Thursday, July 14, 2011

Albany Times-Union: Adolphus Hailstork to Hear 'Break Forth' in Berkshire Choral Festival 7:30 PM, July 16

[Adolphus C. Hailstork]

Adolphus Cunningham Hailstork (b. 1941) is a prolific composer, a professor and an Eminent Scholar at Virginia's Old Dominion University. His works appear on at least 27 CDs, with another complete recording in the works. He is profiled at Not long ago, he was inducted to the “City School District of Albany Hall of Fame.” He credits his music career to his public school Music Education, which gave him opportunities to write, perform and conduct music in his student years. Hailstork was a member of the Albany High School Class of 1959.

Albany Times-Union
Thursday, July 14, 2011
“Adolphus Hailstork, 70, is an African-American composer based in Virginia who grew up in Albany. He returns to the area this weekend when the Berkshire Choral Festival performs his work 'Break Forth.' It's part of a program titled 'Sacred American Voices' that includes Bernstein's classic 'Chichester Psalms' and 'The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass' by Carol Barnett. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Stewart Center at the Berkshire School, 245 North Undermountain Road, Sheffield, Mass. $20-$45. (413) 229-1999;

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