Winter Concert—African American Music: Extensions of the Tradition
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
With Singing City, Jeffrey Brillhart, director
The Germantown Friends School Choir, Steve Kushner, director and
The SC Children's Choir, Steven Fisher, director
Germantown Friends School Meeting House, 31 W. Coulter Street, Philadelphia, PA
Our winter concert will celebrate the vast repertoire of African-American music, spanning several centuries.
Featuring works by Gilbert Martin, Harry T. Burleigh, Rollo Dilworth, Moses Hogan, Damon Dandridge, Roland Carter, Rosephanye Powell, Doreen Rao, and more.
I Dream A World
I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn
I dream a world where all
Will know sweet freedom's way,
Where greed no longer saps the soul
Nor avarice blights our day.
A world I dream where black or white,
Whatever race you be,
Will share the bounties of the earth
And every man is free,
Where wretchedness will hang its head
And joy, like a pearl,
Attends the needs of all mankind-
Of such I dream, my world!
Spring Concert—I’ll Make Me a World
Sunday, April 19, 3 p.m.
The Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
A collaborative concert bringing Singing City together again with Lyric Fest for a musically eclectic, thought-provoking look at our world. Inspired by James Weldon Johns’ poem “The Creation”, this concert will be an exploration of the gifts of the natural world, the art that reflects those gifts, and the bounty and need that live side by side in the 21st century experience. Solo songs interspersed with choral works, including a new work by Lyric Fest’s composer in residence, Kile Smith, scored for audience participation. With Stephen Powell, Elizabeth Weigle and Chrystal Williams, Laura Ward, piano; and percussion ensemble. Reception follows in Centennial Hall.
Brahms Requiem Sing-In
Sunday, June 14, 2015, 3:00 p.m.
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Join Singing City in singing one of Brahms’ most beloved works. Bring your own score and lift your voice!
The Germantown Friends School Choir
The SC Children's Choir