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KU School of Music presents A Celebration of African-American Music

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The University of Kansas School of Music is pleased to present an evening concert entitled, "A Celebration of African-American Music," on Thursday, February 18, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in Swarthout Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

This relatively new event, coordinated by KU DMA student Christopher McBride, is in its second year. The program includes performances by McBride, a voice/opera student; The United Believers Community Church Mass Choir; Genee Figuieras; Robert McNichols Jr.; the 9th Street Baptist Praise Dancers and the First Christian Church Worship Team. Closing words will be given by Pastor Delmar A. White.

The full program is below and is subject to change. For more information about this concert or any KU School of Music event, contact us at 785-864-3436, www.music.ku.edu

Celebration of African American Music - Program

Welcome - Dr. Genaro Mendez

Christopher McBride
· Po' Mo'ner Got a Home at Las' - Hall Johnson
· Deep River - Moses Hogan
· Behold That Star - H.T. Burleigh

United Believers Community Church Mass Choir
· Jesus is My Help - Hezekiah Walker
· Joy - Kirk Franklin

Genee Figuieras
· Wade in The Water - H.T. Burleigh
· Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen - H.T. Burleigh

Robert McNichols Jr.
· City Called Heaven - Edward Boatner
· Ride on King Jesus - Hall Johnson

9th Street Baptist Praise Dancers

First Christian Church Worship Team
· Lead Me - Christopher McBride
· Last Days - Christopher McBride

Closing Words - Pastor Delmar A. White


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