Nathaniel Dett Chorale

Freedom Has A Voice

2015-05-02 15:00 2015-05-02 17:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Nathaniel Dett Chorale

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/10299

Under the direction of founder and Artistic Director D. BRAINERD BLYDEN-TAYLOR, the NATHANIEL DETT CHORALE has been bringing Afrocentric choral music to the world for 15 years, mining the rich musical heritage derived from the African diaspora. As a response to being enslaved during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, men and women of African heritage created spirituals, songs of sorrow, love, faith, and hope. Many of these songs were encoded with covert messages as a way to sing freedom into...

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Southminster United Church,15 Aylmer Avenue,Ottawa,Canada
Saturday, May 2, 2015
3 PM EDT
Southminster United Church 15 Aylmer Avenue Ottawa Canada
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Family programming Music Children
  • Bilingual

Under the direction of founder and Artistic Director D. BRAINERD BLYDEN-TAYLOR, the NATHANIEL DETT CHORALE has been bringing Afrocentric choral music to the world for 15 years, mining the rich musical heritage derived from the African diaspora. As a response to being enslaved during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, men and women of African heritage created spirituals, songs of sorrow, love, faith, and hope. Many of these songs were encoded with covert messages as a way to sing freedom into existence. Freedom Has A Voice conveys the power, universality, and enduring resonance of the spiritual – the music not heard with the ears – to demonstrate why these songs still live. Named to honour the legacy of African-Canadian composer R. NATHANIEL DETT, this innovative and world-renowned choir brings to Ontario Scene a powerful performance that will move your heart.

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  • Director D. Brainerd Blyden-Taylor
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