Friday, July 10, 2015

Oakland East Bay Symphony: Summer Sing-In Series: American Spirituals, Museum of Children's Art, Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 7:30-10:00pm

Dr. Lynne Morrow, Chorus Director

Summer Sing-In Series: American Spirituals

Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Time: 7:30-10:00pm


Ever wondered what it is like to sing in a full symphony chorus?

Dr. Lynne Morrow will lead a session on African American Spirituals.

This quintessentially American music is in our cultural DNA. Come hear about the history of the music and then sing it with a deeper understanding. This music is about community, so bring a friend!

Lynne Morrow became Music Director of the Oakland Symphony Chorus in 2005. During her tenure, the scope of the chorus has expanded to include contemporary, international and neglected works along with traditional choral repertoire. She conducts the Chorus’ workshop performances of major works and a Spring Messiah, hosts summer choral outreach “Sing-Ins” and prepares the chorus for work with Oakland East Bay Symphony as well as regional community and youth orchestras with which Oakland Symphony Chorus collaborates, such as the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra, Young People’s Symphony Orchestra and California Symphony.

Lynne Morrow received a Grammy nomination for her work with the Pacific Mozart Ensemble, with whom she has also recorded two CD’s of Dave Brubeck’s choral music. Since 2001, she has directed the Voice and Opera/Music Theatre Programs at Sonoma State University. Morrow also gives lectures for the regional San Francisco Opera Guilds, most recently on the premiere of “Dolores Claiborne.” Dr. Morrow strives for a visceral connection to music, presenting works from every corner of the musical arts in fresh ways, to reach the widest possible audiences.

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