Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Indiana U. African American Choral Ensemble Sings R. Nathaniel Dett's 'Listen to the Lambs' Dec. 5

'Above and Beyond' the theme for A Potpourri of the Arts in the African American Tradition
Indiana University
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
“The African American Choral Ensemble's director Keith McCutchen has chosen to pay the first of several tributes to R. Nathaniel Dett, a composer, pianist and choral conductor who dedicated his entire life to presenting the music of African Americans to all people and nations. Dett is best known for his choral anthem 'Listen to the Lambs' and his piano piece, 'Juba Dance.'"

Keith McCutchen was kind enough to discuss the program with us by phone. He explained that the Dett work on the Dec. 5, 2009 program will be 'Listen to the Lambs.' In 2010, the ensemble will perform 'The Ordering of Moses.' [A biography of R. Nathaniel Dett can be found at, where a complete Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma is featured]

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