Lift Every Voice: Celebrating the African American Spirit

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Location: IU South Bend Campus Campus Auditorium, Northside Hal

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 “Lift Every Voice:
Celebrating the African American Spirit” 


Date:         Sunday, February 28, 2016
Time:         7:00 P.M.

Location:   IU South Bend Campus Campus Auditorium, Northside Hal

The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts presents the annual “Lift Every Voice: Celebrating the African American Spirit” concert on Saturday, February 28 at 7 pm in the Campus Auditorium at IU South Bend. The performance will feature guest artists Albert Lee, tenor; Ridge Davis, flute; and Karl Van Richards, piano. The South Bend Symphonic Choir under the direction of Marvin V. Curtis and the IU South Bend Gospel Choir under the direction of Tamra Garrett will also perform in this celebration of Black History Month.

“Lift Every Voice” will feature a lecture/demonstration by tenor Albert Lee on the musical settings of the poetry of African American author Langston Hughes, with a focus on his influence on American music culture. Lee’s presentation will highlight Hughes’ contribution to American musical theatre, opera, and art songs, as well as his collaborations with composers William Grant Still, and living composers Ricky Ian Gordon, H. Leslie Adams, and Robert Owens. 

Tickets for “Lift Every Voice” are available for $3 per person and are free to students and children. For tickets and additional information please contact the arts box office at 574.520.4203 or visit arts.iusb.edu.