Get to know Norman Shankle
Tenor Soloist, An African American Requiem
Norman Shankle joins Choral Arts for the East Coast premiere of Damien Geter’s An African American Requiem.
About a month ago, Norman sang in the world premiere of Adolphus Hailstork’s A Knee on The Neck with baritone soloist Kenneth Overton and our friends at the National Philharmonic.
Choral Arts: What does An African American Requiem mean to you?
Norman Shankle: Being a part of this Requiem is important to me for several reasons. I think working on new works is always important. Outside of expanding the repertoire, new ideas keep music alive and moving forward. Most importantly, for me, getting the chance to tell a part of my story in great music is an experience that doesn’t happen too often and I’m proud to be a part of it.
Choral Arts: What album, recording, or artist are you listening to most right now?
Norman Shankle: Music I’m listening to now-
Love Supreme- John Coltrane
Tyler the Creator-Flower Boy
Sufjan Stevens- Carrie and Lowell
Rautavaara- Concerto for birds and Orchestra
Keep up with Norman’s upcoming performances at https://www.uiatalent.com/artists/norman-shankle/#artist-calendar
- Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis | National Philharmonic | June 2022
- Mozart’s Requiem| Knoxville Symphony | April 2023