Summer Concert Lecture - Preview
2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 21, 2014 at The African American Library at The Gregory School, 1300 Victor Street in Freedmen's Town-Fourth Ward, Houston, TX, 77019.
As background for attending Houston Ebony Opera Guild's end-of -June concert, join us at the historic Gregory School for a concert preview and spirited discussion of the lives of contralto Marian Anderson, bass Paul Robeson, and tenor Roland Hayes. They will be viewed in the context of both their music and their times: the era of the civil rights struggle during which their storied careers occurred.
Speakers include Dr. C. Dianne Mack,
a prominent researcher in the area of African American folk music and traditions, and an Associate Professor of Music at Texas Southern University. Joining her will be Dr. Virgil Wood, a theologian, author, lecturer, and activist who is well known for his close association with Dr.
Martin Luther King.
This program is presented in collaboration with the African American Library at The Gregory School.
Annual Summer Concert 2014: The Juneteenth Finale
"May The Words Of My Mouth..."
Marian, Paul, and Roland: Iconic Voices for Freedom
featuring HEOG Chorus and Soloists in a special tribute to three pioneering concert artists:
Marian Anderson (1897 - 1993)
Paul Robeson (1898 - 1976)
Roland Hayes (1887 - 1977)
4 P.M., Sunday, June 29, 2014 in
Riverside United Methodist Church, 4920 Cullen Blvd. at North MacGregor Way, Houston, TX, 77004.
Admission: Tickets will be available online and at Third World Imports (3011 Caroline St., Houston, TX, 77004) May 15 - June 27. Before going, call (713) 526-1980. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted. Make checks payable to Houston Ebony Opera Guild.