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Spirituals: The Good News! -- with Dr. Gilbert O. Jackson

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 8:30AM - 12:30PM

Waterford Oaks Activity Center

  • Apr 2018

    28 Sat

    8:30AM

  • Apr 2018

    28 Sat

    12:30PM

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Spirituals: The Good News! -- with Dr. Gilbert O. Jackson

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018 at 8:30AM - 12:30PM

Waterford, MI

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Spirituals:  The Good News! -- with Dr. Gilbert O. Jackson
and 25 members of the Gilbert Jackson Chorale!

By the end of this half-day workshop, you will be able to:
 -- Have choral groups that can perform spirituals that are stylistically correct.
 -- Develop a plan to include spirituals in your repertoire.
Learn the development of the spiritual style through active participation (i.e., singing), analyzing live performances by the Gilbert Jackson Chorale, and critiquing recorded performances. Get into the mind of Dr. Jackson as he describes the foundations, dialect, imagery, style and tone -- and how to get your choral groups to express the soul of the spiritual's message.

Serious singers -- adults and students -- are also invited to this music education event.

You will receive a book of the six spirituals that will be presented and discussed, along with a handout of Dr. Jackson's talking points and note-taking space. In addition, you will receive a free ticket for you to attend the Chorale's spring concert: Saturday, May 12
at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Rochester!

The finale is a mass choir -- you and the Chorale -- performing "Ride On, King Jesus" . . . stylistically correct! (Music is provided.)

The proceeds from this workshop will be used to support our "Student Intern" program.  This program  allows high school and college student to sing with the Chorale at no cost to them, with select interns qualifying for financial support for voice lessons. 

Visit our website (www.jacksonchorale.org) for more information about Dr. Jackson, the Chorale's history, our performance schedule, and specifics about the Student Intern program.

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