Grace Chorale and String Orchestra of Brooklyn Present Memorial to “Red Summer of 1919″ at St. Ann’s Church This Weekend

This Friday evening, March 1 at 7:00 and Sunday afternoon, March 3 at 3:00 at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague Street (near Clinton), the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn and the String Orchestra of Brooklyn will join to present “A Long Dark Shadow”, a commemoration of the summer of 1919, a summer that is credited with “the awakening of Black America”, as Black soldiers who had served their country in World War I returned and were greeted with the same racism they hoped to have left behind, sometimes with fatal results.

The concert includes And They Lynched Him On A Tree, music by William Grant Still and lyrics by Katharine Biddle, performed by the Chorale and the Orchestra; followed by the Orchestra performing Lyrics for Strings by George Walker; and concluding with the premiere of a new work commissioned by the Chorale, A Stone to the Head: The Death of Eugene Williams by the composers Flannery Cunningham and Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa. Friday tickets are available here and Sunday tickets are available here>

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