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American Spiritual Ensemble

  • Folly Theater 300 West 12th Street Kansas City, MO, 64105 United States (map)

Spirituals have always been balm for the soul, and the American Spiritual Ensemble is a foremost interpreter of the genre. Founded in 1995 by Music Director Everett McCorvey, the 22-member group is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Negro Spiritual. Members of the American Spiritual Ensemble are soloists in their own right and have thrilled audiences around the world with their dynamic renditions of classic spirituals, jazz, and Broadway songs that highlight the Black experience.

PROGRAM

I

Walk Together Children
arr. William Henry Smith

Listen to the Lambs
arr. R. Nathaniel Dett

I Thank You, Jesus
arr. Robert L. Morris

Ride on King Jesus
Hall Johnson

Lord, How Come Me Here
Traditional Negro Spiritual

I Don' Feel Noways Tired
Jacqueline Hairston

Fiyah!
Hall Johnson

No More Auction Block/Go Down Moses
Traditional Negro Spiritual arr. Johnie Dean

Great God Almighty
arr. Stacey Gibbs

I Stood on the River of Jordan
arr. Moses Hogan

Elijah Rock
arr. Moses Hogan

You Must Have that True Religion
arr. Roland Carter

II

Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
arr. Roland Carter

Cert'nly Lawd
arr. Moses Hogan

Fix Me, Jesus
arr. Jacqueline Hairston

Wade in the Water
arr. Devin L. Davis/Charles M. Murrell, III

Deep River
Harry T. Burleigh

My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord
Florence Price

Dry Bones
Undine Smith Moore

Stand the Storm
arr. Timothy Amukele

Sit Down Servant
arr. Philip B. McIntyre

Old Time Religion/When the Saints
arr. Everett McCorvey & Keith McCutchen

Circle of Life (from The Lion King)
Elton John & Tim Rice

See related Education Event: free choral workshop


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