performance at Hotel Emma they jumped in a bus and did a repeat performance on the Hay Street Bridge at Luminaria.
Who: Nathan Felix’s street-choir, From Those Who Follow the Echoes,
What: Performance at the McNay Museum
When: THUR June 1 st ; event from 6:30 – 7:10pm;
Where: McNay Art Museum; 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209
Cost: Free and open to the public
Here is their performance at the Blue Star Contemporary for Contemporary Art Month: