Chandler Carter’s staged works have been variously described as a “compelling musical recounting” (Newsday); as conveying “an inborn feeling for the Southern setting, confidently employing elements of jazz, blues and gospel hymns” (Raleigh News and Observer); and “a strangely and powerfully moving drama” (Classical Voice).
This Little Light of Mine
the story of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer
four scenes; ca. 75'
based on the life of Robert Francis Kennedy
three acts; ca. 2' 15"
monodrama based on the death of French sculptor Jean-Louis Brian
based on the novel by Lillian Smith
two acts; 2 hr. 20’
based on the conversation piece by Gerhard Rühm
(1995; rev 2001)
based on the life of Nelson Mandela
two parts; 1 hr. 50’