Crucifixion Resurrection: Nine Souls a-Traveling is a requiem by composer and jazz trumpeter - Hannibal Lokumbe. It honors the nine victims of the mass shooting at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Join us for the Nashville premiere of this important work composed in 2017 for jazz ensemble, chorus, narrators and vocal soloists. The music is ultimately filled with joy, power and forgiveness in the face of darkness, merging jazz and classical styles into an exuberant work. The concert will be preceded by a walk of love. Stay tuned for further details about guest artists, instrumentalists and our community chorus for this special event.
Pre-concert activities include a 6pm “Walk of Love” exploring the campus and history of Fisk University and “Remembering Birmingham”, at 6:20pm, with Sarah Collins, Survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham in 1963, where Ms. Collins shares her story of survival, loss and resilience. Hannibal requests that community members joining for the “Walk of Love” wear white.
Hannibal Lokumbe: Crucifixion Resurrection: Nine Souls a-Traveling (2017)
Koko Onwuzuruigbo, Soprano
Funmike Lagoke, Mezzo Soprano
Roderick Dixon, Tenor
Annaliese Kowert, Violin
Anthony Wonsey, Piano
Cecil Brooks III, Drums
David Pulphus, Bass
Hannibal Lokumbe, Trumpet & Composer
Scribes, Members of the MET Singers
MET Singers, Margaret Campbelle-Holman, Director
Sarah Collins, Survivor of the Birmingham 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
Kelly Corcoran, Artistic Director & Conductor