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SANKOFA: A Salute to the Music of Black Composers

  • Highpoint Episcopal Community Church 4945 High Point Road Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30342 United States (map)

As we live into our new companion relationship with the Diocese of Cape Coast, Ghana, we have a rare opportunity to host a group of 13 vocalists that will perform in tribute to the music of black composers. 

Highpoint Episcopal Community Church is pleased to present and host a celebration of voice, heritage, and relationship on February 25. 

The concert will showcase the wonderful art songs and spiritual arrangements that are both forgotten and celebrated. The musicians are a mix of opera singers from the Atlanta Opera Chorus and Capital City Opera, as well as music educators. 

This performance is also based on one guiding principle: SANKOFA. This word from the Twi language of Ghana translates to we have to go back to get something in order to go forward. Bishop Wright used this message to guide the first diocesan pilgrimage to Ghana.

Serendipitously, we have the honor to have the Rev. George Neequaye from Ghana (cousin of The Rev. Canon John Thompson-Quartay) staying in a newly built suite at High Point. George will offer his wisdom and story to our evening celebration.  

This concert is free and open to the community. Reception to follow. Please come join us.  

Earlier Event: February 25
2018 Hunger Walk-Run