Indiana University African American Choral Ensemble presented by St. Mechtilde of Hackeborn Sacred Music Series

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The Sisters of St. Benedict will be hosting the African American Choral Ensemble’s performance at the Monastery Immaculate Conception on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.

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Since 1975, the critically acclaimed African American Choral Ensemble preserves the legacy of African American choral music through transformative interpretations of this uniquely American art form.

Directed by renowned composer, conductor, lecturer and teacher Dr. Raymond Wise, the Choral Ensemble features a broad repertoire of spirituals, folk forms, traditional and contemporary gospel music, and formally composed works by African American composers.

The African American Choral Ensemble has performed extensively throughout Indiana, the nation, and internationally. The Choral Ensemble opened for the Ray Charles Show, presented in IU Opera’s Porgy and Bess, and toured Germany with performances in Berlin, Hamburg, Leipzig, Bad Hindelang, and Füssen.

The Choral Ensemble is one of three ensembles managed by the African American Arts Institute and a course offered for academic credit through the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University Bloomington.

You can also attend the African American Choral Ensemble’s performance in the 26th annual Potpourri of the Arts in the African American Tradition on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at the Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington, IN.

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