One of Sequenza 21’s friends  is the “Diasporic Soprano” Candice HoyesA versatile vocalist and songwriter, she sings everything from opera to jazz to pop adjacent new music.

Her new single, “In the Upper Room (For Mary Winnifred)” for soprano, piano, and bass is out today and available on Bandcamp. Mary Winnifred was Hoyes’s grandmother and a mentor figure for her.


The song is part of the inaugural Lincoln Center Social Sculpture Projects “Sadah Espii Proctor’s adrift: the bayou project, curated by the incredible Joyous Pierce,” which can be viewed April 26 – May 8, 2024 at Hearst Plaza. It is Hoyes’s Lincoln Center debut as a composer.