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Vlaams Radio Koor & Ken Burton

Negro Spirituals

vocal
Sun 03 Feb 2019 17.00
introduction by Maurice Verniers 16.15
start 17.00
expected end time 18.20

Slave songs to soothe the soul

Go down Moses, way down in Egypt’s land. Tell old Pharaoh: let my people go! With such Biblical reflections, the Negro slaves of North America kept up their spirits and kept alive their hopes while they toiled and sweated on the plantations. Negro spirituals are songs of hope and solidarity, but also often of poignant sadness and resignation. The Flemish Radio Choir breathes new life into these tragically beautiful gems.

programme

Negro spirituals such as:
O Happy Day
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Dark Water
Nobody knows
Swing low
When the Saints
We shall walk through the valley of peace
Walk with me
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho
Roll Jordan roll
Total praise
Down by the riverside
Amazing grace
Go down Moses
Oh what a beautiful city

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Negro spirituals such as:
O Happy Day
Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
Dark Water
Nobody knows
Swing l...

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performers

Flemish Radio Choir: choir
Ken Burton: conductor
Soloists Brussels Philharmonic: ensemble

partners

Sun 03 Feb 2019 17.00
introduction by Maurice Verniers 16.15
start 17.00
expected end time 18.20

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