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Events for Friday October 11, 2019

"Down From the Heavens: Celebrating the Music of R. Nathaniel Dett", Westminster Choir College


Friday October 11, 2019
7:30 PM

Westminster Choir College will present an evening of music by Afro-Canadian composer R. Nathaniel Dett on Friday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. Marques L. A. Garrett. assistant professor of music in choral activities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, who has extensively studied Dett's work, will present a pre-concert lecture at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. They can be purchased online at www.rider.edu/arts or by phone at 609-921-2663.

Titled "Down from the Heavens," the program will include Dett's works for piano, chorus and voice, as well as his poetry. Program highlights include Dett's Enchantment, The Chariot Jubilee, Ride on King Jesus and "Father Abraham" from his Eight Bible Vignettes. Performers will be the Westminster Jubilee Singers, conducted by Vinroy D. Brown Jr.; Rochelle Ellis, soprano; and Clipper Erickson, piano, with Kenneth D. Ellerbee, tenor; George Johnson III, tenor and Zackary D. Ross, organ.


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