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Thursday - Sunday, February 1-4
A 4-Day Tribute to the Spiritual

Master Class with baritone Robert Lewis Sims
Performance practices and aesthetics of the solo spiritual
Day 1: Thursday, February 1, 6-8 PM

Symposium with conductor Dr. Roland Carter
using choral spiritual arrangements by Pittman, Dawson,
McLin, H. Johnson and others.
Day 2: Friday, February 2, 6-8 PM
Day 3: Saturday, February 3, 10-3 PM

Concert An Afternoon of Spirituals
Day 4: Sunday, February 4, 3-6 PM

Registration: Symposium (2 days)— $45
(Includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch)
Concert: Good Will Offering (free)

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Convent Avenue Baptist Church
425 W144 Street (left of Convent Ave) (A/D to W145 St)

     
Opera Ebony  

Saturday, February 10, 3:00 PM
Opera Ebony and Three on 3 Presents

Jasmine Muhammad, soprano and
Christopher Cooley, piano
Ms. Muhammad, a versatile vocalist, is a 2014-2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council District winner.

Tickets: $20 - Click here for info and tickets.

Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church
15 Mount Morris Park West@W122 Street (2/3/4 to 125 St)

     
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Thursday, February 15, 6:30 PM
The Harlem Chamber Players’
10th Annual Black History Month Celebration

Andréa Bradford, soprano, Jorrell Williams, baritone, and members of The Harlem Chamber Players perform works by H. Leslie Adams, spirituals, and the rarely performed Nonet for oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, double bass, and piano by Samuel
Coleridge-Taylor.

Tickets: Free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP.

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd@W135 Street (2/3 to W135 St)

     
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Friday, February 16, 7:00 PM
Harlem Opera Theater presents
Lift Every Voice and Sing:
A Tribute to John Rosemond Johnson

2018 marks the 145th anniversary of the composer who wrote the music for Lift Every Voice and Sing, referred to by the NAACP as the Negro National Anthem. His brother, James Weldon Johnson, wrote the lyrics.

Tickets: $25;
Seniors/Students $20;
Groups 6 or more $15

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Miller Theatre, Columbia University
2960 Broadway@116th Street (1 to W116 St)

     
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Sunday, February 18, 3:00 PM
Three on 3 Presents
Harriet Tubman:
When I Crossed That Line to Freedom

Composed by Dr. Nkeiru Okoye, Harriet Tubman is a two-act theatrical work that tells of how a young girl born in slavery, becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Underground Railroad conductor. Harriet Tubman carries the universal themes of sisterhood, courage, sacrifice and doing what is necessary to keep a family together—despite the slavery threatening to tear them apart.

“Okoye’s [Harriet Tubman] is an ensemble of achingly beautiful arias, duets, trios and choruses that recount the major episodes in Tubman’s career...”—The Baltimore Sun

Tickets: $30 - Click here for info and tickets.

Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church
15 Mount Morris Park West@W122 Street (2/3/4 to 125 St)

     

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Saturday, February 24, 2:30 PM
David I. Martin Music Guild of the
National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM)

2018 Scholarship Local Competition
Winds & Percussion

NANM awards scholarships to outstanding young musicians yearly. The 2018 Scholarship Competition is for Winds and Percussion. Contestants will first compete on the local, then the regional level in April. Based on these contests, each region will send a contestant to compete at the national phase of the competition, to be held in July at the 99th Annual NANM National Convention in Las Vegas. The required repertoire embraces the works of European and American composers, while highlighting the contributions of African-American composers.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018
Online Application: Click here
Application Fee: $50 | Age Requirement: 18-30 years old Contestant must not be 31 years old before August 31, 2018.

Local Scholarship Awards:
1st Place: .$500 | 2nd Place: $350 | 3rd Place: $250

Admission: Free for family, friends and supporters

Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church
15 Mount Morris Park West@W122 Street (2/3/4 to 125 St)

     

The Harlem Chamber Players 2017 - 2018 Season is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; in part by a grant from Columbia Community Service; in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; in part by the Manhattan Community Award via Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer; in part by West Harlem Development Corporation via the Tides Foundation; a grant from the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; a grant from the Bagby Foundation; and through the generous donations from our supporters and donors.

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