Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fr. William T. Cunningham Memorial Choir Sings 'I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes' of Adolphus C. Hailstork June 15, 2013 7 PM in Bloomfield Hills, MI

Adolphus C. Hailstork (b. 1941) is featured at  His works are among the most frequently performed of any composer of African descent.

Focus: HOPE

Co-founders pledged to bridge racial divide in metropolitan area

The website of Focus: HOPE tells how the late Fr. William T. Cunningham is remembered in Detroit as Co-Founder, with Eleanor M. Josaitis, of an enduring and effective nonprofit organization, "Celebrating Diversity Since 1968." of Detroit announces:
Fr. William T. Cunningham Memorial Choir 
Live in Concert 
June 15, 2013 7:00 PM
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
1100 Lone Pine Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Tickets $20.00
Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 "Classical" 
Adolphus Hailstork: I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes
W. A. Mozart: Requiem K. 626

Iris Hankins, Soprano
Chelsea Hutchins, Mezzo-Soprano
Anthony McGlaun, Tenor
Ivan Griffin, Bass
William S. Harrison, Conductor

Fr. William T. Cunningham Memorial Choir

At 27, William Sean Harrison has proven himself to be a resonant voice in the Detroit music scene. William is a proud honors graduate of Cody High School and received his formal education at Wayne State University.
William also has an active career as a pianist and conductor.  Mr. Harrison is the music director at the Catholic Church of the Madonna in Detroit. Securing this position made Mr. Harrison the youngest music director in the Archdiocese of Detroit; a diocese of more than 350 parishes.

William Harrison is the founder of the Fr. William T. Cunningham Memorial Choir, a choir that placed first in the NANM International Spiritual Competition in 2005 and in February 2007, members of the chorus took a pilgrimage to sing and present concerts in Rome, Italy.  Mr. Harrison is in demand to conduct the choral masterworks.   
In August 2006 William was invited to conduct Mahler’s 8th Symphony in Newfoundland, Canada critics said of him: “The most insightful and spiritual performance in years! Harrison is a young conductor with much fervor and personality.   Harrison was as masterful as any seasoned conductor.” William’s concert stage highlights include: Max Fisher Center (formerly Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall), Carnegie Hall, and Kennedy Center.

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