Thursday, November 24, 2011

Izola Collins: Galveston Heritage Chorale is 'singing the original spirituals arranged by noted composers.'

[Glenn Burleigh]

Izola Collins tells AfriClassical:

“My Galveston Heritage Chorale has a focus purpose of singing the original spirituals arranged by noted composers. This concert will include two of my own arrangements of Christmas spirituals. The professional who is singing with us, and also adding her support group, called 'A Chosen Few' is Barbara Johnson Tucker. She has always been a great fan of recently deceased Glenn Burleigh. Her group will be singing selections from 'Born to Die', the Christmas Oratorio Glenn Burleigh wrote just a few years before his death. He conducted choirs in the Houston area, performing this well-received oratorio. Our two choirs will conclude the program with his 'Magnificat', which is challenging but well done.

This concert will be December 4, Sunday, at 6:00P.M. at the largest church in Galveston, Moody Memorial First Methodist Church, 53rd and Avenue U. Also, my choir, GHC, will do a Christmas selection written from the dial tones of friends by Kene' Arnold, who was a prolific composer who died in his forties. It is called 'Tiny Child.'
Izola Collins”

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