April 27, 2001
Spiritualists Revive History Through Music
"Three Generations," an African
American spirituals concert co-sponsored by California State
University, Sacramento, will be held at 7:30 p.m., Sunday,
May 6 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament located at
1017 11th Street.
The classical baritone artists, whose age range spans three
generations, will perform powerful renditions of songs that
embody the essence of the African American culture and history.
During the concert, William Warfield, Benjamin Matthews and
Robert Sims will sing as soloists and as a trio. According
to the Savannah Times the group "takes listeners
on a journey of redemption that weaves heartfelt emotions
with even humor and their high notes seemed to hang endlessly
in the air in a spellbinding fashion."
In 1984, Warfield won a Grammy in the spoken word category
for his narration of Aaron Copland's A Lincoln Portrait
and Matthews was the 1999 gold medalist in the American Traditions
The group will perform songs such as "Ol' Man River"
and "I'm Going Home on the Morning Train."
Tickets for the event are $20 and are available at the CSUS
Box Office at (916) 278-4323, the Berean Christian Stores
at (916) 488-6633 and at Carol's Books at (916) 428-5611.
Media assistance is available by contacting the CSUS office
of public affairs at (916) 278-6156.
For further information send E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or
Public Affairs (916) 278-6156.
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