Our 39th season continues with Lift Every Voice: Music of Black Women Composers, as the Chorale salutes Black History Month and Women’s History Month with Margaret Bonds’ Credo and music of Ysaÿe M. Barnwell and Rosephanye Powell. The Virginia Chorale's flagship educational program for high-schoolers, Young Singers Project, will join the Chorale on this concert for the Credo and other select pieces. In addition, Dr. Bianca Jackson will join the Chorale as a guest soloist and will also give a pre-concert lecture. Dr. Jackson, music educator and classically trained soprano, is an Assistant Professor of Music at Norfolk State University, where she teaches applied voice, diction, vocal pedagogy, and African American music. Jackson is committed to programming works by Black composers and her research highlights their artistic voice in classical music, notably, her lecture recital: Little Black Slave Child: Musical Expressions of Black Cultural Trauma. We are thrilled to welcome her onto this concert. We also welcome back pianist Dr. Stephen Coxe for this concert series.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 | 7:30 pm
Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Sunday, February 5, 2023 | 4 pm
Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church
6901 Newport Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23505