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Our Song, Our Story

Our Song, Our Story

JAN 18 | Cobb Great Hall

This performance is sponsored by

MSUFCU
Jackson
WKAR

Program

OUR SONG, OUR STORY

THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES

  • Damien Sneed
    Piano & Curator
  • Brandie Sutton
    Soprano
  • Raehann Bryce-Davis
    Mezzo-Soprano

  • Nijoma Grevious
    Violin
  • Drew Alexander Forde
    Viola
  • Amyr Joyner
    Violin
  • Caleb Vaughn Jones
    Cello

OPENING

Evocation (for solo piano)
Hale Smith (Black composer)

SPIRITUALS

In That Great Getting Up Morning
Traditional spiritual arr. by Damien Sneed

Ride On King Jesus
Hall Johnson (Black composer)
Traditional spiritual arr. by Damien Sneed

Lord How Come Me Here
Traditional spiritual arr. by Brandie Sutton 

Hold On
Traditional spiritual arr. by Ramon Braxton (Black composer) & Damien Sneed

Scandalized My Name
Traditional spiritual arr. by Damien Sneed

ART SONGS

The Earth Sings song cycle
based on James Weldon Johnson
Damien Sneed (Black composer)
World Premiere commissioned by The ASCAP Foundation Charles Kingsford Fund

Chanson Perpetuelle
Sneed, Bryce-Davis

Widmung
Robert Schumann

Morgen
Richard Strauss

Till I Wake
Harry T. Burleigh (Black composer)

String Quartet, No. 1 "Calvary"—Allegro
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson(Black composer)

OPERA ARIAS & DUETS

Vieni o tu che ognor io chiamo
from Caterina Ornaro
Gaetano Donizetti

O Don Fatale
from Don Carlos
Giuseppe Verdi

I Am Moses the Liberator
from Harriet Tubman
Nkeiru Okoye (Black composer)

I Was A Constant Faithful Wife
from The Bear
William Walton

Belle nuit (Barcarolle)
from Le Contes D'Hoffmann
Jacques Offenbach

BLACK COMPOSERS

We Wear The Mask
B.E. Boykin

Nobody's Business
Peter Ashbourne arr. by Damien Sneed

In A Sentimental Mood
Duke Ellington

He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
Traditional spiritual arr. by Damien Sneed


Tonight's performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.


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Wharton Center gratefully recognizes our Circle Members for their philanthropic contribution, our Legacy donors who have chosen to support with their estate plans, individuals and organizations that have established named endowments to support Wharton Center, and our corporate sponsors.

Wharton Center would like to acknowledge the members of IATSE local 274.