More Than Rhythm: A Black Music Series With Dr. Tony McNeill
Join us to launch the More Than Rhythm series with The Heritage Celebration Chorale, an aggregation of choral music educators, enthusiasts, and vocal artists from the Carolinas and Georgia, and experience a sampling of diverse sacred choral textures that exist in the Black sacred music tradition. Led by Dr. Tony McNeill, they offer a program of sacred choral works by Black composers that span several genres and include classical styles, spirituals, hymn arrangements, anthems, gospel, and music from the congregational song traditions of the Carolinas such as metered hymns, traditional and arranged prayer, and praise songs of the Black church. The audience becomes the choir during various sing-along opportunities throughout the concert. Hosted by ethnomusicologist Dr. Birgitta Johnson.