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Spelman College glee club performs new work at local parish

By Natalie Battaglia/Chicago Catholic
April 16, 2018

Spelman College glee club performs new work at local parish

In honor of the feast of St. Benedict the Moor, members of Spelman College’s Glee Club debuted original compositions of sacred music on April 14, 2018, at St. Benedict the African Parish, 340 W. 66th St. The parish commissioned Kevin Johnson, associate professor of music at Spelman College and director of the glee club, to compose a soulful style of African-American musical arrangements that commemorate the season of Easter. This special performance was part of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s peace-building and violence-prevention efforts. (Natalie Battaglia/Chicago Catholic)
(Natalie Battaglia/Chicago Catholic)
(Natalie Battaglia/Chicago Catholic)
(Natalie Battaglia/Chicago Catholic)
(Natalie Battaglia/Chicago Catholic)
(Natalie Battaglia/Chicago Catholic)
(Natalie Battaglia/Chicago Catholic)
(Natalie Battaglia/Chicago Catholic)
(Natalie Battaglia/Chicago Catholic)
(Natalie Battaglia/Chicago Catholic)
(Natalie Battaglia/Chicago Catholic)

In honor of the feast of St. Benedict the Moor, members of Spelman College’s Glee Club debuted original compositions of sacred music on April 14 at St. Benedict the African Parish, 340 W. 66th St.

The parish commissioned Kevin Johnson, associate professor of music at Spelman College and director of the glee club, to compose a soulful style of African-American musical arrangements that commemorate the season of Easter. This special performance was part of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s peace-building and violence-prevention efforts.

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