Saturday February 27, 2021 at 7:30pm PT
Sunday February 28, 2021 at 5:00pm PT
An Evening of Negro Spirituals: Crossing Rivers and Building Bridges through Song
Singer and actress extraordinaire, Dr. Candace Johnson, presents a songbook of Negro Spirituals recreating moments of history through story, song, and spoken word.
Candace’s powerful voice and scholarly understanding, will bring you up-close and personal to the Africans and their descendants who birthed the spirituals amidst the horror of slavery. Her songbook and stories, ripe with mystery, tenderness, resistance and triumph, will build bridges across generations, races, and cultures.
Performances will be LIVE only
(not archived for later viewing)
About the Performer
Praised by Opera News for her vocal clarity, dramatic presence, and expressive interpretation, soprano Candace Johnson, has concertized widely, including guest appearances at Carnegie Hall and The Manhattan Center. In 2018, Johnson premiered her one-woman show, VOX in a BOX at UC Berkeley, followed by a 2019 “Marsh Rising” performance. The show is a musical biography of how she uniquely fused her black music heritage and classical training to find her “voice”. On the music faculty at UC Berkeley, Johnson teaches voice classes and specializes in the research and performance of classical works by African-American composers. Johnson earned her doctorate in voice performance from the University of Michigan.