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Spring_Concert_2012_flyer1Following an extensive East Coast tour, the Dillard University Concert Choir will perform its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 4 p.m. Originally, the concert was to be held on Sunday, April 1, 2012.  The concert, to be held in Lawless Assembly Hall on the Dillard campus, is free and open to the public. Attendees are advised to arrive early to secure seating.

“I’ve often told my choir that a good musical composition makes the audience remember it,” said choir director S. Carver Davenport. “The Dillard Choir performance of ‘Come Sweet Death,’ composed by one of the greats, J.S. Bach, and set to contemporary choreography, has something novel that sets it apart. It really holds the audience’s attention.”

With the help of accompanist Lucian Zidaru, the 39-member choir will perform selections by Roland M. Carter, Victor Herbert, Moses G. Hogan and more.

The choir’s repertoire draws from a variety of musical styles, including classical masterpieces, folk and art songs, jazz tunes, and Negro spirituals such as “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “In Bright Mansions Above.”

Dillard University invites you to join us for an afternoon of beautiful music performed by talented, passionate young men and women.

And please see below the itinerary for the Dillard University Concert Choir's Spring Tour. Our students love to see Dillard alumni when they're out on the road. If you're in Louisiana, Georgia, Washington, D.C., New York or Alabama, come out and hear some wonderful music!


The Dillard University Concert Choir 2012 Tour

Thursday, March 8

Rose of Sharon Baptist Church

Performance Time: 7:00 p.m.

1401 Martin Luther King Dr., Alexandria, LA 71301

Contact: Chad Bailey (504) 373-7042


Friday, March 9

Warren United Methodist Church

Performance Time: 6:30 p.m.

1800 Orchid Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601

Contact: (337) 474-3009 (church)


Saturday, March 10 TBA

Sunday, March 11

First AME

Performance Time: 3:00 p.m.

2046 Richard Allend SE Ln, Atlanta, GA 30316

Contact: Dr. Eyvonne Whitman - (404) 241-5900 or Arlene Speagers (404) 314-3154


Monday, March 12

New Bethel Baptist Church

Performance Time: 7:00 p.m.

1739 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Contact: Dr. Sidney Green - (church) (201) 387-9100


Wednesday, March 14

Mount Pisgah Baptist Church

Performance Time: 7:00  p.m.

212 Thompkins Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Contact: Ms. Phyllis Ball - (718) 219-0920


Thursday, March 15

Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School Commencement Academy

Performance Time: 11:00 a.m.

501 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611

Contact: Walter Larkins - (585) 750-4968

Asbury First UMC

Performance Time: 6:30 p.m.

10050 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

Contact: (585) 271-1050 (church)


Sunday, March 18

Living Stones Temple

Performance Times: 8:00 & 10:00 a.m.

1009 Walker Avenue, Fultondale, AL 35217

Contact: Netra Young, Choir Director - (205) 475-1754 or Willie Gilford - Dillard Aumnus - (205) 908-7980


6th Ave. Baptist Church

Performance Time: 11:00 a.m.

1101 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW, Birmingham, AL

Contact: (205) 251-5173


Crumbley Bethel Primitive Baptist Church

Performance Time: 4:00 p.m.

444 58th Street, Fairfield, AL 35064

Contact: (205) 533-0374


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