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Sat, May 23 | Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Concert Series ~ AN AFRICAN AMERICAN REQUIEM

Portland composer Damien Geter’s bold, thought-provoking musical response to violence against African Americans in the United States.
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Concert Series ~ AN AFRICAN AMERICAN REQUIEM

Time & Location

May 23, 2020, 6:00 PM
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205, USA

About the Event

To take advantage of special offers and discounted tickets, please contact us at info@resonancechoral.org

Regular tickets range from $20-$90

Oregon Symphony and Resonance Ensemble join forces to present the World premiere of An African American Requiem, Portland composer Damien Geter’s bold, thought-provoking musical response to violence against African Americans in the United States. Combining traditional Latin Requiem texts with civil rights declarations, poetry, and the famous last words of Eric Garner, “I can’t breathe,” this performance will honor past and present victims of racial violence and spur reflection on how to build a more hopeful future. 

Great news! This concert has been picked up for a national radio broadcast. In order to share this important premiere with listeners across the country, the concert will now begin at 6 pm instead of the previously announced 7:30 pm.

Kazem Abdullah, Conductor

The African American Requiem Choir, featuring Resonance Ensemble, Kingdom Sound Gospel Ensemble, and members of regional choirs 

Katherine FitzGibbon, chorusmaster Brandie Sutton, soprano Karmesha Peake, mezzo-soprano Bernard Holcomb, tenor                            Kenneth Overton, baritone 

S. Renee Mitchell, poet and narrator 

Damien Geter: An African American Requiem (World premiere) 

Audition for the choir here: http://www.resonancechoral.org/aar-auditions

An African American Requiem is generously supported by The Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights Initiative The Miller Foundation The Collins Foundation

Presented in partnership with: The Oregon Symphony

Image by: Oregon Symphony

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