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
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