Date: Friday, April 16, 2021 Time: 7 p.m. Tickets: You’ll pick your own socially distant private box for up to 5 people. Boxes will have a minimum seat requirement that’ll vary by show. Location: This new venue is right in front of our building—and entry gates are on Orange Avenue at Seneff Arts Plaza. As the opening performance for the long-awaited Dr. Phillips Center Freedom Series—supported by Massey Services—this show will feature a myriad of soul-stirring gospel, jazz, Broadway and Motown favorites, as well as impactful music by African American composers. The Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale will take you on a melodious voyage to celebrate the historical progression of African American music—from spirituals to gospel to R&B, and everything in between.
Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale About 40 undergraduate musicians make up the ensemble, directed by Dr. Terrance L. Lane, Director of Choral Studies. They perform a wide range of choral literature, including classical music, Negro spirituals and music by African American composers. Among several accolades, the chorale was featured at the White House in 2016 for former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama’s final holiday party in office. They were also featured with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in a concert version of Gershwin’s “Porgy & Bess”. In the summer of 2017, the chorale was crowned “Best Choir” by HBCU Digest. And in February 2018, The Ambassadors of Goodwill performed a series of concerts in Israel.