Production

1900: The Brooklyn Church in Concert

June 11, 1989


Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description The September 19, 1981 edition of the New York Age carried an announcement of a coming concert of classical selections to be held at the Bridge Street Church in Brooklyn. The program promised a magnificent array of talent. Many churches in African American communities were the leading presenters of concert artists in the era leading towards the turn of the century. In this tradition, 651 proudly presents:
Special Guest Artist Mr. Don Shirley, Concert Pianist Extraordinaire
Miss Hilda Harris, a compelling and versatile mezzo-soprano who has received rave reviews for her performances with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and others.
Mr. William Warfield, one of the greatest baritones of our time; his debut at Town Hall in 1950 put him in the first ranks of concert artists.
The Morgan State University Choir, one of the most outstanding choirs in America, Baltimore's musical treasure; an ensemble of power and passion.
Identifier 1989s.01277
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)