The Place That Is My Place - a Choral Concert
Wednesday, June 5 at 7 PM, 410 W 40th St, NYC. Tickets $25 at the door.
The Stephen Black Singers are raising funds for the Berry Center in Kentucky, a non-profit that seeks to promote sustainable agriculture, family farms, and environmental activism.
About the Project
The Wendell Berry Choral Music Project was created to promote choral music that sets the writings of the Kentuckian poet Wendell Berry. Berry is one of the foremost figures of American literature and has been awarded many honors, including the National Humanities Medal in 2011, bestowed by President Barack Obama. The project will focus on works that celebrate and chronicle the natural environment, and humankind’s place in it. Dr. Stephen Black, conductor, directs this project. Both Black and Berry are native Kentuckians with a love of the land, and both share a passion and concern for the environment.
Stephen Black, conductor
Stephen Black enjoys an active career as a choral conductor, and has conducted numerous choirs in over fifty concerts in New York City and Los Angeles. He has served as Artistic Director of the Amuse, an small women’s ensemble, the Central City Chorus, the Brearley Singers, and the St. Joseph’s Singers, all in New York City. Dr. Black has conducted large choral/orchestral works from the standard canon and also conducted more eclectic repertoire such as the Requiem of Frederick Delius and the New York City premiere of Carol Barnett’s The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass. More about Stephen Black