We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Student Presentation

Thu February 27 - Thu February 27, 2020
We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Student Presentation

Arts Commons Presents
BD&P World Stage

We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Special Event!

Thursday, February 27, 2020 
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall

Concert at 11:30am
Run time approx. 60 minutes
No intermission

Please use the registration form below for a very special, free, student presentation of We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Led by conductor Damien Sneed,We Shall Overcome unleashes the words and actions of Dr. King through a living lineage of music and culture including gospel, jazz and Broadway.

Songs from storied artists like Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone are interwoven with spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches.

This performance and workshop presentation is designed for students and educators, abridged from the evening show.

Recommended for Grades 7-12, this one-time special student event takes place on Thursday Feb. 27th, 2020 at 11:30 am at Arts Commons in the Jack Singer Concert Hall

To register, fill out the attached form and return to: education@artscommons.ca.

Registration Form

Share the universal language of music with your students and inspire them with the power of the arts. In celebration of black history month, this is a special opportunity only for CBE and CSSD students.

For more information call a member of the Education team 403-294-7455 ext 1975

Part of BD&P World Stage presented by Arts Commons. 

The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Stage, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED Talks to National Geographic Live speakers, wedding dinners on the stage to rock stars on tour.

Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception 
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep. 
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats

Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.

Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the full replacement of all of its seats, in 2017.

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