Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Live event at City of Asylum, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Register here for the session!
You may join virtually or in-person. No singing experience required. In-person seating is limited, so register early!
Dr. Herbert V.R.P. Jones is Founder/Director of The Heritage Gospel Chorale of Pittsburgh, and is one of the nation’s foremost figures in choral conducting and pedagogy and an expert in the intersection between theology and musical expression. A Southern transplant to Pennsylvania, Dr. Jones has cultivated a broad-based, multifaceted career as a choral conductor, educator, operatic and oratorio bass, liturgical dancer, orator and pastor, teaching and performing across the United States and Europe.
African American sacred music was born out of the lived experiences of black enslaved peoples and serves as an integral part of their music, culture, politics, social organization, education, and ways of being and learning that they brought with them from Africa. This tradition encompasses everything from 19th-century concert spirituals to modern praise and worship songs in genres from the blues to hip-hop, and it is used to practice devotion, offer comfort, teach virtue, recall history and doctrine, and celebrate special days.
For virtual participants: score for I Am His Child