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Celebrating Juneteenth

May 31 – June 2, 2024

Multiple Venues



Orchestra of New Spain presents

Celebrating Juneteenth

Please note, there are two different venues for this performance.

Fri, May 31, 7pm
Zion Lutheran Church, Lovers Lane at Skillman
6121 East Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75214
$30/$10 students

Sun, June 2 at 5:30 pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church and Christian Academy
5725 S Marsalis Ave, Dallas, TX 75241
Admission complimentary. Reception to follow concert.

Featuring soprano Alfrelynn Roberts, renowned as much for her choral and operatic repertoire, as for her moving interpretation of spirituals.

Join us in exploring a range of musical styles in our fourth annual presentation of works by Black composers, which include the renowned 18th c. Frenchman Joseph Bologna with his elegant “Symphony No 1” and the mid- 20th C composer Florence Price with an orchestral version of her “String Quartet No 1”. Extraordinary in his use of themes from African American folk music, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s talent is displayed in high-energy final movement “Danse Negre” from a larger work “African Suite”.

Ms Roberts performs Gospel Style spirituals by Robert L Morris, and the famous “Peter go ring dem bells” and others by John Carter. Exploring deeper in the vocal repertoire, she brings us “Soon One Morn” by the Take 6 gospel/jazz composer Cedric Dent.