Project Funding
 
GerogiaNolanPayton 100The Georgia & Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music consists of music, books, periodicals, documents, audio & visual materials, and oral histories. The primary goal of the Archive is to facilitate research and documentation of collections of African Diaspora sacred music (church music and religious concert music) created and/or performed by the multicultural population of Southern California.

LIVING LEGENDS FESTIVAL 2011 - A Celebration of the Musical Masters of African Diaspora Sacred Music, featuring a Festival Concert with Two Living Legends – Dr. André J. Thomas, and Dr. David Hurd with the LIVING LEGENDS FESTIVAL CHOIR and a Tribute to Los Angeles Legacy Musician JESTER HAIRSTON (Dr. Albert McNeil, Dr. Gwendolyn Wyatt, Byron Smith and Danellen Joseph, conducting).

Festival Performance
Saturday, May 14 @ 8 pm

at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
555 West Temple Street, downtown Los Angeles
Click Here for directions


FESTIVAL PROFILE

In 2003 the African Diaspora Sacred Music Living Legends Festival was organized by the CSU Dominguez Hills Georgia and Nolan Payton Archive to facilitate cultural preservation and awareness and musical exchange within Southern California.  The Festival brings distinguished African Diaspora musicians to work with the choral musicians of the area.  This Festival includes a Festival Choir with voices drawn from high school, college, community and professional choirs of Los Angeles.  Events include Dialogue/Lecture-demonstration sessions with the Festival’s Living Legend artists, open Festival Choir rehearsals and a culminating Festival Concert.  Rehearsals typically begin at the start of Spring semester, and culminate this year with an intensive three-week focus.

2011 FESTIVAL THREE-WEEK SCHEDULE  (April 26 – May 14)

Tuesday, April 26 @ 7 pm - Living Legends Festival Choir Rehearsal at CSU Dominguez Hills -1000 East Victoria, Carson, California - LaCorte Hall A103

Wednesday, April 27 @ 7 pm - Living Legends Festival Choir Rehearsal at El Camino - Music  Building/Haag Auditorium (16007 Crenshaw Blvd.; Torrance)

Tuesday, May 3 @ 7 pm - Living Legends Festival Choir Rehearsal at LA Harbor College - 1111 Figueroa Place; Wilmington; Music Recital Hall, Room 101

Wednesday, May 4 @ 7 pm - Living Legends Festival Choir Rehearsal at El Camino

Friday, May 6 @ 9 am - High School Living Legends Choral Festival

Wednesday, May 11 @ 7 pm - Living Legends Festival Choir Rehearsal at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels -  555 West Temple Street, LA

Thursday, May 12 @ 7 pm - Living Legends Festival Choir Rehearsal at Knox Presbyterian Church  5840 La Tijera Blvd; LA; South of Slauson

Friday, May 13 @ 6 pm -Living Legends Festival Choir Dress Rehearsal at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Saturday, May 14 @ 4:00 pm - Living Legends Festival Choir CALL at  Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL EVENTS

Wednesday, May 11 @ 11:30 am - Living Legend Festival Lecture, The Spiritual on the International Stage and Screen -- Dr. Jester Hairston Legacy Musician -– Dr. Hansonia Caldwell  --  CSUDH - LaCorte Hall - A103

Thursday, May 12 @ 1 pm -  Living Legend Festival Lecture - Dr. André J. Thomas – The Spiritual and its Evolution: From the 18th Century to the 21st Century - CSUDH - LaCorte Hall - A103

Friday, May 13 @ 9:30 am -  The Spiritual on Film – a showing of the classic Green Pastures -- CSUDH – LaCorte Hall - A103

Saturday, May 14 @ 1 - 3 pm - Living Legends Reception – Meet the Artists and Book Signing  --  at 2523 10th Avenue, Los Angeles

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REPERTOIRE includes a number of works by the Festival’s Living Legends as well as works that celebrate the heritage of Legacy Musician Jester Hairston.

Choir Registration:  $20 per person;  or $200 per choir of 15 members;  or $350 per choir of 30 members (payable to CSU Dominguez Hills Foundation).

For one unit of CSUDH academic credit, register in Jubilee Choir – MUS 272 (#20962) or MUS 372 (#21024).  The choir meets on Mondays and Wednesdays AT 6 PM. in LCH A204.

For one unit of Harbor College academic credit, enroll in Philharmonic Choir, MUS 531 (#3355).

Contact Dr. Hansonia Caldwell – 310/749-3186; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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This year’s Festival culminates the annual presentation of this wonderful choral music celebration.  The Festival’s Director, Dr. Hansonia Caldwell, will be retiring from the CSU Dominguez Hills Music Department at the end of this Spring semester.

featuring a Festival Concert with Two Living Legends –
Dr. Andre Thomas, and Dr. David Hurd
with the LIVING LEGENDS FESTIVAL CHOIR
and a Tribute to Los Angeles Legacy Musician JESTER HAIRSTON

 

csudh logo WhiteThe African Diaspora Sacred Music & Musicians Program (ADSMM) is an archiving, research and performance program of the California State University Dominguez Hills Music Department , implemented in partnership with the Africana Studies Department and the University Library . The program is multidimensional, and includes the Georgia and Nolan Payton Archive of Sacred Music, the Dominguez Hills Jubilee Choir, and the African Diaspora Sacred Music and Musicians Network & Forum.

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