For Immediate Release: April 11, 2017
BLOOMSBURG—Discussing how Negro Spirituals portrayed the story of a people, the story of a nation, and the story of humanity, Barry Wilson of The Acapella Company delves into “Portraits of American History: A Chronology of Negro Spirituals” at Bloomsburg University. The program will be held on Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in Carver Hall, K.S. Gross Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
The program will engage participants in a learning experience that includes spoken narratives, visual illustrations and live music. Wilson will focus on experiencing the emotions of the slaves and the importance of the spirituals they created.
Signed to Word Records in 1990, Acappella is an all-male Contemporary Christian vocal group founded in 1982 by Keith Lancaster who has been the singer, songwriter, and producer throughout the group's history. The group consists of vocalists who sing in a cappella style without instrumental accompaniment. Acappella has toured extensively around the world, singing in Africa, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Jamaica, Japan, South America and the Caribbean in addition to the United States. In 2007, the group was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame.
This event is sponsored by the Office of Academic Achievement with assistance from the Office of Academic Affairs.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.