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December 27, 2016

We're pleased to announce that Convergence Ensemble has been awarded a FY2017 grant from the Boston Cultural Council.  

Thank you to the Boston Cultural Council for this generous support!  

 

 

October 31, 2016

Photo by Sheppard Ferguson

Photo by Sheppard Ferguson

Our October 2016 program, American Voice in Poetry and Song, was a resounding success!

  • 380 students engaged in traditional and contemporary poetry and music through live concerts and classroom activities.
  • Audience members expressed strong appreciation for rarely-heard art songs and spirituals by American and African-American composers.
  • Performers baritone Robert Honeysucker, poet Regie Gibson, and pianist Rachel Goodwin delivered a powerful performance, both beautiful and thought-provoking.

Photos and video will be coming soon!


Press Release, 2016

Convergence Ensemble Presents

AMERICAN VOICE IN POETRY AND SONG

Sunday, October 30th at 3 PM

Peabody Hall at Parish of All Saints,

209 Ashmont Street, Dorchester, MA

(https://www.google.com/maps/place/209)

 

Convergence Ensemble, led by Artistic Director and pianist Rachel Goodwin, makes its public debut with American Voice in Poetry and Song in Peabody Hall at Ashmont’s historic Parish of All Saints, located in the heart of Dorchester. Convergence Ensemble, dedicated to strengthening connections between artistic disciplines and disparate Boston neighborhoods, makes a bold statement in this program that brings together the multitude of American voices. Come to this concert for an extraordinary view of American culture that combines the perspectives of some of our most well-known American composers, African-American composers, and America’s greatest poets.

 

American Voice will feature pianist and Convergence Ensemble founder Rachel Goodwin and award-winning baritone Robert Honeysucker performing a selection of American Spirituals and Art Songs including works by Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber, and African-American composers Howard Swanson, Florence Price, and Margaret Bonds. In addition, woven throughout the musical selections will be poems and commentary by internationally renowned literary performer Regie Gibson, who will present his own work as well as poetry by Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, e.e. cummings and Kent Foreman.

 

The concert is free and open to the public thanks to generous funding from the Free for All Fund at the Boston Foundation and the Boston Cultural Council and will take place in beautifully restored Peabody Hall.

 

On Friday, October 28th Dorchester’s Codman Academy and The Epiphany School, both of which educate students from underserved Boston neighborhoods, will be walking their students to Parish of All Saints for an interactive educational concert. The musicians will also be appearing at Boston Latin School. Convergence Ensemble is proud to collaborate with these schools that share our commitment to offering Boston’s young people access to high-quality cultural programming.

 

For more information, please visit Convergence Ensemble’s website at http://www.convergenceensemble.org or contact Stephanie Skor at info@convergenceensemble.org or 612-237-1690.

 

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