Jan. 7, 2014
The Spelman College Glee Club joins Candler for the 11:00 worship hour on Thursday, January 23, in Cannon Chapel. The service is free and open to the public.
The Spelman College Glee Club has maintained a reputation of choral excellence for more than 50 years. Repertoire consists of sacred and secular choral literature for women’s voices with special emphasis on traditional spirituals, music by African-American composers, music from many cultures and commissioned works.
It has traveled throughout the country performing for a variety of audiences and in a number of concert halls, such as Fanueil Hall in Boston, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center and in churches, high schools, colleges and universities. Their international travels have taken them to Brazil and Canada.
It has had the unique opportunity to perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and world-renowned singer Jessye Norman, and in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration.
The Glee Club has also been featured on "Performance Today" for National Public Radio.
Director Dr. Kevin Johnson, associate professor of music and chair of Spelman's department of music, is an active conductor/clinician for honor choruses throughout the United States, and is often invited to provide choral workshops and retreats for music educators and churches.
During his tenure as director of the Spelman College Glee Club he has been instrumental in raising the group’s level of musicality to new heights and increased the visibility of the performance ensemble.
The January 23rd performance will feature select pieces from their current repertoire.