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Northwestern Division Conference: Nathaniel Dett Chorale

During the 2014 Northwestern Division Conference, ACDA will present . . .
The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, hailed as a National Treasure of Canada and CAPACO 2009 Touring  Artist of the Year, is Canada’s first professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric music of all styles, including classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz, folk, and blues. These classically trained, outstanding vocalists have shared the stage with many internationally recognized artists. The Chorale has also performed at events honoring Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Muhammad Ali, and the inauguration of president-elect Barack Obama in January 2009. The Nathaniel Dett Chorale’s vision is to build bridges of understanding, appreciation, and acceptance between communities of people, both Afrocentric and other, through the medium of music. Founder Brainerd Blyden-Taylor named the Chorale after internationally renowned African-Canadian composer R. Nathaniel Dett (1882–1943). Since its inception in 1998, the Nathaniel Dett Chorale has honored the memory of its namesake, performing a jubilant and uplifting repertoire extensively throughout Ontario and New York state and delighting national audiences in critically acclaimed extended tours.
The ACDA Northwestern Division Conference will take place March 12-15, 2014, in Seattle, Washington.  You can register NOW.