Broadway Inspirational Voices
- New York
BROADWAY INSPIRATIONAL VOICES
Founded in 1994 and led by Tony™ and Grammy™ nominated Michael McElroy, Broadway Inspirational Voices is a diverse, professional choir of Broadway artists, united to change lives through the power of music and service. Our Grammy™ nominated vocal group presents uniquely moving choral experiences rooted in the rich traditions of Gospel and Broadway. Comprised of the best professional performers New York City and Broadway have to offer, we are uniquely proficient in our artistry. Each performance is an exhilarating and moving musical journey reflecting our unique blend of musical theater and gospel roots.
Currently we produce two public concerts a year, and are in-demand through professional appearances, having performed with Elton John, Gloria Estefan, Sting, Vanessa Williams and many more. We’ve performed in venues like Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as on Broadcasts ranging from the Tony Awards to “Late Night with David Letterman.” BIV has two CD’s of Holiday Gospel music, “Great Joy, A Gospel Christmas” and “Great Joy II: Around the World.”
Hope, Inspiration, Transformation:
BIV has a robust service mission, utilizing the talent of our artists to give back to youth in need in the New York City area. We strengthen and unify these communities by providing hope and inspiration through our performances. We transform lives through music outreach service programs. These programs support the social/emotional well-being of children facing illness, homelessness, and under-funded arts programming. Our Service partners include: Ronald McDonald House-New York, Covenant House, and Mosaic Prep Elementary School in Harlem.
BIV is a diverse, professional choir of Broadway Artists united to change lives through the power of music and service.
Harnessing the virtuosity and diversity of Broadway's musical talent, BIV creates uniquely moving choral experiences rooted in the rich traditions of Gospel and Broadway.
We strengthen and unify communities by providing HOPE and INSPIRATION though our performances.
We TRANSFORM lives through music outreach service programs.
Songs in the Key of Me!
Through this program, members of BIV are connected with youth and families in need. Together, these teams craft a personal song over the course of several weeks. The fruits of their labors are then performed by the children, by BIV members, and by others within the Broadway community, often in partnership with organizations such as Ronald McDonald House and Covenant House.
Music and Me
Kindergarteners and first-graders are taught the fundamentals of music by BIV members through songs that pair with the curriculums of their other classes. At their graduations, the students are given a chance to show off what they've learned.
1, 2, 3... In the Key of Me
For schools who have lost funding for the arts, BIV members create musical programs that last several weeks. During that time, students learn everything from rhythm to composition - and even sign language - from Broadway veterans. The program concludes with a performance for parents, faculty and staff.