Jeannette Sorrell, conducting Kristine Caswelch & Ashlee Foreman, sopranos Reggie Mobley, countertenor Jacob Perry, tenor Jonathan Woody, bass with AF instrumentalists and the Musettes Ensemble (youth chorus) Back by popular demand! This uplifting program by Jeannette Sorrell premiered in May 2021 and now returns in an expanded version. Monteverdi’s beautiful Nigra Sum (I am Black & Beautiful) from the Vespers of 1610 meets a stunning 2019 composition of the same title by Black composer Jonathan Woody. Renowned countertenor Reggie Mobley shares tales of his childhood growing up Black (and beautiful) in the Deep South. A suite by Joseph Bologne leads to Civil War-era spirituals. The Apollo’s Musettes (youth choir) join AF musicians and soloists in this celebration of our shared humanity.
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