February 15, 2014
Annual Robert A. Henry Lecture and Gala Concert Preview
"Signification and Adaptations of the Spiritual in Works by African-American Composers"
Presented by Horace J. Maxile, Ph.D.
2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 15, 2014 at The African American Library at The Gregory School, 1300 Victor Street in Freedmen's Town-Fourth Ward, Houston, TX, 77019.
This is a Houston Ebony Opera Guild presentation by Dr. Horace J. Maxile, Jr., Assistant Professor of Music at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Using discussion and musical examples, Dr. Maxile will help the audience better understand and appreciate the music that is derived from African-American choral and vocal traditions. Dr. Maxile’s lecture will explore some non-choral works and also provide a preview of selected pieces to be performed by the Houston Ebony Opera Guild Chorus at its Annual African American Music Gala, a concert of works by selected Black composers that is scheduled for the fourth Sunday in February.
This FREE program is sponsored by Friends of Houston Ebony Opera Guild in conjunction with The African American Library at The Gregory School.
February 23, 2014
Annual African American Music Gala: A Concert of Works by Black Composers
Featuring concert arrangements of spirituals and original compositions
Roland Carter, Guest Conductor
A. Jan Taylor, Choral Preparation
Arrangements of African American Spirituals and original compositions by Margaret Bonds, Roland Carter, Adolphus Hailstork, Ulysses Kay, George Walker, and others.
4 P.M., Sunday, February 23, 2014 in
Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue at San Jacinto.
Admission: Tickets are no longer on sale.
This concert is sponsored by Friends of Houston Ebony Opera Guild with the generous support of the Religion and Arts Council of Christ Church Cathedral.
June 21, 2014
Summer Concert Lecture - Preview
2:00 P.M., Saturday, June 21, 2014 at The African American Library at The Gregory School, 1300 Victor Street in Freedmen's Town-Fourth Ward, Houston, TX, 77019.
As background for attending Houston Ebony Opera Guild's end-of -June concert, join us at the historic Gregory School for a concert preview and spirited discussion of the lives of contralto Marian Anderson, bass Paul Robeson, and tenor Roland Hayes. They will be viewed in the context of both their music and their times: the era of the civil rights struggle during which their storied careers occurred.
Speakers include Dr. C. Dianne Mack,
a prominent researcher in the area of African American folk music and traditions, and an Associate Professor of Music at Texas Southern University. Joining her will be Dr. Virgil Wood, a theologian, author, lecturer, and activist who is well known for his close association with Dr.
Martin Luther King.
This program is presented in collaboration with the African American Library at The Gregory School.
June 29, 2014
Annual Summer Concert 2014: The Juneteenth Finale
"May The Words Of My Mouth..."
Marian, Paul, and Roland: Iconic Voices for Freedom
featuring HEOG Chorus and Soloists in a special tribute to three pioneering concert artists:
Marian Anderson (1897 - 1993)
Paul Robeson (1898 - 1976)
Roland Hayes (1887 - 1977)
4 P.M., Sunday, June 29, 2014 in
Riverside United Methodist Church, 4920 Cullen Blvd. at North MacGregor Way, Houston, TX, 77004.
November 9, 2014
Opera Gems: Annual Concert of Scenes from Great Operas
"Opera in the Black 2 - African American Opera Singers and the Roles That Made Them Famous", featuring soloists and chorus
Jason Oby, program director
Carmen, Porgy and Bess, West Side Story, and more! 4:00 P.M., Sunday, November 9, 2014. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Zilkha Hall.