Saturday, February 16, 2008

Nathaniel Dett Chorale: “Voices of the Diaspora, Afro-Brasileira” & “The Crucifixion” by Stewart Goodyear Announces a Concert at Toronto's George Weston Recital Hall, Friday, Feb. 29 at 8 p.m.:

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale’s next concert is Voices of the Diaspora… Afro-Brasileira, featuring a little-known Afro-Brazilian mass by composer Carlos Alberto Pinto Fonseca. Other diasporic voices will include Canadian composer Sid Rabinovitch’s Canciones por las Americas, based on poetry by Latin American poets Juana de Ibabourou, Nicolás Guillén and Octavio Paz, and Electo Silva’s Seis Canciones, all set to poems by Guillén.

Perhaps the most exciting news, however, is the world premiere of rising African-Canadian concert pianist Stewart Goodyear’s “The Crucifixion,” based on the poem of the same name from James Weldon Johnson’s beloved work, God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Spirituals in Verse.

[R. Nathaniel Dett is profiled at]

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