Origins of An African American Requiem
With Damien Geter, composer of An African American Requiem and featured artists
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 | 3:00 pm
Langston Room at Busboys and Poets | 2021 14th St NW
Earlier this week, the featured artists for Damien Geter’s An African American Requiem joined us at Busboys and Poets for a discussion about the works on the program including musical examples and Q&A with the audience.
We are so grateful to these wonderful performers for sharing their personal experiences as musicians and what An African American Requiem means to them.
Scott Tucker, Choral Arts Artistic Director
Nolan Williams, Jr., guest conductor and composer
Damien Geter, composer
Jacqueline Echols, soprano
Karmesha Peake, mezzo soprano
Norman Shankle, tenor
Kenneth Overton, baritone
Wei-han Wu, piano
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.
This event will take place in person and be streamed to Choral Arts’ Facebook Page. Tickets for the in-person event will reserve your seat until 5 minutes before the event starts.
All programs, artists, dates, times, and content are subject to change.