The 105 Voices Of History

WI Staff | 9/10/2010, 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

THE 105 VOICES OF HISTORY - Kennedy Center Concert: The Nation's 1st Historically Black Colleges and Universities National Choir will be featured in a World Class 3rd Annual Performance in celebration of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Legends and Legacies.

105 selected voices from the community of 105 HBCUs In song with Shirley Caesar, Kennedy Center Host; a national legend: 11 Grammy Awards, 18 Dove Awards, 14 Stellar Awards and, Most Visible Gospel Singer in the World. Guest Artist Kim Burrell - Gospel / Jazz Artist, BET Sunday Best, known as today's Ella Fitzgerald This electrifying event will showcase some of the most talented singers from the HBCUs presenting an American legacy grounded in African-American culture.
To complement the choir performances, there will be stunning featured solos. Event is by ticket only. 105 Voices of History: www.hbcuchoirs-105.org or The John F. Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. Concert Hall. Tickets purchase at the Kennedy Center Box Office or Charge by Phone (202) 467-4600 Online at Kennedy-Center.org / TTY (202) 416-8524 Groups Sales Call (202) 416-8400

This unprecedented partnership with The Kennedy Center brings together the historical, cultural, diversity and inspirational Voices of the Nation's Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) led by some of the most prolific HBCU choir conductors. The performance will be comprised of various music genres led by four nationally recognized HBCU conductors and 105 newly selected talented voices representing HBCUs throughout the country.

The 2010 Kennedy Center Concert Featured Conductors with the National Choir are: Dr. Wayne Barr-Tuskegee University - European Classical, Dr. Curtis Powell- Delaware State University - Spirituals, Professor D'Walla Burke Winston Salem State University - African American Composers and Professor Jeremy Winston-Wilberforce College - Gospel/Jazz. .

The concert will be preceded by a National Health Walk with HBCU supporters on Saturday, September 18, 2010 from the Nation's Capital Reflecting Pool to the Lincoln Memorial with the participation of Alumni, Organizations and Ministries. The walk will close with the 105 Voices in song at the Lincoln Memorial and scholarship presentations. "Walk for "105 Ways to Healthy HBCUs, Scholars and Campuses" www.hbcuchoirs-105voh.org