Colour of music festival returns to north charleston arts fest
Colour of Music Festival Blog
by Delia Dolor
3M ago
Colour of Music Festival Inc., the country’s largest Black classical music organization headquartered in Charleston, SC, showcasing gifted classical composers and performers of African descent, is proud to announce its return to the North Charleston Arts Fest Thursday, May 2, 2024, at 7 p.m. at the Eternal Father of the Sea Chapel (on the former Charleston Naval Base), 1096 Navy Way, North Charleston, SC. Free and open to the public. Online registration is required as space is limited. https://www.colourofmusic.org/event/nchs-5-2-24 with promo code NCHS2024. The performance features works by ..read more
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Black history month concert series charleston 2024
Colour of Music Festival Blog
by Delia Dolor
6M ago
Fresh off its third year of sold-out performances in Sacramento, the Colour of Music Festival announces its return to Charleston SC February 6-10, 2024, at historic venues showcasing leading black classical artists from the U.S., Canada, France, and Colombia South America.  The Colour of Music Festival gathers international, national, and regional classically trained Black musicians of African descent to share their musical talents, knowledge, and inspiration in Charleston each year and since 2016 has performed in leading venues including Washington, DC, Atlanta, Houston, Nashville, Pitt ..read more
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ALL-FEMALE VIRTUOSI COMMAND
Colour of Music Festival Blog
by Delia Dolor
9M ago
The performance by the Colour of Music All-Female Virtuosi was filled with marvelous moments and pride, and numerous standing ovations at the Center of Praise Cathedral in Sacramento on Wednesday, November 8. The Festival continues with a panel discussion, chamber music spotlight, a literary presentation, organ recital and Masterworks with guest conductor Leslie B. Dunner and a performance by soprano Angela Brown. Tickets can be purchased here using TICKETS tab ..read more
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Sacramento open
Colour of Music Festival Blog
by Delia Dolor
9M ago
The Colour of Music Quartet The Colour of Music Festival began their residency in Sacramento, SC on November 6, with Chamber Music I Spotlight, Colour of Music Quartet. L-R: Romuald Grimbert-Barre, violin, Ashley D. Horne, viola, Anthony De Pena, cello, Keith Lawrence, viola ..read more
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It's Colour of Music Festival's 10th Birthday!
Colour of Music Festival Blog
by jordyn pritchard
9M ago
The inaugural Colour of Music Festival event launched a bold American idea on October 23, 2013 at the historic Dock Street Theatre in Charleston, SC. Ten years later, our mission continues on a journey that provides distinctive, extraordinary opportunities for composers, musicians and vocalists of African descent a platform to present a wide-ranging repertoire of classical music at the highest musical standards.  We are proud to share with you that our diverse audiences continue to grow throughout the continental United States ..read more
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Festival Awarded and Recognized as a Southern Cultural Treasure by South Arts
Colour of Music Festival Blog
by Delia Dolor
9M ago
The Colour of Music Festival was named one of South Arts’ Southern Cultural Treasures, which is a program made possible with support from the Ford Foundation and the Alice L. Walton Foundation. The Colour of Music Festival, Inc. is proud to be a recipient and member of South Arts’ inaugural cohort of Southern Cultural Treasures―a $6,000,000, four-year initiative supporting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) led and serving arts and cultural organizations throughout the Southeast. The program is expected to run through March 2025 and provide each organization with up to $300,000 of ..read more
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The Colour of Music Festival Partners with AARP Florida for Finale Event
Colour of Music Festival Blog
by jordyn pritchard
9M ago
The Colour of Music Festival is pleased to announce a special presenting sponsorship presentation from AARP Florida – a special virtual evening of classical music in honor of Black History Month on Saturday, February 27 at 7:30pm free for AARP members, $25 for the general public. This one-hour showcase of chamber presentations introduces AARP Florida members and the general public with black classical artists from Berlin, Colombia, the Caribbean, and the United States. The program will feature Octets and Duos and includes works by Felix Mendelsohn, and black female composer Florence ..read more
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Chamber I Concert
Colour of Music Festival Blog
by jordyn pritchard
9M ago
According to oral history, the story of the Marimba began in Africa, where holes were dug in the ground, wooden bars were made to cross over this hole, and the bars were struck to produce sound. The Zulu tribe of South Africa is said to have legends of a goddess named Marimba who created a xylophone with gourds attached. Dr. Daniels will present the Toshiro Mayuzumi’s Concertino for Xylophone & Piano among many other compositions and arrangements ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach, Clair Omar Musser and Paul Creston. Share the news and join the performance with your colleagues, family and ..read more
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Colour of Music Festival Octet Debut at MOJA Arts Festival October 4, 2023
Colour of Music Festival Blog
by Delia Dolor
9M ago
Tenth Anniversary Year Presents Black Professional Classical Musicians Performing Chamber Gems Celebrating its tenth season showcasing leading Black classical artists from around the world, Charleston-based Colour of Music Festival is pleased to announce its debut performance at the 2023 MOJA Arts Festival at Charleston’s historic Dock Street Theatre, Wednesday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. Since 2013 the Colour of Music Festival gathers international, national, and regional classically trained Black musicians of African descent to share their musical talents, knowledge, and inspiration in Charlesto ..read more
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Allen University Concert Choir Joins COMF Petit
Colour of Music Festival Blog
by jordyn pritchard
9M ago
The Colour of Music Festival announces the Columbia SC début of Colour of Music Festival ‘Petit’ September 11-15, 2019 at Allen University, Chapelle Auditorium, 1530 Harden Street, Columbia SC, a five-day festival featuring black classical artists and scholars from France, Britain, Colombia, the Caribbean, and the United States performing organ, piano, vocal, chamber and orchestral works showcasing the impact and historical significance of black classical composers and performers on American and world culture. This series is presented by the Office ..read more
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