"Voices of Black Women"

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Music / Singing - Performance

Date & Time: Friday, October 25, 2019
7:30 PM-8:30 PM
Suggested Audiences: College, Adult, Elders
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College of the Holy Cross: St. Joseph Memorial Chapel
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395
Cost: Free
Description: Inspired by the Africana Studies' year-long exploration of Black Womanhood, this concert will explore choral music composed by black women. The program will include works by Florence Price, born in 1887 in Arkansas, and the first black woman to have a symphony premiered by a major American orchestra (the Chicago Symphony in 1933); selections from the lush cantatas of Margaret Bonds, who collaborated with the poet Langston Hughes to create stunning large-scale compositions based on spirituals; anthems by Undine Smith Moore, who taught at Virginia State University for 45 years, starting in 1927; and the powerful a cappella works of Ysaye Barnwell, one of the founding members of the world-famous vocal ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock. Works by these composers and others, such as contemporary luminaries Rosephanye Powell and Tania León, will range from transcendent to electrifying. We hope you can join us for this thrilling evening of music!
More Information: Website: https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/music/concerts-...
E-mail: njordan@holycross.edu
Entered by: Nicoleta Jordan

Created: September 17, 2019 at 10:42 AM

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