The Fox Theatre and Cobb Energy Centre are excited to announce Atlanta’s much heralded Spelman College Glee Club will be joining Dance Theatre of Harlem for two live performances on Oct. 22 and Oct. 23. Supporting DTH for the first time with a live backing vocal performance, the Glee Club’s 75 singers will accompany “Change” choreographed by Dianne McIntyre, a former Spelman College Distinguished Visiting Scholar. The group will be performing two Negro spirituals: “By and By” arranged by Roland Allison and “Don’t You Let Nobody Turn You Around” arranged by Kevin Johnson, D.M.A., director of Spelman College Glee Club, both nights.
“We are thrilled to have the Spelman Glee Club join the Dance Theatre of Harlem for this rare collaborative performance,” said Jamie Vosmeier, senior director of sales and marketing at the Fox Theatre. “The already unconventional company challenges ideals of classical ballet and brings it a breath of fresh air. Coupled with the traditional spiritual and sacred backing vocals from the Glee Club, the performances will be sure to mesmerize audiences.”
“The Spelman College Glee Club is honored to participate in this performance with the Dance Theater of Harlem,” said Dr. Johnson. “Our nearly 100-year history of singing the souls of Black folks is in perfect unison with the high standard of excellence these dancers represent. We will come together in movement and voice to celebrate the awesome beauty of the human spirit. We thank the Dance Theater of Harlem for allowing us an opportunity to share in such a special event for the city of Atlanta.”
Dance Theatre of Harlem will grace the stage at the Cobb Energy Centre on Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets will be priced from $79, $59, $49 and $29, plus applicable fees, and will be available online at www.Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-735-3000, or at the Cobb Energy Centre Box Office. There is also a student field trip performance on Friday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. Reservations for this performance can be made at ArtsBridgeGA.org.
Source: Spelman College