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OUR FREEDOM WASN’T FREE: A JUNETEENTH CONCERT OF TRIBUTE – THE TRIBULATION, AND THE TRIUMPH.

June 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Free

Join the Houston Ebony Music Society for our annual Juneteenth concert, “Our Freedom Wasn’t Free: A Juneteenth Concert of Tribute – The Tribulation, and The Triumph.” The event is scheduled for June 23, 2024, at 4:00 PM at the historic Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, located at 500 Clay Street, Houston.

The concert will showcase the HEOG chorus and soloists, under the direction of Dr. Oby and featuring Dr. Vicki A. Seldon as the pianist. The concert is structured in three parts: “Prelude to Freedom,” “The Dream of Freedom,” and “The Fight for Freedom,” featuring Negro Spirituals, Civil War Folk Songs, and more. A special feature will be the performance of “Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight” by African American composer Florence Price, with a piano/vocal score specially prepared for this event. Dr. Oby expressed, “It will be a joy to revive this rare piece.”

Dr. Jason Oby, Artistic Director of HEOG, remarked, “This year’s HEOG Juneteenth concert is set to be extraordinary, reflecting on the profound sacrifices of our ancestors for our freedom.” The concert is complimentary, with validated parking available in the adjacent garage.

Established in 1984, HEOG is a performing arts organization of classically trained vocalists from Houston’s African American community, dedicated to broadening the reach of opera, traditional Negro Spirituals, and classical music.

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Details

Date:
June 23
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://Houstonebonymusic.org

Organization

The Houston Ebony Music Society, Inc.
Phone
8323777751
Email
ebonymusic92@gmail.com
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City of Houston District
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Houston Cultural District
Midtown Cultural Arts and Entertainment District