November 24, 2020

"Sanctuary Road" Nominated for Best Choral Performance Grammy

After the success of their opera The Shining, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec once again collaborated with Pulitzer Prize- and GRAMMY Award-winning librettist/lyricist Mark Campbell to create the second of his “American historical oratorios.” Sanctuary Road draws on the astonishing stories to be found in William Still’s memoir, The Underground Railroad, which documents the network of secret routes and safe houses used by African- American slaves to escape into free states and Canada during the early to mid- 1800s. The epic nature of these stories of courage, perseverance and sacrifice is transformed into an enthralling saga, heard here at its world premiere performance at Carnegie Hall—a performance acclaimed by BroadwayWorld for its “riveting, pulsating wall of sound and stellar soloists.”

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