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Performance/Talk: University of Illinois Black Chorus

Event Type
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, School of Music
Third Floor Lecture Hall, Levis Faculty Center, Fourth Floor (919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL)
Sep 26, 2018   7:30 pm  
Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, Conductor and Professor of Voice
Free and open to the public
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Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)

To help kick off IPRH’s 2018-19 annual year, “Race Work,” please join us for a Performance/Talk by the University of Illinois Black Chorus and director Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, Professor of Voice in the School of Music. The Chorus will perform in our third floor lecture hall, then engage in a Q&A reflecting on some of the issues and contexts that inform their work and the music that they create.

Ollie Watts Davis

The Black Chorus at the University of Illinois was founded in 1968. Organized by four students, and later under the direction of School of Music faculty with students, officers, the Black Chorus has sustained a high level of excellence in performance, collaborating with writers, jazz and gospel musicians, chamber orchestra, and dancers. The Black Chorus is celebrating 50 years this academic year, and 37 years with Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, Conductor.

Co-sponsored by the School of Music.

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