Featuring the Charleston Gospel Choir, the Charleston Spiritual Ensemble
and with Eugene Rogers as Guest Conductor
Location: Burke High School, 244 President Street, Charleston
Tickets: Available at door, at http://www.charlestongospelchoir.org or by phone (866) 811-4111.
Dr. Eugene Rogers, Conductor
Recognized as a leading conductor, pedagogue, and lecturer. Eugene
Rogers has appeared throughout the United States as well as Africa, Canada, China, Singapore, England, Portugal, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Mexico, Spain, and Italy.
In 2014, the Naxos recording of Milhaud’s monumental L’Orestie d’Eschyle, on
which Rogers served as a chorus master, was nominated for a 2015
GRAMMY® Award (Best Opera Recording). In 2015, Mark Foster (Hal
Leonard) Publishing began the Eugene Rogers Choral Series, a series featuring emerging composers who specialize in contemporary classical and folk music traditions. Rogers is currently an associate professor of conducting and the associate director of choirs at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) where he teaches undergraduate conducting, conducts the Men’s Glee Club and the University Choir, and is the faculty director of the MPulse Vocal Arts Institute, a national high school summer program.
Rogers was recently named National Chair of the American Choral Directors Association Diversity Initiatives Standing Committee. 2016-17 appearances include guest conducting and conference presentations in South Africa, Madrid, Portugal, Mexico, Singapore. Hawaii, Virginia, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, California, Texas, British Columbia, and Michigan.
About the Charleston Spiritual Ensemble
The 35-member Charleston Spiritual Ensemble honors the ‘spiritual,’ the historical musical form born of the suffering and endurance of African slaves after arriving to the southern shores of this country in powerful performances celebrating the unique, indigenous harmonies that helped form African-American cultural traditions. http://www.charlestonspiritual.com
About the Charleston Gospel Choir
Since 1999, the Charleston Gospel Choir is one of Charleston’s most sought-after culturally diverse musical groups, performing gospel, spirituals and sacred music for local concert events as well as international and regional performances throughout the year http://www.charlestongospelchoir.org
-Submitted by Lynne Summers