Keeping the American Negro Spiritual Alive: American Spiritual Ensemble returns to Cincinnati

Friday, January 20, 2012
On Monday, February 13 at 7:30 pm, the American Spiritual Ensemble returns to Cincinnati for a second year to perform a free and open concert to the public at the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Chains. There are no tickets required for this concert, but seating is limited and unreserved, so the public is advised to arrive early.

The American Spiritual Ensemble, one of America’s most celebrated choral groups, is comprised of 20 – 26 members from around the country and world, an accompanist, African drummer, and a featured dancer. The resulting sound of this group is something that choral groups with two or three featured soloists cannot duplicate. More than 90% of the ensemble members are accomplished soloists who have sung in theaters and opera houses world-wide. The American Spiritual Ensemble is under the direction of Dr. Everett McCorvey, a native of Montgomery, Alabama. Dr. McCorvey is a Professor of Voice and holds the Lexington Opera Society Endowed Chair in Opera Studies position at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. He is also on the artist faculty of the American Institute of Musical Study (AIMS) in Graz, Austria.

Co-sponsors of the performance: Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s African American Catholic Ministries, Social Action, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio, Christ Church Cathedral, New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Ohio River Valley District of the University Methodist Church, Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, Our Lord Christ the King Parish, University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, and Friends of Don Dixon.