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The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park choir and orchestra rehearses with Bethune Cookman Concert Chorale at Knowles Memorial Chapel. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Intersection: African-American Masterpieces

The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park and the Bethune Cookman University Concert Chorale join forces this weekend, celebrating the music of African American composers. Soloists Kevin Deas and Krysty Swann talk to Intersection about performing works by William Grant Still, Nathaniel Dett and William L Dawson
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Photo: courtesy Bach Festival Society Richard Einhorn at a rehearsal for the ‘Voices of Light’ premiere, 1994.
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Gladdening Light and Bach Festival Society -Voices of Light

For 600 years, Joan of Arc has been a symbol of tenacity. Her steadfast belief in her visions led the illiterate 19-year-old farmgirl to become the head of an army, and her resolve was strong even as she was burned at the stake for heresy. This weekend, a fusion of film and music dedicated to  Joan of Arc comes to Winter Park, when GladdeningLight and the Bach Festival Society present Voices of Light Nov. 18-19 featuring 110 singers, a chamber orchestra, and a movie screen wrapping all the way around the chancel in Knowles Memorial Chapel. GladdeningLight director Randall Robertson says, “I feel like Joan is a model for the 21st century. People of all ages should look to her …
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