Black Voices

Black Voices

Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, U.S. General Gordon Granger reached Galveston, Texas, after the Civil War and read General Order No. 3:

“The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free.”

Annual celebrations often involve singing, so KBACH will present, Black Voices, a retrospective of choral music by black composers through the centuries.

Tune in June 19 at 7PM as Phoenix-area bass singer, Charles Newton, presents 90 minutes of works by Florence Price, William Grant Still, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Margaret Bonds, R. Nathaniel Dett, and many others.


*Audio of the program will be available here for 14 days after it airs.