True Witness – A Civil Rights Cantata

February 22, 2020 Add to Calendar

7–9 p.m.


Off Campus
Garrison Theater - 241 East 10th. Street


Scripps College and The Joint Music Program of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges Present

True Witness: A Civil Rights Cantata by Jodi Goble
and other works

Pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m.
Post-concert discussion with composer and artists
Admission is free

True Witness, a 30-minute choral cantata, which sets to music the letters, speeches and poems of African-American female poets, activists and civil rights leaders, recognizes the notable contributions of African-American women who helped steer the course of this nation’s civil rights movement. Through the interpretation of their words, set to music, this project will urge audiences, students, scholars and the community to consider their historical significance in the struggle for civil rights in this country. Project originally conceived by Anne Harley.

Claremont Concert Choir and Treble Singers
Chaffey College Concert Choir (David Rentz, director)
Inside-Out Crossroads Choir (Anne Harley, director)
Holy Family Glendale Children's Choirs (Adan Fernandez, director)
Melissa Givens (Pomona College faculty), soprano
Emery Stephens (St. Olaf College faculty), baritone
John Gilmour and Jodi Goble, piano
Charles W. Kamm, conductor

Garrison Theater, Scripps College
241 East 10th Street, Claremont