DEEP RIVER - THE ART OF THE SPIRITUAL
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Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, 8 pm
University of the District of Columbia Theater
Co-presented by Washington Performing Arts
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone
Washington Performing Arts Men & Women of the Gospel Choir
Heritage Signature Chorale
Angel Gil-Ordóñez and Stanley Thurston, conductors
Peter Bogdanoff, video artist
Scripted and directed by Joseph Horowitz
A multimedia experience
This one-of-a-kind scripted concert, featuring the resplendent Kevin Deas, uses historic films and recordings to tell how Harry Burleigh (1866-1949) transplanted spirituals into the concert hall, setting the stage for Paul Robeson and Marian Anderson.