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October 2019

Must You Be Black to Sing Spirituals?

October 22, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CDT
Marshalltown Public Library, 105 W Boone St
Marshalltown, IA 50158 United States
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Author and musician Randye Jones will discuss the question of whether non-Black singers--either soloists or choirs--should study and perform Negro spirituals. She will spend some time on historical concerns, on points to consider when deciding whether to study spirituals and on some…

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November 2019

Carry Me Home: A Story of the Underground Railroad Told in Song

November 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
First Presbyterian Church, 220 N. 2nd Ave. E
Newton, IA 50208
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A concert of Negro spirituals performed by soprano Randye Jones and pianist Marlys Grimm. The spirituals, set by composer Harry T. Burleigh, along with excerpts from slave narratives, tell a story of the historic Underground Railroad and the escapees who took the…

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Carry Me Home: A Story of the Underground Railroad Told in Song

November 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST
Herrick Chapel, 1128 Park St
Grinnell, IA 50112 United States
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A concert of Negro spirituals performed by soprano Randye Jones, pianist Marlys Grimm and narrator Norm Grimm. The spirituals, set by composer Harry T. Burleigh, are interwoven by¬† excerpts from a slave narrative, tell one story of the historic Underground Railroad and…

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Book Talk (Iowa)

November 20, 2019 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm CST
Burling Library Lounge, Grinnell College, 1111 6th Ave.
Grinnell, IA 50112 United States
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Author and musician Randye Jones will discuss her new book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals: A Guide for Performers. Although the book covers a range of subjects related to studying concert spirituals both for solo voice and choral forces, Jones' current…

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December 2019

Book Talk & Signing (Washington, DC Area)

December 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Oxon Hill Branch Library-Auditorium, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd
Oxon Hill, MD 20745 United States
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Author and musician Randye Jones will discuss her new book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals: A Guide for Performers. Although the book covers a range of subjects related to studying concert spirituals both for solo voice and choral forces, Jones' current…

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