Post by Shelley Spector

Artblog Complaint Choir rehearsing
Photo of the Philadelphia Complaint Choir rehearsing. Photo: Talman Koots

I wrote to you earlier about the Philadelphia Complaint Choir, a project that I (SPECTOR Projects) am working on in collaboration with First Person Arts. This weekend we begin our performances in and around the city. The choir, which has grown to about 80 people will perform eight times during three days. (see below) The performance is ten minutes long. I highly recommend it and it’s free. Check out, Complaints Choirs of the World Home, where our performances, once documented will presented as part of this international project.

Here are the scheduled performaces:


Saturday, November 1st 

  • 12:15 pm Rittenhouse Square – By the peaked-roof guardhouse in the center of the park
  • 12:30 pm Rittenhouse Square – By the peaked-roof guardhouse in the center of the park
  • 1:00 pm 16th and Chestnut – NW corner outside Liberty Place
  • 1:30 pm Broad and Locust Streets – corner near The Academy of Music

(Rain schedule – Sunday, November 2nd, same times and places)

Friday, November 7th

  • 5:45 pm Love Statue -15th and JFK, NW corner
  • 6:15 pm Suburban Station**
  • 6:30 pm Suburban Station**

(Rain schedule – all performances inside Suburban Station**)
** Enter on 16th Street between JFK and Arch, go down stairs and make a left at the bottom, take about 25 steps, look left for us near Faber News

Wednesday, November 12th

  • 6:00 pm Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street in the theater

–Shelley Spector, artist, curator, former gallerist, runs Spector Projects when she’s not kvetching.