This Juneteenth, Conductor Kevin Scott will lead the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in a concert featuring a collection of classical and spiritual music. With powerful themes of freedom, hope, and unity, we hope you will join us for an afternoon of celebration, inspiration, and pure musical joy!
featuring Springfield Symphony Chorus, Extended Family Choir, Avery Sharpe Quartet
with soloists Kevin Sharpe, Vanessa Ford, Sofia Rivera, Heshima Moja
We are thrilled to be performing a diverse selection of pieces, including the powerful anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by J. Rosamund Johnson and J. Weldon Johnson, as well as the uplifting spiritual “Oh, Happy Day” by Edwin Hawkins. The program also features contemporary symphonic works such as Quinn Mason’s “Inspiration! Festive Overture” and Jessie Montgomery’s “Soul Force,” which are sure to captivate audiences. And we can’t forget the stirring traditional spirituals, such as “A City Called Heaven” and “Wade In The Water,” along with newer works like Hezekiah Walker’s “Better” and Avery Sharpe’s “Antebellum.” It’s going to be an unforgettable experience!