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Rise Up! March 10

Sat, March 10, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Holy Angels Church 348 Porter Ave, Buffalo, NY 14201

A very special musical event takes place on March 10 when WNY’s Harmonia Chamber Singers hosts Toronto’s world famous Nathaniel Dett Chorale, in a joint concert performance at Holy Angels Church in Buffalo. The NDC is Canada’s first professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric music of all styles, including classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz, folk and blues. These a cappella groups bring the full-throated power of the human voice to Afrocentric selections and other music evocative of the burden of oppression and the will to rise up in exultant of hope and aspiration. An inspiring experience is promised for all.

Also joining us will be singers from the Hutch Tech Select Chorus and Emmanuel Temple SDA Church.

Works of Whalum, Dawson, Hogan, Gibbs, Halloran, Hailstork, Tallis

My God is a Rock, My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord, The Lily of the Valley, Soon-Ah Will Be Done, Witness, Serdeczna Matko, Lamentations of Jeremiah

“We are very excited to be hosting an event like this in the Buffalo community,” said Rob Pacillo, Artistic Director of the Harmonia Chamber Singers. “Buffalo has such a rich history when it comes to the intricacies of African-American music and history, and we wanted to show our appreciation for how the spirituality of this music speaks to the souls of its people while resilience continues to reverb in each and every aspect of life.”

“I think it’s just awesome that Harmonia has dedicated itself to shine a spotlight on the music that has brought so many of our African-American families over,” said Kent Olden, member of the Harmonia Board of Directors. “I personally take pride in this event – and the date that’s been chosen to host it – given my own familial ties to African-American history: my third great grandfather was one of Harriet Tubman’s brothers; Harriet also passed away on March 10, 1913. It’s only fitting that this concert takes place on the 105th anniversary of her death as we celebrate that same spirit that aided her in the escapes she conducted via the Underground Railroad.”

$15 donation

$5 students