History Department

The Wings Over Jordan 70th Anniversary Year

 

“Celebrating Our Musical Heritage and Inspiring Future Generations!”


Goal:   To celebrate the legacy of the original Wings Over Jordan Choir and promote the study of African American sacred music and history

  

Celebration Kick-Off and Reception

Music by the Wings Over Jordan Celebration Chorus (and Friends)

Maestro Glenn Brackens, Director

Friday, September 28, 2007

6 – 7:30 p.m.

Cleveland State University

Music and Communication Building , Waetjen Lobby

2001 Euclid Avenue

Free Admission

For more information: (216) 523-7182 

 

 

"Cities, Sanctuaries, and Social Change in Recent African American History"   

Lecture by Rev. Dr. R. Drew Smith

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

5:30 p.m., Reception

6 p.m., Lecture

Cleveland State University

University Center Building

2121 Euclid Avenue , UC 364

Free Admission

For more information: (216) 523-7182

 

 

Modern Gospel Music Workshop with Dr. Margaret Pleasant Douroux     

Rehearsals on Thursday and Friday, October 4 and 5, 2007, 7 p.m., Room G15

Dress Rehearsal on Saturday, October 6, 2007, 10 a.m., Drinko Hall

Matinee Performance by Workshop Choir Saturday, October 6, 2007, 2 p.m., Drinko Hall

·        All workshop activities are free for CSU students, faculty, and staff. 

·        $5, general public

      Fee includes music packet and refreshments.

·        Concert only, free and open to the public

·        Advance reservations required for workshop / rehearsal activities.

·        Group reservations preferred for choirs

·        Limited scholarships available for high school students. 

Cleveland State University ,

Music and Communication Building

2001 Euclid Avenue

For more information: (216) 523-7182

 

POSTPONED.  NEW DATE TBA

"Piano Duo" Concert

Featuring Glenn Brackens and Todd Thompson 

 

 

Contemporary Sacred Music Workshop and Concert

Drene Ivy, Pianist - Composer

Rehearsals on Wednesday and Friday, November 7 and 9, 2007, 7 – 9 p.m.

·        $5 Registration

      Fee includes music packet and refreshments.

·        Concert, Saturday, November 10, 2007, 5 p.m.

Freewill Offering

Antioch Baptist Church

8869 Cedar Avenue

For more information: dreneivy@hotmail.com or (216) 798-4488

 

 

A Concert of Christmas Spirituals and Carols                                               

Dwight Fleming, Tenor                                                               

Friday, December 7, 2007, 8 p.m.

Freewill Offering

East View United Church of Christ

15615 Chagrin Boulevard

For more information: (216) 523-7182

 

   

Spiritual Heritage Sunday / Week                                                  

Sunday, February 3 through Saturday, February 9, 2008

Churches and Schools throughout Greater Cleveland will be asked to incorporate Spirituals into their church services and educational activities.  If you are interested in participating, call (216) 523-7182. 

 

 

"Double Nickel Blues"

World Premier of a new play written and directed by Margaret Ford Taylor                

Music composed, arranged, and directed by Maestro Glenn Brackens

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, January 31; February 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9, 2008 at 8 p.m. 

Sundays, February 3, and 10, 2008 at 3 p.m.

Admission: $10.00, General Admission; $5.00, with CSU Student ID.

Cleveland State University

Factory Theatre 

1833 East 23rd Street (Near East 24th and Chester )

 For more information: (216) 687-2109

 

 

Wings Over Jordan Choral Music Festival and High School Choral Competition 

Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 10 a.m.

Cleveland State University

Music and Communication Building , Waetjen Auditorium

For more information, or to register your high school choral group: (216) 523-7182

 

 

"Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep"

Play by Margaret Ford-Taylor and Joyce Meadows

Music arranged and directed by Maestro Glenn Brackens

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 2008 at 8 p.m.; 

Sundays, March 16, 23, 2008 at 3 p.m.

Admission: $20

Cleveland State University

Factory Theatre 

1833 East 23rd Street (Near East 24th and Chester )

For more information: (216) 687-2109

 

 

Spiritual Workshop and Scholarship Award Program                                  

Saturday, April 26, 2008 , 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cleveland State University

Music and Communication Building , Waetjen Auditorium

2001 Euclid Avenue , Rooms G15 and G17

Free Admission

For more information: (216) 523-7182

 

 

Touring Exhibit on the History of African American Sacred Music      

Throughout 2008

Taller Williams, Curator 

 

 

Check Cleveland Public Library’s on-line calendar of events for related community programs throughout 2008.

 

 

Executive Committee:

Maestro Glenn Brackens, Music Director

Mr. John H. Foxhall, President, Wings Over Jordan Alumni and Friends, Inc.

Rev. Dr. Earl Preston, Jr., Program Consultant

Rev. Stephen D. Sullivan, Honorary Member

Mr. Todd C. Thompson, Assistant Music Director

Dr. Regennia N. Williams, Project Director

 

 

For program updates, visit www.csuohio.edu/history.

Email requests for information to wingsoverjordan@csuohio.edu.

 

 

 

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Department of History
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214
Campus Location
Rhodes Tower, Room 1319
1860 East 22nd Street
Contact
Mary Ann Tokmenko
m.tokmenko@csuohio.edu
Phone: 216.687.3920
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