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From Bondage to Freedom – Songs of 19th Century America

October 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Lecture-Concert will be presented in the Chapel of All Faiths on the UVa-Wise campus on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 8:00 P.M.  The public is cordially invited.  Free Admisson.

Preston Mitchell, retired UVa-Wise instructor in history and The Singers at UVa-Wise under the direction of D. Michael Donathan Professor Emeritus of Music will present the program.  The Singers are a college-community group of 16 members from surrounding communities in southwest Virginia as well as UVa-Wise staff and faculty.

A discussion of major 19th century historical events including slavery, the minstrel show, the abolitionist (anti-slavery) movement, Civil War soldier marching songs, the songs of Stephen Collins Foster, and Jubilee spirituals, original arrangements of slave songs presented by the Fisk Jubilee Singers in the 1870s.  Selected songs representing each historical event will be performed including “My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night” (1853), “John Brown’s Body” (1861), “Beautiful Dreamer” (1864), and the chilling Jubilee Spiritual “Many Thousand Gone”.

For additional information contact:

Preston Mitchell

pwm2q@uvawise.edu

Details

Date:
October 2
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Chapel of All Faiths
VA 24293 United States + Google Map