The Fire Ensemble

A community-centered production company that creates revolutionary new work rooted in music, ritual, and revelation by gathering through choirs that foster collective liberation.

Come and wish us well at our final rehearsal before we go into the studio to record our album, The Revival: It Is Our Duty. Currently in residence at The Shed, The Fire Ensemble, led by Creative Director Troy Anthony, is an intergenerational choir community for all New Yorkers, dedicated to using singing and ritual as tools for collective liberation.

This concert/service featuring our choir community, a live gospel band, and special guests will harness the power of community and gratitude as we sing songs from the album and tell you more about how you can ensure The Fire Ensemble is able to continue our work.



 At the center of the company is The Fire Ensemble–an intergenerational pop-up choir community that centers BIPOC and queer folx. As part of a multiyear residency at The Shed, we invite a range of community members to rehearse, workshop, and perform in transformative large-scale music theater works and rituals rooted in predominantly Black musical styles including gospel, R&B, and musical theater.

Although performances will be moments of culmination and expanding the circle of sharing, the emphasis of our projects are on the process, and the space of community that is built through gathering. Additionally, The Fire Ensemble works with many other artistic institutions to produce a number of workshops and commissioned projects by Troy Anthony. 

the album

We're recording an album in 2024! Stay tuned for updates.

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