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2nd Annual Lift Every Voice concert this Friday

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

LAWRENCE — Nineteen voice students with the University of Kansas School of Music will stage a concert this week, performing songs by Black composers including Duke Ellington, Margaret Bonds, Florence Price and H. Leslie Adams.

The second annual Lift Every Voice Concert celebrates the contributions of Black composers to American music. As Black History Month comes to a close, the concert offers the audience a moment to collectively reflect on our history.

The concert will be livestreamed on the School of Music’s YouTube channel, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 5, from Swarthout Recital Hall. 


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Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA