JUNETEENTH SPECIAL: An African American Requiem, Sun 6/19 @ 1pm
The world premiere of this African American Requiem by Damien Geter took place in Portland, OR on May 7, 2022. We get to hear that performance.
The world premiere of African American composer Damien Geter’s An African American Requiem was performed on May 7, 2022 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, OR. This 20-movement work, based on the traditional Latin requiem liturgy, infuses spirituals as well as texts from civil rights activists Ida B. Wells and Jamilia Land, memorializing the lives of Black Americans lost to racial violence. Performed by Resonance Ensemble, the African American Requiem Choir, Kingdom Sound Gospel Choir and the Oregon Symphony, all under the baton of William Eddins. Co-hosted by Suzanne Nance and Terrance McKnight.