Amplifying Black Voices
Aluta Continua: The Struggle Continues for All Black Lives
Featuring Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Reginald L. Mobley, countertenor, Program Consultant for the Handel & Haydn Society, and one of the authors of the Black Voices Matter pledge joins us to talk of his work for arts equity and Aluta Continua: the Passion of David Kato Kisule, Eric Banks’ drama of the life and legacy of the slain Ugandan LGBTI activist. This contemporary passion, which honors the struggle of all Black lives, was commissioned for Coro Allegro in 2016. It will appear Coro Allegro’s upcoming album on Navona Records, We Are Here, featuring two works by American composers bearing witness to the importance of international human rights.
Eric Banks, composer
John Abdallah Wambere, LGBTQ+ activism founder of Ameriganda
Tai Oney, countertenor
Philip Lima and Ron Williams, baritones
This series is supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Boston Cultural Council - administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, the Boston Mayor's Office for Arts and Culture, and an Alfred Nash Patterson Grant from Choral Arts New England and has been awarded the first Choral Arts New England Board grant, "exemplifying advancement of the Board's priorities in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion."