• Welcome

  • Hello Members of TSP.  This is your page. It was created to be a hub for disseminating information, such as upcoming rehearsals and events, and to assist you with learning the various pieces of music that we will be performing.  I hope you find it to be a helpful resource. .

     

    WELCOME!

    M. Roger Holland, II

    Director

  • The Spirituals Project

  • Lamont webpage, The Spirituals Project

    The following link will take you to the DU Lamont School of Music webpage that has information about The Spirituals Project, including our current performing activities.  Feel free to share it with your friends, but not our portfolio page, which is private and exclusively for TSP members.  The Lamont homepgae has a list of "Special Pages" at the bottom (this is an update). The very first item on the list is "The Spirituals Project Choir."

     

    Lamont Home Page: https://www.du.edu/ahss/lamont/index.html

    Direct link to The Spirituals Project page: https://www.du.edu/ahss/lamont/get-involved-hire-us-summer-acad/spirituals-project/

     

  • Colorado Public Radio

    Monday, February 5th, The Spirituals Project will be the focus of Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters, airing at 10:00am and 7:00pm at 90.1 FM.

     

    After the program airs on Monday, a permanent link to the program will be posted in perpetuity on the CPR website (www.cpr.org), on the Colorado Matters page (http://www.cpr.org/news/podcast/colorado-matters), where anyone can access the full program online at a time that is convenient for them.

     

  • TSP at Shorter AME 150th - Evening news clip

    10/27/18 - Evening news

  • Community Announcements

  • Rehearsal Info

    All Activities Suspended Until Further Notice:

    Dear TSP Community,

    If you're like me, your heart has sunk at the thought that we will not be gathering together to sing, laugh, get yelled at by the crazy director, and be in community together, lifting one another up, for the foreseeable future. You bring me joy everytime we gather, and I rejoice everytime we conquer a piece of music, especially the difficult ones.  We are a family - with the good, the bad, and the wonderfully strange!

    Our world is experiencing something, the likes of which has never been seen before, at least not since the Spanish Flu of 1918. That, too, was an illness (influenza) of pandemic proportions. That was over a century ago. Though slow to react, our country has now taken the necessary steps to keep our citizens safe and care for those already infected and/or impacted by this virus. It is in the interest of all that certain precautions, such as social distancing, self-isolation and quarantine protocols have been implemented. These are all necessary steps to ensure that the spread of the virus is contained and our society is not more severely impacted. DU has taken measures suggested by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to mitigate and address the current health crisis. It is for the good of all.

    Nonetheless, I already miss our weekly gatherings and the wonderful work in which we have been engaged. However, I believe that this, too, shall pass. In the interim, we shall occupy ourselves by studying our music, and when we are able to resume regular rehearsals and activities, WE SHALL BE READY!!!

    Till then, be safe, take care of yourselves, your loved ones, and those less fortunate and in need. and never forget, "Spirituals uplift in times of crisis, heal, comfort...."

    Be well,

    Roger

     

     

  • TSP community conversations starting Feb 17, 5:30pm, Room 214, Newman Center (Lamont School of Music)

    Dear Spirituals Project members,

    As mentioned several times in rehearsals, we will be facilitating a series of community conversations around the choir, The Spirituals, race, and social justice to build on the conversations we have had in choir rehearsals and at the retreat in September. Facilitated by Dr. Marquisha L. Scott (Assistant Professor of Social Work) and Aleysia, these series of conversations will take place at the Lamont School of Music before choir rehearsals. Our first community conversation will take place on Monday February 17 from 5:30pm to 6:50pm, Room 2014. We invite any choir member to participate.

    We are facilitating these conversations in order to give you space to discuss these issues and to further fulfill the social justice and educational mission of the choir. Marquisha and I also plan to document these conversations as we conduct research on The Spirituals Project and its impact. Though we plan to address  discussion topics that have emerged in our conversations in the choir this year, Marquisha and I would also love to hear from you as we prepare these conversations. What topics have you been thinking about? What do you feel should be discussed in these community conversations? Please let us know!

    Please be sure to contact Marquisha (Marquisha.Scott@du.edu) and/or Aleysia (aleysia.whitmore@du.edu) with any questions or concerns.

