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Oct 24

Freedom Song: The Fisk Jubilee Singers' Story

October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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A choir of ex-slaves, raising funds to build their University, toured America from 1871, suffering discrimination and hardship. They came to England, were treated with respect and sang to Queen Victoria and Gladstone. Spiritual songs are folk music and belong to us all, but because they came out of such horrific suffering it’s hard to know how to sing them.
This lecture tells the tale of the singers whose courage and enterprise brought them to the world. The songs they sang include Steal Away to JesusGo Down, Moses and Deep River.
A ticket does not guarantee entry. As this is a free event, we over-issue tickets to avoid empty seats. All ticket holders must be seated by 5:50pm, after which tickets will be reallocated to people queuing for returns. 

For school bookings, please contact us at enquiries@gresham.ac.uk


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