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November 2019

Book Talk: So You Want to Sing Spirituals

November 20, 2019 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm CST
Burling Library, Grinnell College, 1111 6th Ave.
Grinnell, IA 50112 United States
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Author and musician Randye Jones will discuss her new book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals: A Guide for Performers. Although the book covers a range of subjects related to studying concert spirituals both for solo voice and choral forces, Jones’ current plan for the talk is to focus on the question of whether non-Black students should study and perform these songs. The presentation will spend some time on historical concerns, on points to consider when deciding whether to study…

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December 2019

Book Talk: “So You Want to Sing Spirituals”

December 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Oxon Hills Branch Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd
Oxon Hill, MD 20745 United States
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Author and musician Randye Jones will discuss her new book, So You Want to Sing Spirituals: A Guide for Performers. Although the book covers a range of subjects related to studying concert spirituals both for solo voice and choral forces, Jones’ current plan for the talk is to discuss the beautiful "rare gems" in the spirituals song literature and their composers. Jones’ book talk will serve as an opportunity for attendees to participate as well—after all you can’t talk about…

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