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Sounds from St. Olaf
February 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pmFree
Sounds from St. Olaf – Episode 10
Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Celebration of African American Music
Hosted by Dr. Anton Armstrong, the first episode of Sounds from St. Olaf in 2021 will honor Black History Month and lift up musical works that have been created or inspired by African Americans. Black history is American history, and Black composers have had an integral role in telling that history. Choral settings of African American spirituals honor those who were enslaved so we may never forget the awful injustices on which the United States were founded. Pieces from the American Civil Rights Movement honor those who marched for their rights in the face of great oppression. Throughout this skillfully curated program by Dr. Armstrong, Harry R. and Thora H. Tosdal Professor of Music and conductor of the St. Olaf Choir, we are reminded that we must be diligent in our never ending quest for freedom, equality, and justice for all people.