ASSEMBLY: Would You Harbor Me?

Sunday, March 5

10:30am | Upper Assembly Hall

Would you take in a stranger? Would you feed and clothe them? A Muslim, a heretic, a Tubman, a slave, a Jew? These are some of the words of the haunting song by Ysaye Barnwell, which is one of the pieces being performed. Other works include part of Bach’s “Refugee Cantata,” Chilcott’s “MLK” and “Abolition of Slavery” and the stunning “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Jake Runestead, featuring a glorious, haunting “bird-like” soprano solo.

The orchestra will feature movements by Dimitri Shostakovich, one of Russia’s finest composers. The music is gorgeous, and combined with thoughtful poetry, will prove to be a very meaningful and timely experience.

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