Cathedral Events

Saturday, March 22, 2014 7 PM

I Sing the Mighty Power of God

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Heritage
Signature Chorale

Join us Saturday March 22, 2014, for the premiere concert by our newly appointed artist-in-residence, conductor Stanley J. Thurston, featuring an evening with the Heritage Signature Chorale performing great hymns for choir, brass, and organ; distinguished choral classics; and contemporary Negro spiritual arrangements. Maestro Thurston and the Chorale will be joined by the Foundry Methodist Church Choir and the WPAS Men and Women of the Gospel Choir, as well as by esteemed guest artists Erik Wm. Suter, organist; a brass septet headed by trumpeter Kevin Gebo; and soprano soloist Yolanda Bryant.

Music on the program will include “Now Thank We All Our God,” arr. Carl Mueller; “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” arr. Mack Wilberg; “The One Hundred Fiftieth Psalm,” by Howard Hanson; “Die Allmacht” (The Omnipotence), by Franz Schubert; “Cantique de Jean Racine,” by Gabriel Fauré; “Ave Maria,” by Anton Bruckner; and selected works by African-American composers, including “O Magnum Mysterium,” by Kevin A. Memley; “My Lord, What a Moanin’,” by Adolphus Hailstork; “Rockin’ Jerusalem,” by Damon Dandridge; and “Steal Away,” by Eugene Thamon Simpson.

About Heritage Signature Chorale

Heritage Signature Chorale is committed to preserving the performance tradition of African-American music, especially the Negro Spiritual; while at the same time embracing its own interpretation of classical music and performing a broad repertoire of choral music at the highest possible artistic level. The chorale provides a venue for showcasing artists, composers, and arrangers who share this commitment, thereby fostering community awareness and appreciation of an important historical legacy. To this end, the chorale maintains an education component that targets youth which includes mini-concerts, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and musical dramas.

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About Stanley J. Thurston

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Stanley J. Thurston holds the title of artist-in-residence at Washington National Cathedral, joining the Cathedral in this advisory role to enhance the Cathedral’s special liturgies as well as services of national importance.

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