Lord, Write My Name: Gospel and African American Experience in Spirituals

Lord, Write My Name: Gospel and African American Experience in Spirituals

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Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

801 West State Street

Trenton, NJ 08618

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Lord, Write My Name blends familiar and less often heard spirituals with slave poetry in an exploration of identity and social justice.

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Nationally-recognized baritone vocalist Keith Spencer and award-winning composer and arranger Peter Hilliard team up once again to present a world premiere concert work, Lord, Write My Name.

Lord, Write My Name is a musical tapestry of African American Spirituals interspersed with narratives, poetry, and letters penned by freed slaves and iconic Black figures throughout history. This inspirational journey explores slaves' mourning in servitude, the redemptive story of the Gospel, and ultimately, reclaimed identity as a freed people.

Spencer, accompanied by Hilliard on piano, performs well-known Spirituals such as "Deep River," "My Good Lord's Done Been Here," "Nobody Knows da Trouble I Seen," "Steal Away," and several others brilliantly reimagined and arranged by Hilliard for the first time in public performance.

This beautiful and timely collaboration raises issues of social justice that affect all Americans.

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