Uplifting Voices of Color
Sunday, October 21st, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.
Bethel A.M.E. Church 5828 NE 8th Avenue, Portland
Our community comes together to amplify the voices of composers of color, featuring music that speaks to lived experiences of racial inequality in the United States.
This performance is a collaboration with Bethel A.M.E. Church, the oldest continuously operating black church in Portland, OR, and the only African Methodist Episcopal Church in the state of Oregon. Resonance will perform with the BRAVO Youth Orchestra and Derrick McDuffey and Kingdom Sound, a skilled gospel ensemble with musicians from around the Pacific Northwest.
Music will include the world premiere of a movement of bass-baritone and composer Damien Geter’s forthcoming Requiem, with texts by African-American men killed by police, and the West Coast premiere of Melissa Dunphy’s American Dreamers, with texts by five young Americans who came to the U.S. as undocumented children.