The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR presents Morehouse College Glee Club's 100th Anniversary Kick-Off Performance
The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR presents
Morehouse College Glee Club’s 100th Anniversary
Weekend Kick-Off Event
A Conversation with and Performance by Members of
THE MOREHOUSE COLLEGE GLEE CLUB
Hosted by WQXR’s TERRANCE MCKNIGHT
September 30, 2011 at 7pm
Tickets on Sale Now
(September 19, 2011, New York, NY) – On Friday, September 30 at 7pm, the Morehouse College Glee Club will visit The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, WNYC and WQXR’s innovative, street-level broadcast studio and performance space, to share a preview of its Centennial Anniversary Benefit Concert happening two nights later at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.
Award-winning WQXR host TERRANCE MCKNIGHT, a Morehouse Glee Club Alumnus and a former music professor at Morehouse, will welcome DAVID MORROW, Director of the Morehouse College Glee Club, for a lively conversation that moves through and beyond the music to explore the choir’s rich history. Morrow will take the in-studio and online audiences on a deep dive into the social context of the Glee Club’s background: from its humble, yet significant beginnings during an era when African Americans were denied public educational resources and had to strengthen communities on their own, to the challenges and obstacles the group faced as an all-male, all-black choir in the South, to developing its present-day reputation for excellence in vocal, instrumental and conducting performance artistry.
Additionally, members of the MOREHOUSE COLLEGE GLEE CLUB will perform original repertoire, including “Who’ll Join?,” written for the choir’s 100th anniversary.
The entire evening will be available via live video webcast at www.thegreenespace.org, and taped to air on All Ears with Terrance McKnight – McKnight’s cross-genre program that explores connections between the European classical tradition and music of the African Diaspora – on Saturday, October 8 at 10pm on Classical 105.9 FM WQXR and www.wqxr.org.
The October 2, 2011 Centennial Anniversary Benefit Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center is hosted by The Maroon & White Fund (a 501 (c) 3 support organization of Morehouse College). The event will officially launch the Power of Ten Scholarship Initiative for current Morehouse students.Morehouse is America’s oldest all-male collegiate glee club under professional directorship, with alumni including Martin Luther King, Jr., former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson, Congressman Sanford Bishop, former U.S. Secretary of Health Dr. Louis Sullivan, Presidential hopeful Herman Cain (R) and Nigerian drummer Michael Babatunde Olatunji, among others. The Morehouse College Glee Club has performed at numerous places, from The White House to famed venues across the country to acclaimed stages around the globe.
MOREHOUSE COLLEGE GLEE CLUB 100th Anniversary
New York Centennial Preview Performance
When: Friday, September 30 at 7pm
Where: The Greene Space
44 Charlton Street (at Varick Street)
New York, NY 10014
Tickets: $25 general admission; $40 for pre-performance wine and cheese reception, beginning at 6pm, available at www.thegreenespace.org
Live Video Webcast: www.thegreenespace.org
New York Public Radio is New York's premier public radio franchise, comprising WNYC, WQXR, and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, as well as www.wnyc.org, www.wqxr.org and www.thegreenespace.org. As America's most listened-to AM/FM news and talk public radio stations, reaching 1.1 million listeners every week, WNYC extends New York City's cultural riches to the entire country on-air and online, and presents the best national offerings from networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and the British Broadcasting Company. WNYC 93.9 FM broadcasts a wide range of daily news, talk, cultural and music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international news reporting. Classical 105.9 WQXR is New York City's sole 24-hour classical music station, presenting new and landmark classical recordings as well as live concerts from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, among other New York City venues, immersing listeners in the city's rich musical life. In addition to its audio content, WNYC and WQXR produce content for live, radio and web audiences from The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, the station's street-level multipurpose, multiplatform broadcast studio and performance space. For more information about New York Public Radio, visit www.nypublicradio.org.
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