A Look a the History, Context, and Meaning behind the Spirituals
Join us for an exploration of the African American Spirituals through a special webinar and concert with the American Spiritual Ensemble.
WEBINAR – April 25, 7 pm
On April 25th Dr. Everett McCorvey of The American Spiritual Ensemble will lead a zoom class on the history, context and hidden messages in spirituals, and how they still speak to us today in our present world.
VIRTUAL CONCERT – May 2, 7 pm
On May 2nd at 7:00 pm we will host a virtual concert featuring the American Spiritual Ensemble. This concert will be available to watch here May 2 at 7 pm thru May 8.
Dr. McCorvey is the founder and director of The American Spiritual Ensemble as well as Endowed Chair in Opera Studies/Director of Opera and Professor of Voice at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. For more on Dr. McCorvey and The American Spiritual Ensemble you can visit their web page at www.americanspiritualensemble.com or read an article from the Presbyterian Mission Agency on “Rediscovering the Songs of the Enslaved.”
For more information on the Power of Spirituals Webinar, April 25 at 7 pm
For more information on the Arts for the Soul Concert, May 2nd at 7:00 pm