  • Ed Battle Honored at Dazzle

    Hello everyone,

    An article was published online in Westword last week about the tribute done at Dazzle to honor our Ed Battle. Here is the link:

    Ed Battle article

  • Ed Battle performs at Dazzle

    Here's a YouTube link to Ed performing at the tribute to him at Dazzle on Nov. 25, 2019.  Many thanks to our Jackie St. Joan for sharing this clip, which I posted on YouTube in order to share with the choir.

    Roger

  • South African Song

    Since we are singing "Tshotsholoza,"  I thought some of you might be interested in the documentary Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony, a film about the ways in which song was a part of the resistance to Apartheid in South Africa. You can stream the film via Amazon Prime and the DU library (though I'm sure it is also available elsewhere). I highly recommend the film (warning: I cry every time I watch it). --Aleysia

  • Concert Schedule - 2019-2020 Season

    7 – Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020

    Concert Time: 2:00 PM

    Call time: 1:00 PM

    Attire: Concert black (not formal tux/gown), w/ kente 

    Aurora Central Library, (in the large community room)

    14949 E. Alameda Pkwy

    Aurora, CO 80012

    303-739-6600

    Concert order

     

    1. Tshotsholoza (Go Forward) (Traditional South African Freedom Song – Jeffrey L. Ames
    2. Lift Every Voice and Sing (Roland Carter)
    3. Hear My Prayer (Moses Hogan)
    4. I’ve been ‘buked
    5. I Cried All Night Long
    6. Old Ship of Zion
    7. God’s Gonna Set This World on Fire
    8. Roll Down, Justice!
    9. I Know the Lord’s Laid His Hands on Me (Traditional)
    10. Heal Our Land (Oscar Williams)
    11. Guide My Feet – arr. Avis Graves
    12. Jesus Is a Rock – arr. Glenn Burleigh
    13. Walk Together Children (Wm. Henry Smith) (?)

     

    8 – Date: Friday, March 27, 2020

    League of Women Voters

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Report time: 6:00 PM

    Location: Montview Presbyterian Church 

    1980 Dahlia St., Denver, CO 80220

    (303) 355-1651

    Attire: Concert black (not formal tux/gown), w/ kente

     

    Concert order

     

    1. Tshotsholoza (Go Forward) (Traditional South African Freedom Song – Jeffrey L. Ames
    2. Lift Every Voice and Sing (Roland Carter)
    3. Hear My Prayer (Moses Hogan)
    4. Great God A’mighty (Jester Hairston)
    5. I’ve been ‘buked
    6. I Cried All Night Long
    7. Old Ship of Zion
    8. God’s Gonna Set This World on Fire
    9. Roll Down, Justice!
    10. I Know the Lord’s Laid His Hands on Me (Traditional)
    11. Hallelujah Song (Women’s Suffrage song)
    12. We Praise Your Name (Jesse Williams)
    13. Heal Our Land (Oscar Williams)
    14. Ezekiel Saw de wheel (William L. Dawson)
    15. Walk Together Children (Wm. Henry Smith) (?)

     

     

    9 – Date: Saturday, April 4, 2020

    Time: 3:00 PM

    Holly Creek Retirement Center

    5500 E Peakview Ave.

    Centennial, CO 80121

     

    10 – Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Judaism Your Way - Mimouna concert—a celebration of both the last night of Passover and the Morrocan Jewish tradition of Jews and Muslim

     

    11 - Date: Sunday April 26, 2020

    Time: 3:00 PM

    Concert with the Denver Choir League

    Location:

    The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace

    2501 Dallas St #135

    Aurora, CO 80010

    (720) 588-2500

     

    Rehearsal Schedule:

    • Monday, April 20 combined rehearsal with DCL/TSP. Raíces Brewing (2060 W Colfax) from 6:30-8:30.
    • Thursday, April 23, 2020 - Dress rehearsal (Time and location: TBD)

     

    12 - Date: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 7:30 PM

    Event: National Conference - Healing 2020

    Location: Gates Hall

     

  • Denver Job Fair for Census Workers

    https://www.coloradopolitics.com/quick-hits/wellington-webb-sponsoring-denver-job-fair-for-census-workers/article_70f0609c-f1ce-11e9-bed4-9fb06908bcfb.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share 

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