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The Carleton Choir and Carleton Singers Commemorate Black History Month

February 20, 2014

The public is invited to a worship service commemorating Black History Month, featuring performances by the Carleton College Choir and Carleton Singers, on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. in the Skinner Memorial Chapel. The program will include a Gospel Mass by Robert Ray and other works by Keith Hampton, Anthony Leach, Richard Smallwood, Moses Hogan, and Josephine Poelintz. This event is free and open to the public.

The Carleton Choir and Carleton Singers are conducted by professor of music, Lawrence Burnett. An esteemed Carleton faculty member since 1993, Burnett previously taught at the State University of New York at Potsdam, and he has served as a conductor, clinician and adjudicator at many choral festivals and competitions throughout North America. Among other distinctions, Burnett was awarded the first-ever New York State Governors’ Award for African-Americans of Distinction in 1992 for “service, civic participation and selfless dedication to the Northern New York community.”

This event is sponsored by the Carleton College Department of Music. For more information, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4475. The Skinner Memorial Chapel is located on First Street, between College and Winona Streets, in Northfield.