​​​​​​​GU Concert Choir: Ballad of the Brown King

Ballad of the Brown King
Music by Margaret Bonds
Text by Langston Hughes
Prof. Frederick Binkholder, artistic director

This holiday concert features the nine-movement Christmas cantata Ballad of the Brown King, with music by African-American composer Margaret Bonds and text by writer Langston Hughes, her long-time collaborator. Front page dedication of the work notes that it is “Inspired by and Dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." This concert is part of the GU Concert Choir’s “A Year of Margaret Bonds,” which features works from the Special Collections Research Center at Georgetown University's Lauinger Library, including Bonds’ and Hughes’ Easter cantata Simon Bore the Cross, which will have its world premiere on April 30.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
FREE

Wednesday, November 15 at 8:00pm

Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

Event Type

Arts, Music, Community, Student Events, Cultural

Audience

Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public

Departments

Georgetown College, Performing Arts

Website

http://performingarts.georgetown.edu

Cost

FREE

Presenter

Georgetown University Music Program

Open to the public and the press?

yes

Event Contact Name

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