Southeastern choirs to present African American Heritage concert February 28


Thursday, February 22, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale will present a concert titled “African-American Heritage” on Feb. 28.
     Sponsored by the Department of Music and Performing Arts, the free performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Music Building Auditorium on Southeastern’s campus. Director of Choral Activities Alissa Mercurio Rowe will conduct the choirs.
     “We are presenting this concert in honor of Black History Month,” said Rowe. “We will celebrate African-American heritage through many forms of art, including spoken word, dance, and music such as classical, pop, and rap.”
     The concert begins with “In Dat Great Giddin’ Up Mo’nin” arranged by Rosephanye Powell and also includes “Give Me Jesus,” arranged by Moses Hogan; “Respect My Melanin,” by Amber Galloway; “Lord, Give Me Just A Little More Time,” arranged by Derrick Fox; “I Want Jesus to Walk With Me,” arranged by Dan Forrest; “In the Black Midwinter,” by Gustav Holst; “Silent Night,” arranged by Richard Nance; “What a Wonderful World,” by Louis Armstrong; “A Change is Gonna Come,” by Sam Cook; “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,” by Ntozake Shange; “Motherless Child,” arranged by Adolphus Hailstork; “House of the Rising Sun,” by The Animals; and “Summertime,” from “Porgy and Bess” by George and Ira Gershwin.
     For its finish, the Southeastern Women’s Chorale will perform “The Color Purple,” arranged by Rollo Dillworth, and the Southeastern Concert Choir will perform “Great God Almighty,” arranged by Stacey V. Gibbs.
     For more information on the concert, contact the Department of Music and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.

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