A performance of African American cultural music

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Ensemble is coming to Beaufort to perform a public concert to honor the musical tradition that African Americans formed as slaves.

A residency will include two days of vocal music classes in Whale Branch Early College High School and Battery Creek High School, allowing the students to prepare two selections, culminating in a community performance of “Circa 1871: An Ode to the Fisk University Jubilee Singers” Saturday Night, October 20, at the Battery Creek High School Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. 

General admission is $17, students and groups of 10 or more is $12 per person, and children under 12 are $7. For more information call 843-379-2787 or visit the page at ArtWorksinBeaufort.org.

The 2012-2013 season marks David Richardson’s debut as director of the CSO Spiritual Ensemble. A recipient of the prestigious Charleston Southern University Horton School of Music Senior Excellence Award for his exceptional work in the area of Choral Music Education, Mr. Richardson is a noted baritone soloist who has garnered admiration of the choral community throughout the Carolinas.