Moët & Chandon is spreading the holiday spirit with special events in more than 20 cities globally, with New York City as the most recent stop.
After appearances in Milan, London, Paris, Mexico City, and more, Moët & Chandon graced New York with twinkling lights, extravagant champagne towers, and a large-scale sculpture installed at the Lincoln Center, created by British contemporary artist Es Devlin. The illuminated work, aptly named “Your Voices,” nods to the linguistic diversity and resilience displayed by New Yorkers, inspiring unity during the holiday season and beyond.
In conjunction with the grand installation, Lincoln Center will also curate free performances with choirs representing the many languages and cultures present in NYC. As the brand has made a habit of championing different charitable causes through its Toast for a Cause initiative, this year’s celebration also oversaw donations to the Endangered Language Alliance.
Devlin often creates sculptures that bring light, music, and language together and her creative touch has reached far and wide — from Tate Modern’s galleries to the stages of Beyonce, Adele, and the Met Opera.
Her new work on display at the Lincoln Center is a kinetic, revolving sculpture formed out of 700 glowing cords with a corresponding choral soundscape, which stands in to represent the over 700 languages spoken in New York City.
“As the sculpture revolves, it acts as a lens between the viewer and their surroundings. The viewer’s perspective is spliced and framed by the shifting strands of the sculpture as it turns, evoking the way our perspectives are enriched and shaped by experiencing the linguistic structures and identities of others,” says Devlin.
Along with a festive brass band, a giant sparkling disco ball, and a larger than life champagne pyramid, the night also included a surprise performance by none other than the holiday queen herself, Mariah Carey.
After her performance concluded, guests snapped photos in an immersive gold-wrapped room and enjoyed music provided by the night’s DJs, Vashtie and Heron Preston. The event also hosted VIPs including Emily Ratajkowski, Alexa Demie, Daniel Kaluuya, Daniel Arsham, Taylor Russell, and more.
“Your Voices” will be on display at the Lincoln Center from December 6-18 and free choral performances will begin at 6 pm EST on December 6, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18. For more information about the installation, visit www.moet.com/en-us/YourVoices.