Aural Compass Projects will present a concert celebrating African American composers
After a two-year delay due to the pandemic, Aural Compass Projects will present “Lift Every Voice,” a concert celebrating African-American composers, at the Trinity Center for Urban Life in downtown Philadelphia on April 1, 2022.
The concert features music by Jacqueline Hairston, John Carter, Marcus Norris, Colin Lett, Undine Smith Moore, Margaret Bonds, Florence Price, H. Leslie Adams and Wille Alexander. The artists scheduled to perform are soprano Meroë Khalia Adeeb, mezzo-soprano Taylor-Alexis DuPont, tenor Elliott Paige and collaborating pianist Michael Lewis.
Michael Lewis, Founding Artistic Director of Aural Compass Projects, said in a press release: “When we started scheduling the first performance of ‘Lift Every Voice’ in 2019, I wanted it to be a concert that would open up our audience. to a world of composers they had probably never heard of. Since then, the music world has made significant strides in diversity and representation, and many of these composers are more recognized than before. Despite this, I still believe that there is a lot of work to be done for these composers to get the recognition they deserve.
Taylor-Alexis DuPont added, “I think this gig will just be a much-needed balm for people around the world. The hope and beauty these composers bring will inspire anyone to continue to be a force for good in the world and to persevere to make their voices heard.
Aural Compass Projects is a musical arts organization dedicated to the performance and promotion of new and under-performed works. For more information about the concert, visit Aural Compass Projects website.