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Save the African-American Spiritual!

May 2016

A Musikabend, featuring American Negro Spirituals, performed by the Schiller Institute New York City Community Chorus on Saturday, May 14th, 2016, from 7pm - 9pm at the Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, 152 West 66th Street, New York, NY 10023

Invitation (PDF)


Introduction —Dennis Speed, Schiller Institute

“There’s a Meeting Here Tonight” (Dett/traditional)

“Deep River” (Verolga Nix)

“Steal Away”
Everett Suttle, tenor 

“The Cherry Tree,” or “I Wonder as I Wander”
Everett Suttle, tenor

“What Wondrous Love is This”
Nancy Guice, alto

“When I Was Sinkin’ Down” (Hall Johnson)

“Walk Together Chillun” (Dett/traditional)
Chris Sare, tenor

“Go Down, Moses” (Dett/traditional)
Frank Mathis, baritone
Schiller Institute New York City Community Chorus, Diane Sare, Director

“Give Me Jesus” (Hall Johnson)
Michelle Fuchs, Soprano

“Oh Wasn't Dat a Wide Ribber?” (Harry Burleigh)
Frank Mathis, Baritone

“Were You There?” (Hall Johnson)
Kalia Baptiste, contralto

“Witness” (Hall Johnson)
Jasmen Reyes, Soprano

“O Rocks Don't Fall on Me” (H.T. Burleigh)
Sheherazade Holman, Mezzo

“Ol' Man River,” Showboat (Kern & Hammerstein)
Clifford Smith, Bass

“Heav'n, Heav'n” (Hall Johnson)
Everett Suttle, Tenor

“He's Got the Whole World in his Hands”