Community Listening Experience
Damien Geter’s An African American Requiem
Saturday, May 7, 2022 | 9:00 pm
Virtual Concert Hall
Tickets are free with registration and required to access the group discussion.
Ahead of the east-coast premiere of An African American Requiem, composer Damien Geter’s bold, thought-provoking musical response to violence against African Americans in the United States, audiences have a rare opportunity to hear the work ahead of the concert.
Tune in to the live broadcast of the premiere on WQXR NYC or Portland All Classical to listen and join Choral Arts on Zoom to engage with Choral Arts singers and patrons as we share the experience of hearing this work together.
Listening Party ticket holders will receive a special offer to attend the east-coast premiere live at the Kennedy Center on Monday, May 23, 2022, at 7:00 pm.
ABOUT THE REQUIEM
Combining traditional Latin Requiem texts with civil rights declarations, poetry, and the famous last words of Eric Garner, “I can’t breathe,” this performance will honor past and present victims of racial violence and spur reflection on how to build a more hopeful future.
Damien Geter: An African American Requiem (World premiere)
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William Eddins, Conductor
The African American Requiem Choir, featuring Resonance Ensemble, Kingdom Sound Gospel Ensemble, and members of regional choirs
Katherine FitzGibbon, Chorusmaster
Brandie Sutton, Soprano
Karmesha Peake, Mezzo-Soprano
Bernard Holcomb, Tenor
Kenneth Overton, Baritone
Renee Mitchell, Poet and Narrator
This is an online only event. Attendees will listen live on their personal devices and share the experience in the Virtual Zoom session through the chat.
All programs, artists, dates, times, and content are subject to change.