A Long Road to Freedom: Singing Spirituals – Anthony Trecek-King

Join Anthony Trecek-King as he uncovers the history and significance of the African American spiritual, exploring its evolution from the roots of slavery to modern times and the deeper meanings and secrets behind each song.

$35 (plus service fees)
75 minutes
Fri 19 Jul 2024
Fri 19 Jul, 10:30am - 11:45am

This workshop delves into the rich tapestry of history, context and performance practice of the African American Spiritual. From the roots of slavery through to the 21st century, Anthony will help uncover the deeper meanings woven into each song and unlock the secrets hidden within their various styles, from their origins before the Civil War to their transformation over subsequent years.

Anthony Trecek-King is an acclaimed choral conductor, scholar, pedagogue and media personality with a career spanning over 20 years. Resident Conductor (chorus) with the Handel and Haydn Society, his ensembles have been integral in projects that have won a Pulitzer Prize (Madam White Snake, Zhou Long) and a Grammy (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Boston Modern Orchestra Project). He is currently host of the classical radio show ‘The Silent Canon’ (KNVO 90.7) and is on air and online on the Emmy-nominated television series ‘Sing That Thing’.

Presented by:
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