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2013 Sesquicentennial of the
Emancipation Proclamation Events

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FEB 27


Culminating Celebration

Keynote by Dr. Myrlie Evers
Performances by the University of Illinois Black Choir, Dr. Ollie Watts Davis, conductor;
the Women’s Glee Club, Dr. Andrea Solyea, conductor; Dr. Casey Robards, piano;
and the University of Illinois Wind Symphony
7:30 pm
Foellinger Great Hall
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts



MAR 7-10


The Eleventh Biennial Black Sacred Music Symposium

Sessions: March 7 - 9, 6:00 p.m.
Concert: March 10, 7:30 p.m.
A four-day exploration and presentation of modern and historical Black Sacred Music, its meaning and contexts, and the unique creative challenges of composing, conducting, and performing new sacred works for formal and informal settings
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Contact: Ashley M. Davis,