Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nathaniel Dett Chorale in 'The Ballad of the Brown King,' 'Nguzo Saba Suite' & Hailstork's 'A Kwanzaa Litany' Toronto Dec. 18

[AN INDIGO CHRISTMAS… Kwanzaa Litanies]

Toronto Life suggests 8 ways to celebrate the holidays. First on its list is the Nathaniel Dett Chorale's concert, AN INDIGO CHRISTMAS… Kwanzaa Litanies
The first performance in the Nathaniel Dett Chorale’s three-show season at Glenn Gould Studio is a gorgeous, Santa-free celebration of the holiday season. We can’t decide what we’re more excited to hear: The Ballad of the Brown King (a nine-movement epic set to text by poet Langston Hughes), the Nguzo Saba Suite (an exploration of the seven principles of Kwanzaa) or Adolphus Hailstork’s A Kwanzaa Litany. Dec. 18. $39.50. Glenn Gould Studio, CBC Building, 250 Front St. W., 416-340-0550, [The namesake of the Nathaniel Dett Chorale is R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943), who is profiled at, with a complete Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma of Lawrence University Conservatory.]

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