Sunday, October 12, 2014

Colour of Music Festival Program Lineup: Oct 22-26 All Black Classical Music Festival/Charleston SC

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Lori C. Hicks, Soprano 

Sterling Elliott, Cello

Marlon Daniel, Conductor

Fisk Jubilee Singers

Charleston SC October 7, 2014The Second Annual Colour of Music Festival packs a full schedule of over twenty (20) performances showcasing the breadth and influence of blacks on the classical music world this October. The five-day festival features top black musicians, vocalists, and orchestra leaders from across the globe performing piano, organ, voice recitals, and chamber works.

The Festival Chorus includes host ensemble the CSO Spiritual Ensemble, the Colour of Music Chorale, Bennett College, Benedict College and Winton-Salem State University Choirs. The world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers and the Morehouse Glee Club will also be featured in two pre-Festival performances October 17 and 23, 2014.

Full schedule: COMF Brochure
Tickets: or (866) 811-4111
Packages: Any five events for $109
All-inclusive packages for college professors and administrators
Tickets also available at the door one hour before each performance

October 22-26, 2014 Charleston SC
                Special Events • 7:00pm
            Fri Oct 17              Fisk Jubilee Singers                              Circular Congregational Church
                Sun Oct 19            Colour of Music Virtuosi Debut         East Cooper Montessori School
                Thu Oct 23            Morehouse Glee Club                         Charleston Museum Wilcox Auditorium
            Symposium Presentations • 8:30am (includes panel discussion and musical presentation)
                Charleston Museum Wilcox Auditorium • Patrick McCoy Moderator

                Wed Oct 22          Dr. Trevor Weston, Charleston’s Contributions to Classical Music
                Thu Oct 23            Dr. Louise Toppin, Black Female Composers                                  
                Fri Oct 24              Dr. Karen Chandler, Edmund Thornton Jenkins                             
                Sat Oct 25             Wayne S. Brown, Keynote Address (NANM winner)                     
                High Noon Organ Recitals • 12:00pm
                Grace Episcopal Church

                Wed Oct 22          Wayne A. Barr Tuskegee University                                                
                Thu Oct 23            Anthony Williams, Fisk University                                                    
                Fri Oct 24              Isaac Brunson, Talladega College                                                    
                Sat Oct 25             Nathaniel Gumbs, Friendship Missionary Baptist, Charlotte        

                Chamber Music Vocal Matinees • 2:00pm
            St. Stephens Episcopal Church

                Wed Oct 22          Valerie Francis, soprano, Wilfred Delphin, piano                         
                Thu Oct 23            Darnell Ishmell, baritone, Mikael Darmaine, piano                       
                Fri Oct 24              Icy Monroe, soprano, Artina McCaine, piano                                
                Sat Oct 25             Keven Bell Solomon, bass,  Everett N. Jones, III piano 
                Ebony and Ivory Piano Recitals • 4:00pm
            Charleston Museum Wilcox Auditorium

                Wed Oct 22          Artina McCain                                                                                      
                Thu Oct 23            William H. Chapman Nyaho                                                               
                Fri Oct 24              Everett N. Jones, III                                                                             
                Sat Oct 25             Mikael Darmaine                                                                                 
                Chamber Evening Recital • 6:00pm
            Charleston Museum Wilcox Auditorium

                Wed Oct 22          Colour of Music Virtuosi                                                                    
                Thu Oct 23            KAJ Trio                                                                                                 
                Fri Oct 24              Elliott Family Quartet                                                                          
                Sat Oct 25             Colour of Music Quartet
                Masterworks Series
                Fri Oct 24
                Memminger Auditorium

                8:00pm                  Porgy and Bess Concert Suite                                                           
                                                Marlon Daniel, conductor
                                                Roberta Laws, soprano (Bess), Daniel A. Washington, bass (Porgy)
                                                Robert A. Mack, tenor (Sportin’ Life)
                                                Morehouse Glee Club, Bennett College Concert Choir,
                                                Benedict College Concert Choir and Winston-Salem State University Concert Choir

                Sat Oct 25
                8:00pm                  Charlestonia:  A Folk Rhapsody                                                                        
                                                Marlon Daniel, conductor
                Sun Oct 26
                3:00pm                  Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Mantinee                                             
                                                David Morrow, conductor
                                                Taylor Louise Johnson, soprano, Nicole J. Mitchell, contralto

                                                Robert A. Mack, tenor, Daniel A. Washington, bass
                                                CSO Spiritual Ensemble, Morehouse Glee Club, Bennett College Concert Choir,

                                                Benedict College Concert Choir and Winston-Salem State University Concert Choir

Additional promotional images available upon request
Submitted photos:
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Colour of Music logo
Marlon Daniel, Colour of Music Music Director
Sterling Elliott Cellist, Elliott Family Quartet

Lori C Hicks, soprano

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