CHS Chorus to perform at Tallahassee concert alongside famous violinist
On Feb. 21, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., Rachel Barton Pine, a world-renowned violinist,
will make her debut as a feature artist at the Arts in the Heart Concert Series performance at St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral in Tallahassee, Fla. She will be accompanied by pianist Matthew Hagle and the Javacya Elite Chamber Orchestra, the premier ensemble of the Javacya Arts Conservatory, which is hosting the event. Tickets are $45 at the door.
The Cairo High School Chorus, directed by Ms. Erikka Edwards, will perform an opening for Ms. Pine. The Florida A & M University Concert Choir, directed by Dr. Mark Butler, and the St. Peter's Anglican Cathedral Choir, directed by music director Chris Garven will also perform.
According to Ms. Edwards, the CHS Chorus will perform "Tshotsholoza," a traditional South African piece, adapted by Jeffery L. Ames, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," known as the black national anthem, arranged by Roland Carter, and "Keep Your Lamps," a spiritual piece that describes hope for the future and freedom, arranged by Andre Thomas.
The CHS Chorus will perform two selections alongside the FAMU Concert Choir.
"We are extremely excited that the Cairo High School Chorus will be joining us as our special guest for this historic event," said Pamela Moore, marketing consultant for the Javacya Arts Conservatory.
Below is an NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert with violinist Rachel Barton Pine from 2016.