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God's Trombones


Literature and music in one place? Why, yes. As a part of the celebration of Black History Month, Christ Church Cathedral will be hosting a performance called God's Trombones. Former Fisk University professor and American author, James Weldon Johnson wrote a poetry collection called God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse (1927), and it will be paired with original jazz selections and traditional gospel music. The dramatization of these seven folk sermons to the accompaniment of two separate ensembles will be on both Thursday and Friday, February 11th and 12th, at 7:30pm. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students. You should buy your tickets in advance here, because tickets will only be available at the door if the performances are not sold out. The performance was developed by Ted Swindley, the author and director of Always...Patsy Cline. The original music was written by local composer Rolin Mains, who will also be directing the five-piece jazz ensemble. The gospel ensemble, on the other hand, will be directed by Belmont University's Dr. Jane Warren.

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