Friends, I will be singing the soprano solo in “Negro Bem Bon” at this concert!
Tuesday, September 13th, 8:00pm Saint Luke's Monrovia - 122 S. California Avenue, Monrovia
African-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) was affectionately referred to in his time as the African "Mahler." His most popular work, "Hiawatha's Wedding Feast" for soli, chorus and orchestra, is a shining example of his command of musical form, texture, harmony, and orchestration, which resulted in overnight fame and respect among colleagues that few men of color could have hoped to enjoy in the early twentieth century. Because of his incredible success in a field dominated by white males at a time when racism in America was peaking, Coleridge-Taylor's influence on African American artists and intellectuals was powerful and far-reaching. Through this project, it is hoped that the compositional voices of past and contemporary composers of African descent might be more distinctly heard and appreciated.
Featuring music of: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Virginia White, Michal Connor, Rosephanye Powell, Alexander Blake, Electo Silva and Zanaida Robles.
Guest Artists: David Clemens, pianist; Elizabeth Tatum; soprano; Margaurite Mathis-Clark, mezzo-soprano, Vincent Robles, baritone.
SGVCC is going on tour to New York to sing a historic performance of Coleridge-Taylor's "Hiawatha's Wedding Feast" at Carnegie Hall in Summer 2018! Ticket sales from our Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Project Concert directly benefit our Carnegie Hall Tour Fund.
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 Seniors & Students.
For tickets or to make a donation, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-samuel-coleridge-taylor-project-concert-tickets-27394781529
or send checks payable to SGVCC, PO Box 2225, Monrovia, CA 91017.