Harry T. Burleigh Society

Advancing Burleigh Studies through scholarship and performance

HTB Society Events

Harry T. Burleigh's Feast Day in the Episcopal Church

On September 11th, 2017, the Burleigh Society will celebrate Harry T. Burleigh and his heritage with the Episcopal Church. More details to follow. Join our mailing list below to stay up to date. 

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Past events

Harry T. Burleigh's Annual Service of Negro Spirituals at St. George's Church: A Tribute

We will post a recording of the event soon!

In 1924,St. George’s Church choir performed a service of Negro spirituals featuring Burleigh’s compositions and arrangements. This innovative program was so popular it became a signature event for the church, the highlight always being Burleigh’s solos and arrangements of the spiritual. It was performed annually for over 20 years.

The Harry T. Burleigh Society proudly presents a musical tribute to Burleigh and this historic program on March 31st, 2017. Speakers will provide background and context for the Negro spiritual, Burleigh's arrangements and compositions will be performed, and oral history and archival material will illuminate the significance of Burleigh at St. George’s Church and his influence on American musical culture.

Other events of Interest