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  • Singing in the Park! 2024

    Singing in the Park! 2024

    Sat, Jun 15

    Date Changed Due to Weather!

    Join Us for a Musical Extravaganza at Caddo Common Park!

    Our adult choir, the The New Dimensions Choral Society, in collaboration with the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, invites you to a spectacular musical event at Caddo Common Park. Join us on Saturday, June 15, at 869 Texas Avenue for an afternoon of enchanting music featuring excerpts from George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, followed by “Spirituals Galore.” Come early and enjoy the scenery and food from the food trucks, then at 3 ㏘ the show itself starts.

    Under the artistic direction of Patricia Britton-Hall, the event will showcase the incredible talents of featured soloists Brenda Wimberly, John Collins, Terry Taylor, Marty B. Smith, Natorshau Davis, MeGail Parsons, Ellen Lewis Hall, Nolan Budgewater II, and Anthony Cheathem.

    SRAC: Shreveport Regional Arts CouncilNational Endowment for the Arts

    This program is generously supported by a grant from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
    Don’t miss this opportunity to experience an afternoon of beautiful music in the vibrant setting of Caddo Common Park. This event is free and open to the public.

    Event Details:

    • Date: Saturday, June 15 (changed!)
    • Time: 1 – 4 ㏘ (show starts @ 3 ㏘)
    • Location: Caddo Common Park (869 Texas Avenue), Shreveport, LA

    Come and enjoy an afternoon of cultural enrichment and musical delight!

    About the New Dimensions Choral Society:

    The New Dimensions Choral Society, led by Artistic Director Patricia Britton-Hall, is the adult choir of the New Arts Cultural Society, dedicated to bringing high-quality choral music to the community, showcasing diverse repertoires and talented musicians. It was founded by the late Bobby Wiggins.

    About the Shreveport Regional Arts Council:

    The Shreveport Regional Arts Council fosters, supports, and promotes the arts in the region, providing grants and resources to local artists and organizations to enrich the cultural landscape of Shreveport.

    The New Dimensions Choral Society will create a new program in two acts to educate the general public about the rich history of African American music. Composed of professional musicians and singers, the Society will present solos and choral works from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Then they’ll sing Negro Spirituals indicative of the songs that were sung by African Americans during enslavement, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow eras. There’ll be narration and explanation of the songs and their significance, as well as the imagery evoked by the words and cadence.

    Caddo Common Park
    869 Texas Ave
    Shreveport, LA 71101

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