Monday, May 11, 2020

Harry T. Burleigh Society: Singing Burleigh's Art Songs: Tenor Omar Bowey Sings "Her Eyes, Twin Pools"

Omar Bowey "Her Eyes Twin Pools" Harry T. Burleigh Society Tribute

Dear Friends of the Burleigh Society,

Harry T. Burleigh is well known for his singing and for his arrangements of spirituals. He also wrote a body of art songs that are less known. Take a listen to “Her Eyes, Twin Pools.” The text is by James Weldon Johnson and Burleigh published it in 1915.  

For all that artists do to bring these underheard songs to us, the Burleigh Society’s Artist Relief Fund will give an unrestricted, non-taxable grant to each artist who has performed at a Society event. The coronavirus pandemic has impacted these artists in difficult ways. Can you help? 

$50,000 in seed funding will match your donation 2:1! 100% of donations will go directly to individual artists. We are accepting donations for the Artist Relief Fund through May 15, 2020. 

Thank you for joining us to support musicians in Burleigh’s legacy,

Marti Slaten and Lynne Foote

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