HTB Society Events
Lineage & Heritage: On the Souls of Black Folk
March 9th, 2018
Here's a sneak peek from one of our rehearsals:
The Harry T. Burleigh Society and the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra join to present works of Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949) and S. Coleridge Taylor (1875-1912). The friendship of these African American and Afro-British men provided mutual support that inspired them to create works that embraced underrepresented black musical and literary themes which shaped turn of the 20th century culture. With a transatlantic approach, they were active in the intellectual circles of their day, corresponding with Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. This concert invites listeners to consider their production of western music, not outside, but within the veil.
S. Coleridge Taylor: 4 Novelletten
S. Coleridge Taylor: Excerpts from the Hiawatha trilogy
Harry T. Burleigh concert spirituals and art songs
Harry T. Burleigh: From the Southland
Dr. Marti Newland, soprano
Lucia Bradford, mezzo-soprano
Chauncey Packer, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone
Roy Jennings, piano
Liz Haerim Lee, violin
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Harry T. Burleigh's Annual Service of Negro Spirituals at St. George's Church: A Tribute
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.