Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Dominique-René de Lerma: San Gabriel Valley Choral Co.: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Project Tues. Sept. 15, 2015, 7:30 PM, St. Luke's Episcopal, Monrovia, CA

is profiled at AfriClassical.comwhich
features a comprehensive Works List and a  
Bibliography by Dr. Dominique-René de

Zanaida Robles writes:

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to invite you to The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Project, happening this year on Coleridge-Taylor's actual birthday: Tuesday, September 15, 7:30pm at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Monrovia. Please print and share the attached flyer. See below for program info. The concert is free ($20 suggested donation), and a reception with birthday cake will follow. I look forward to seeing you there.


Zanaida Robles, DMA

Singer | Conductor | Composer | Instructor


Artistic Director
San Gabriel Valley Choral Company


The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor project is a group of musical artists who honor the legacy of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor by presenting an annual concert featuring works by composers of African descent. Through this project, it is hoped that the compositional voices of past and contemporary composers of African descent might be more distinctly heard and appreciated. 

African British composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor (1875-1912), was affectionately referred to in his time as the African “Mahler.” His most popular work, "Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast" for soli, chorus and orchestra, is a shining example of his command of musical form, texture, harmony, and orchestration, which resulted in overnight fame and respect among colleagues that few men of color could have hoped to enjoy in the early twentieth century. Because of his incredible success in a field dominated by white males at a time when racism in America was peaking, Coleridge Taylor’s influence on African American artists and intellectuals was powerful and far-reaching. After his "Hiawatha," Coleridge-Taylor's most well known works are his 24 Negro Melodies, his violin concerto, a host of chamber music and several art songs - his compositional output is substantial and varied. Coleridge Taylor was one of the earliest composers of African descent whose music was revered, not for any Afro-centric novelty, but for being well crafted and wholly original yet distinctly British.


“This is the Isle of Gardens” from Songs of Sun and Shade by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)
SC-T Singers
David Clemensen, piano

Song of Proserpine by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

SC-T Singers

Two Songs by Zanaida Robles (b. 1979)
1. I Would Do Anything
2. I Hate Her!
SC-T Singers
David Clemensen, piano

Two Songs by Robert Owens (b. 1925)
1. Le dormeur du val
2. Au cabaret vert
Darryl Taylor, countertenor
David Clemensen, piano

Two Selections for Piano

1.Troubled Water by Margaret Bonds (1913 – 1972)
2. “Ukom” from Talking Drums by Joshua Uzoigwe (1946 – 2005)
David Clemensen, piano

Onaway! Awake, Beloved” from Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Gustavo Hernandez, tenor

David Clemensen, piano

Romance by William Grant Still (1895 – 1978)

David Clemensen, piano

Krissia Molina, Saxophone

Au-Delá Du Chagrin by Sydney Guillaume (b. 1982)
SC-T Singers

Amen by Jester Hairston (1901 – 2000)
SC-T Singers

Comment by email:

Thank you so much for your support!  Zanaida  [Zanaida Robles]

By Jennifer Sparks (@TheMusicMedium

No comments: