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Fort Worth Opera will present the digital debut of the Fort Worth Opera Chorus, with a performance of 20th-century choral icon Moses Hogan’s "His Light Still Shines." Commissioned by the Choral Arts Society of Washington in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Hogan’s stirring work premiered in 2002 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

In the wake of the horrific deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, coupled with fierce discussions on racial injustice, police brutality, and the ever-expanding wave of Black Lives Matter protests, this moving, 15-minute choral medley is now more resonant than ever before.

Under the baton of FWO’s Chorus Master Alfrelynn Roberts, 39 singers and eight speakers will bring Hogan’s vision to life, as three spirituals (“Done Made My Vow," “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” and “Hold Out Your Light”) are interwoven with his original music (“His Light Still Shines,” “A Song of Reflection”), and inspiring spoken word passages.

The event will take place on Facebook Live.

Fort Worth Opera will present the digital debut of the Fort Worth Opera Chorus, with a performance of 20th-century choral icon Moses Hogan’s "His Light Still Shines." Commissioned by the Choral Arts Society of Washington in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Hogan’s stirring work premiered in 2002 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

In the wake of the horrific deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, coupled with fierce discussions on racial injustice, police brutality, and the ever-expanding wave of Black Lives Matter protests, this moving, 15-minute choral medley is now more resonant than ever before.

Under the baton of FWO’s Chorus Master Alfrelynn Roberts, 39 singers and eight speakers will bring Hogan’s vision to life, as three spirituals (“Done Made My Vow," “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” and “Hold Out Your Light”) are interwoven with his original music (“His Light Still Shines,” “A Song of Reflection”), and inspiring spoken word passages.

The event will take place on Facebook Live.

Fort Worth Opera will present the digital debut of the Fort Worth Opera Chorus, with a performance of 20th-century choral icon Moses Hogan’s "His Light Still Shines." Commissioned by the Choral Arts Society of Washington in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Hogan’s stirring work premiered in 2002 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

In the wake of the horrific deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, coupled with fierce discussions on racial injustice, police brutality, and the ever-expanding wave of Black Lives Matter protests, this moving, 15-minute choral medley is now more resonant than ever before.

Under the baton of FWO’s Chorus Master Alfrelynn Roberts, 39 singers and eight speakers will bring Hogan’s vision to life, as three spirituals (“Done Made My Vow," “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” and “Hold Out Your Light”) are interwoven with his original music (“His Light Still Shines,” “A Song of Reflection”), and inspiring spoken word passages.

The event will take place on Facebook Live.

WHEN

WHERE

Virtual
https://www.fwopera.org/his-light-still-shines

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Admission is free.
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