African American Choral Ensemble Spring Concert

Saturday, April 30, 2022

7:30 PM10:00 PM

Ruth N. Halls Theatre
275 N. Eagleson Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

The African American Choral Ensemble will present an exciting concert featuring spirituals, anthems, jazz, gospel, folk, and inspirational songs by African American composers, including Roland Carter, Florence Price, Bernice Johnson-Reagon, Ysaye Barnwell, Cedric Caldwell, Wayne Allen, Reginald Bowens, Alycia Lee, Ron Gibson, and Byron Cage. AACE will present the world premiere of Dr. Raymond Wise's Gospel Mass. Wise set the Ordinary of the Mass in various contemporary African American gospel musical styles. The mass includes settings of the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei, and ends with a 16-Fold Amen. Together these works provide a soulful and inspirational experience.

The Emmy Award-winning African American Choral Ensemble preserves the legacy of African American choral music through transformative interpretations of this unique American art form. Founded in 1975, the Choral Ensemble features a broad repertoire including spirituals, folk forms, traditional and contemporary gospel music, and formally composed works by African American composers.

The African American Choral Ensemble is a course offered for academic credit through the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies instructed by Dr. Raymond Wise, and it is a unit of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Indiana University.

Ticket Information

$25 Adults
$15 Students & Children
$15 Livestream

Groups of 10+ use promo code AAAIGROUP for $20 Adults / $10 Students & Children

Seating is General Admission

COVID-19 Information

Masks are optional for everyone on IU campuses.

COVID checks will not be required at this event, and patrons will not be asked to show proof of vaccination or negative test for entry.

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