Holiday Vocal Recital

Addresse555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy
AtCollege of Alameda
CountyAlameda (CA1157)
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pkwy
College of Alameda
Alameda (CA1157)
Tel 2017-12-07
Categoria Events
Holiday Vocal Recital

This uplifting musical and spoken word event will feature honored guests, including critically acclaimed Verdi Soprano Hope Briggs and noted Author, Professor, and University of San Francisco Professor Dr. James Lance Taylor. A presentation of the College of Alameda Music Department, the concert will be conducted by CoA Music Professors Glen Pearson, department chair, and Silvester Carl Henderson.

Hope Briggs is known for the depth and beauty of her voluptuous voice. Ms. Briggs is hailed as “an artist of vocal sensitivity, theatrical wisdom and integrity.” Ms. Briggs is a Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions National Finalist, Metropolitan Opera International Vocal Competition Award Winner, and recipient of an Encouragement Award from theAlbanese Puccini Foundation.

She also is featured performing the role ofHyer, in the documentary film: Voices for Freedom - The Hyers Sisters' Legacy. Our inspirational speaker, Dr.Lance Taylor, is the author of the book Black Nationalism in the United States: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama, which earned the 2011 "Outstanding Academic Title" - Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (January 2012). He is the Immediate Past President of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS), an important organization of African American, African, andCaribbean political scientists in the United States. Professor Taylor is currently writing and researching a book with the working title, Peoples Temple, Jim Jones, and California Black Politics. He expects the book to be completed with a 2018-2019 publication range.

The book is a study of the Peoples Temple movement and African American political history in the state of California.

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