Sunday, January 2, 2022 "UMKC Conservatory Singers to perform at First-Plymouth" Jan. 15, 7:30 PM in works of William Levi Dawson, R. Nathaniel Dett & Undine Smith Moore

William Levi Dawson (1899-1990)

R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943)

Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989)

Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln, Nebraska

UMKC Conservatory Singers to perform at First-Plymouth

December 31, 2021

The Conservatory Singers from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory will present “Legacy: Cathedral Classics and the African American Spiritual” Saturday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at First-Plymouth Church, 20th and D streets.

The concert is part of a year-long program celebrating the work of prominent African American composers who have shaped the legacy of choral music. The program includes works by William Dawson, R. Nathaniel Dett, Undine Smith Moore, Jeffrey Ames as well as works by Jennifer Higdon, Felix Mendelssohn, Hans Leo Hassler and more.

The 40-member Conservatory Singers chorus is conducted by Director of Choral Studies Dr. Jennaya Robison. Admission is free, and a free-will offering will be received during the concert.

The chorus consists of graduate and highly skilled undergraduate students. The Conservatory Singers have a rich history of creative programming and collaboration, and regularly commission and perform new choral works by America’s finest composers.



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