Historical Museum Hosts Performance and Lecture with Spiritual Renaissance Singers of Greensboro

Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2 pm
reensboro Historical Museum
130 Summit Avenue

Since their founding in 1999, the Spiritual Renaissance Singers of Greensboro have been presenting arrangements of African American Spiritual music in a number of different ways. On Saturday, February 23 at 2 pm, they will be conducting a free, live performance at the Greensboro Historical Museum.

The 90 minute program will highlight African American spiritual songs from the late 1800s such as ‘Wade in the Water’, ‘Deep River’, ‘Give me Jesus’, and ‘Do You Love My Lord?’ Director Patricia Trice will present a lecture- demonstration, sharing historical insights and background about some the musical selections.

“We are very pleased to be able to host the Spiritual Renaissance Singers of Greensboro,” says Dean MacLeod, Curator of Education, adding that “the Singers share inspirational songs with timeless messages, songs that also express strength and courage.” In recent years, the Singers have performed at the historic St. Philips African American Moravian Church in Old Salem, the National Cathedral in Washington, and at the Historic Carolina Theatre.

While the program is free of charge, audience members are asked to bring non-perishable food items to support the work of the Urban Ministry Food Bank of Greensboro.

The Greensboro Historical Museum, a member of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliation Program and accredited by the American Association of Museums, is open daily except Mondays and City holidays. There is no admission fee. For general visitor information, go to  www.GreensboroHistory.org or call (336) 373-2043.