GU Concert Choir: "Simon Bore the Cross"

Music by Margaret Bonds
Text by Langston Hughes

The Georgetown University Concert Choir performs this Easter cantata by the African-American composer Margaret Bonds with text by her long-time collaborator Langston Hughes, based on the spiritual He Never Said a Mumblin’ Word. When the Special Collections of Georgetown University's Lauinger Library recently purchased the archives of Margaret Bonds, handwritten parts of this work—once thought to be lost—were discovered by Prof. Anna Celenza. Now Prof. Frederick Binkholder has created a performance score from the handwritten manuscripts and the GU Concert Choir’s “A Year of Margaret Bonds” culminates with this marvelous, historic work.

DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE
FREE

7:15 pm pre-concert lecture:
Experts Dr. Tammy Kernodle (Miami University) and Dr. Anna Celenza (Georgetown University) will give a pre-concert lecture about Simon Bore the Cross, Margaret Bonds, and the importance of her legacy in music history.

 

 

Monday, April 30 at 8:00pm

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

Event Type

Arts, Music, Student Events, Social, Community, 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

Davis Performing Arts Center ticket office

Event Contact Email

callagyboxoffice@georgetown.edu

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