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Concert Series

Date: 7:30pm EST February 11, 2015

American Spiritual Ensemble

As part of its 2014-2015 Premier Artists lineup, the Washington College Concert Series presents The American Spiritual Ensemble, a critically-acclaimed professional group composed of more than 20 of the finest singers in the classical music world! The vocalists have thrilled audiences around the world with their dynamic renditions of classic spirituals and Broadway numbers.

The American Spiritual Ensemble was founded by Everett McCorvey in 1995. Its members have sung in theaters and opera houses around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and abroad in Italy, Germany, Britain, Scotland, Spain and Japan. The repertoire ranges from opera to spirituals to Broadway. The members of the American Spiritual Ensemble are soloists in their own right and the vocalists have thrilled audiences around the world with their dynamic renditions of classic spirituals, jazz and Broadway numbers highlighting the Black experience.  Individual tickets are $20 (adults) and $15 (non-WC College Students / Seniors over age 65). WC students and youth 18 and under are free. Season tickets are available, as well. A reception will be provided during intermission and following the performance.

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The mission of the American Spiritual Ensemble is to keep the American Negro spiritual alive. The repertoire ranges from spirituals to classical to Broadway and dance.

The American Spiritual Ensemble has presented diverse concerts throughout the United States, Europe and South America and has toured Spain seven times presenting over 80 concerts. Its founder, Everett McCorvey, is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. He received his degrees from the University of Alabama, including a Doctorate of Musical Arts. As a tenor soloist, Dr. McCorvey has performed in many places including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, Radio City Music Hall in New York and in England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, Poland and the Czech and Slovak Republics. During the summers, Dr. McCorvey is on the artist faculty of the American Institute of Musical Study (AIMS) in Graz, Austria. Dr. McCorvey holds an Endowed Alumni Professorship in Voice and is Professor of Voice and Director of Opera at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY.

 

                       Contact

Email: concertseries@washcoll.edu
Web: concertseries.washcoll.edu
Phone: (410) 778-7839

Jonathan McCollum, Ph.D.
Premier Artist Series, Artistic Director
jmccollum2@washcoll.edu
410-778-6549

Ken Schweitzer, D.M.A
Concert Series Advisory Council, Chair
kschweitzer2@washcoll.edu
410-778-7836

 



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