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Beyond Race: African American Art Songs & Spirituals
02.05.23 | Armstrong Concert Hall
Collaborative Arts: Voice & Piano

presents

Beyond Race

African American Art Songs & Spirituals

Alexander Bernstein, piano
Marika Bournaki, piano
Natalie Conte, soprano
Michael Forest, tenor
Kathryn Green, contralto
Stacie Haneline, piano
Caroline Helton, soprano
Byron Jones, baritone
David Meyer, baritone
Fotina Naumenko, soprano
Jamie Reimer, soprano
Emery Stephens, baritone
Edrie Means Weekly, soprano

Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall
Shenandoah Conservatory

Program
Ethiopia Saluting the Colors (Whitman)

H.T. Burleigh (1866–1949)

Emery Stephens, baritone
Alexander Bernstein, piano


I, Too (Hughes)

Margaret Bonds (1913–1972)

Emery Stephens, baritone
Alexander Bernstein, piano


Mother to Son (Hughes)

Hall Johnson (1888–1970)

Caroline Helton, soprano
Stacie Haneline, piano


City Called Heaven

African American Spiritual
arr. Hall Johnson

Caroline Helton, soprano
Stacie Haneline, piano


It’s Me, O Lord

African American Spiritual
arr. Betty Jackson King

Emery Stephens, baritone
Stacie Haneline, piano


Come Sunday from Black, Brown, and Beige

Duke Ellington (1899–1974)

Caroline Helton, soprano
Stacie Haneline, piano


“On Bended Knees” from From the Southland

H.T. Burleigh (1866–1949)

Alexander Bernstein, piano


Spirituals Arrangements
Steal Away 

Roland Carter (b. 1942)
arr.

Edrie Means Weekly, soprano
Stacie Haneline, piano

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Moses Hogan (1957–2003)
arr.

David Meyer, baritone
Alexander Bernstein, piano


Art Songs of H. Leslie Adams
For you, there is no song from Five Millay Songs

H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932)

Fotina Naumenko, soprano
Marika Bournaki, piano

Prayer from Nightsongs

H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932)

Kathryn Green, contralto
Marika Bournaki, piano

The Return from Town from Five Millay Songs

H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932)

Byron Jones, baritone
Marika Bournaki, piano


Love, Let the Wind Cry

Undine Smith Moore (1904–1989)

Natalie Conte, soprano
Marika Bournaki, piano


Undoing Poems (2022)

I. Surviving the Apocalypse (Evans)
II. Please Know (Myers)
III. A Conceit (Angelou)

Andre Myers (b. 1973)

Jamie Reimer, soprano
Byron Jones, baritone
Stacie Haneline, piano


I believe

Dave Ragland (b. 1978)

Natalie Conte, soprano
Michael Forest, tenor
Kathryn Green, contralto
Caroline Helton, soprano
Byron Jones, baritone
David Meyer, baritone
Fotina Naumenko, soprano
Jamie Reimer, soprano
Emery Stephens, baritone
Edrie Means Weekly, soprano
Alexander Bernstein, piano


Program subject to change.

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