Cantare is excited to offer an all-new program during shelter-in-place: Still Singing. Each series of five or six weekly lectures/sing-alongs explores new topics, such as classical masterworks, the history of African American Music, and more.
I’ve Been In the Storm So Long
Part of each session will be devoted to singing along, so attendees can fully experience the music. Musical scores, lyrics, links to recordings, and whatever other material is appropriate for each week will be shown onscreen as well as sent to all registrants on the Friday before each class, and again on that Monday. Printing material out is encouraged for your convenience.
Each class session will be recorded, and links to the recording sent afterward to all those registered for that week. So don't be afraid to sign up even if time zones or other Monday evening events make it difficult to attend live!
David brings a wealth of study and expertise to this subject, having taught African American Music classes throughout his 25-year tenure as a full time college music professor at Oakland’s Merritt College.
Says David, "This topic is certainly timely, providing an opportunity to gain in understanding the impact of slavery that is foundational to America's history, past and present, expressed through the creativity of an oppressed people.” All are encouraged to participate.
With My Banjo on My Knee: Minstrelsy
God’s Gonna Trouble de Waters: Spirituals
Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out: Blues
I’m Saving My Love for You: Jazz
Sept. 7 (Labor Day)
O Happy Day!: Black Gospel Music
In the Still of the Night: Boy and Girl Groups
Off to the Movies: African Americans in musical films
Shake Rattle & Roll: Early R&B, Rock n Roll, Motown
River Deep–Mountain High: Soul Music
What’s Going On: Social and Political Songs of the 60’s & 70’s
Fight the Power: Social and Political Hip-Hop
Time: Monday evenings, 7pm – 9pm
Registration for each week closes at 5pm PDT on that Monday.
Previous Still Singing Series
Decoding the Masterworks
June 22: July 20
June 22: Messiah – G. F. Handel
June 29: The Creation – F. J. Haydn
July 6: A German Requiem – Johannes Brahms
July 13: Elijah – Felix Mendelssohn
July 20: Missa da Requiem – Giuseppe Verdi