Special Program by the Greenwich Choral Society Sing to Freedom: The Power of Spirituals

On Saturday February 20 at 9:30am the Greenwich Choral Society will present a special program, Sing to Freedom: The Power of Spirituals, featuring Edward Pleasant: Singer, Recording Artist, Minister of
Music and Temple Choir Director.

Mr. Pleasant will explore the tradition of Spirituals from the African American experience, often seen as songs of inspiration but overlooked as songs of political protest. He will also take a brief look at the life
and legacy of Harry T. Burleigh, renowned baritone and arranger whose arrangements of Spirituals elevated slave songs and field hollers from the aural tradition to the great concert halls of the world.

Following Mr. Pleasant’s example, you will be singing Spirituals with more feeling and understanding after this presentation. This is a great way to celebrate Black History Month.

The Zoom program is open to the general public at no charge. To participate in this special program, e-mail the Choral Society at [email protected]
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The Choral Society has opened its weekly Zoom online rehearsals every Tuesday evening through April 13 from 7:30 to 9:00pm. No auditions are required to participate, just an interest in choral music and a desire to learn more about the Greenwich Choral Society and its members. The rehearsals are free.

Those interested in the open rehearsals and in the Special programs are encouraged to contact us by email at [email protected] for further details.