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Let your Rejoicing Rise: A Concert Celebrating Black Composers

Sunday, February 28 @ 4:00 pm 5:00 pm

We recognize the need for greater diversity within our congregation, clergy, staff and choir, and will continue to work harder to make sure Black and POC voices are heard. While working towards this goal we want to celebrate and uplift the work of amazing Black composers, including David Hurd, Florence Price and William Dawson in a concert featuring the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys and organ music performed by Benjamin Bachmann and Christopher Keady. Join us in rejoicing.

Program

  • Ezekiel Saw the Wheel
  • William Levi Dawson (1899 – 1990), John Wesley Work III (harmony)
  • Take My Mother Home
  • Francis Hall Johnson (1888 – 1970)
  • Were you there?
  • James Weldon Johnson (1871 – 1938) and John Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954)
  • Every Time I Feel the Spirit
  • J.W. Johnson and J.R. Johnson , W. L. Dawson (arrangement)
  • Organ improvisation on Lift Every Voice and Sing
  • J.W. Johnson and J.R. Johnson
  • Variations on a folksong (Peter, go ring dem bells)
  • Florence Price (1887 – 1953) 
  • Fantasia on Wondrous Love
  • David Hurd (b. 1950)