NIGRA SUM SED FORMOSA

I AM BLACK BUT BEAUTIFUL


Roxbury Community College
Media Arts Center

A collaboration between Castle of Our Skins and the Handel and Haydn Society, this concert celebrates the breadth and depth of black artistry with powerful music from black composers across three centuries.

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 3:00PM

Reginald Mobley, director
Ashleigh Gordon, director
Jennifer Kane,
director
Marlon Carey, literary performer
Musicians from the H+H Chorus
Musicians from Castle of Our Skins
H+H Vocal Arts Program Concert Choir

Daniel Bernard Roumain: “I Made Up My Mind Not to Move” from String Quartet No. 5, Rosa Parks
Jonathan Woody: Nigra Sum Sed Formosa; I am Black But Beautiful – A fantasia on microaggressions (World Premiere)
Jessica Mays: Bear
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: The Lee Shore
Florence Price: “Andante Moderato” from String Quartet in G Major
Zanaida Robles: Umoja (featuring the H+H Concert Choir)
Sam Cooke: A Change is Gonna Come (featuring the H+H Concert Choir with piano and strings)
André J. Thomas: I Dream a World (with the full ensemble)

The performance will last one hour.

At 2:00PM, join us for a preconcert lecture by L’Merchie Frazier, Director of Education and Interpretation at the Museum of African American History.

Preconcert lecture presented as a part of ArtWeek

FREE ADMISSION, RESERVATION REQUESTED

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH