Beyond Elijah Rock: The Non-Idiomatic Choral Music of Black Composers

The spirituals and Gospel music of Black composers are quite familiar to most choral conductors as evidenced by concert programs across the country. However, the non-idiomatic choral music is lacking in the repertoire of many choirs. This session will include the music of familiar and less known Black composers. Major contributions include anthems, motets, part songs, cantatas, oratorios, and other major and minor choral-orchestral works. A variety of music appropriate for high school, college/university, community, professional, and church choirs will be discussed including unaccompanied, accompanied, and choral-orchestral.