2020 Performances

February 8-9, 2020

The Gershwins®’ Porgy and Bess®

Saturday 7:30 PM Sunday 3PM

The Forum Auditorium Harrisburg, PA

Event Details

February 8-9, 2020

The Gershwins®’ Porgy and Bess®

In February the HSO will present two concert performances of Porgy and Bess, the operatic masterpiece by America’s greatest songwriter, George Gershwin. Immortal songs like SummertimeI Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’, and It Ain’t Necessarily
So all started life here. Not to be missed! 


 https://www.harrisburgsymphony.org/2019-2020-masterworks-series-3/ 

Saturday 7:30 PM Sunday 3PM

The Forum Auditorium Harrisburg, PA

March 1, 2020

Symphonic Gospel Spirit

7pm - 9pm

Barbican Hall, London

Event Details

March 1, 2020

Symphonic Gospel Spirit

The moving power of gospel music meets the dynamism of the London Symphony Orchestra, in a concert conducted and curated by André J Thomas.

Dr Thomas, the legendary Professor of Choral Music Education at Florida State University, uses the combined clout of the London Symphony Orchestra and the massed voices of gospel choirs from across London to create a unique event for players and audience members alike.

Exploring the African American musical tradition, Thomas presents the UK premiere of his Gospel Mass – A Celebration of Love and Joy, demonstrating the lasting impact of a music form born 400 years ago.


 https://www.lso.co.uk/whats-on/icalrepeat.detail/2020/03/01/1547/-/symphonic-gospel-spirit.html 

7pm - 9pm

Barbican Hall, London

April 6, 2020

Masterwork Festival Chorus National Festival Chorus An American Tapestry

8pm - 10pm

Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

Event Details

April 6, 2020

Masterwork Festival Chorus National Festival Chorus An American Tapestry

 
Manhattan Concert Productions presents André Thomas' Mass: A Celebration of Love and Joy performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus and led by the composer himself, André Thomas. The concert will also include a performance from the National Festival Chorus in a varied program of choral works, led by guest conductor Anton Armstrong, and a performance from Claflin University Choir


 https://www.carnegiehall.org/events#calendar 

8pm - 10pm

Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage

2019 Performances

"What a Mighty God" November 17, 2019 4 pm - 6pm

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Feel your spirit soar to new heights at this vibrant and soulful program. Born of a dark past, spirituals have an unmistakable power to connect us through our joys and sorrows. Dr. André Thomas expertly honors this past and moves into the gospel realm by conducting the Midwest premiere of his Mass: A Celebration of Love and Joy with orchestra, soloists, and choir. Continue the journey with powerful spirituals for choir and orchestra including “In That Great Gettin’ Up Morning” and “What a Mighty God,” and get ready to shout for joy!


Performers

SPRING: TRIBUTE! Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:30 PM

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Zadok the Priest, G.F. Handel & Mass, André J. Thomas

Our final concert of the season will be the final appearance by our beloved Conductor, Dr. André Thomas, on our podium. What better way to honor our conductor of 31 years than to perform the Southeastern premiere of the André J. Thomas Mass, under the baton of André Thomas! We are very privileged to present this work to our community! The choirs of the FSU College of Music and the University Symphony Orchestra will join us to open the concert with Handel’s great coronation anthem, Zadok the Priest. This triumphant outpouring of joy will set the stage as the choirs and orchestra celebrate Dr. Thomas with performances of his works. A fitting tribute and joyful celebration you won’t want to miss!  

The 2019 ACDA 60th Anniversary Jubilee National Conference Kansas City, MO Feb. 27th – March 2

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 You will definitely want to mark the dates of Feb. 27th – March 2 on your calendar for the 2019 ACDA 60th Anniversary Jubilee National Conference to be held in Kansas City, Missouri.   The conference themes for this 60th Anniversary Conference are Legacy and Community. We will have performances by choirs from across our country, international choirs, a Legacy Director’s Chorus featuring 11 iconic conductors. Acclaimed soprano, NaGaunda Nobles, will be performing with the Tallahassee Community Chorus, under the baton of Dr. Andre Thomas.  

National Philharmonic: Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess Saturday, February 24, 2018 8PM The Music Center

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Groundbreaking, daring, adventurous, genre defying! Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess is a work without peer in the history of American music. Described by the composer himself as a “folk opera,” Porgy and Bess features an array of spirituals, folk songs and such classics as Summertime. Since its premiere, with an all African-American cast of classically trained singers, the opera has become a potent symbol of race relations in American, and a work that forever changed the boundaries of opera. 

Voices of Praise Annual Concert November 19, 2017

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The Voices of Praise choir sing a mixture of songs from contemporary, traditional and popular music to minister to God's people. The group comprise of men and women who desire to share the power of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through song, the Voices of Praise genuinely show how the wounded, hurt and rejected can be made whole again. Whether they are belting out a popular song by one of today's most celebrated Christian singers, or they are sharing a special story that reaches as far back to the days when our grandparents were younger, the sentiment and purpose is the same: to bring the lost and/or re-unite or re-connect people to Christ.    

Guest Soprano Soloist November 16, 2017

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Taking its name from the Latin word meaning ‘I believe,’ Credo is a 100-singer mixed chorus located in Dallas, Texas. Founded and conducted by Dr. Jonathan Palant, Credo’s mission is rooted not only in the power of music, but also in community, learning, equality, and in sharing one’s fortunes with those less fortunate. Credo, now in its fifth season, has performed throughout Dallas and has undertaken concert tours to Australia, Cuba, Iceland, Latvia, Estonia, and Finland.