Sunday, August 21, 2011

Nathaniel Dett Chorale: 'Connecting Through Afrocentric Music' 1-hour Live Concert on Vimeo

[Nathaniel Dett Chorale]

The concerts and recordings of the Nathaniel Dett Chorale of Toronto have been featured on AfriClassical throughout the blog's existence. This week the Chorale's February, 2011 concert in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories was posted online via

The concert is under the direction of Brainerd Blyden-Taylor. The Chorale is named for R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943), the African American composer, pianist and choral director who was born in Canada. His legendary tenure as Choral Director at Hampton Institute extended from 1913-1932. Dett died in Battle Creek, Michigan while touring with a USO Choir in support of the U.S. effort in World War II. A complete Works List for R. Nathaniel Dett is featured at, as compiled by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma,

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