Posting Date: December 1, 2010
Professor, alumni will perform at Old Zion
Georgia Spiritual Ensemble will present spirituals, "Porgy & Bess" selections
By Cheryl Anderson Brown
The Georgia Spiritual Ensemble
The Georgia Spiritual Ensemble, which includes many Kennesaw State University music alumni, will perform “An Evening of Spirituals and Music from “Porgy and Bess’” at Old Zion Historic Museum in Marietta at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3. Tickets for the event are $10 at the door.
Directed by KSU Professor of Music Oral Moses, the small ensemble includes alumni Debra Crampton (music, 2005), Timothy Harper (music performance, 1996), Selina Madison (music education, 2007), and Johnetta Tillman (music performance, 1996) along with current music performance major Mazelle Webster.
Founded in 2006, the ensemble's mission focus is to provide learning and performance opportunities to enlighten others about the Negro spiritual. Moses has played an important role in promoting the performance and study of spirituals; he co-authored the book “Feel the Spirit: Nineteenth Century Afro-American Music” and he has recorded two CDs devoted to the genre. He also directs the KSU Gospel Choir.
Old Zion Historic Museum is located at 123 Lemon Street.