Music

Adjourn to the Parlor: A Lecture Concert

When: Sun., Sept. 29, 3-4:30 p.m. 2019

The Oratorio Society of Richmond presents an in-depth lecture concert on the rise and fall of Southern parlor songs in Richmond, Virginia during the Civil War, and the area's contribution to the first African American spirituals ever published in the United States. Explore the lives of famous Richmond composers as we discuss their connections with figures such as Edgar Allan Poe and John Wilkes Booth, daring wartime adventures, risqué romances, and more. In addition, enjoy performances of songs unheard for over a century, including some of the first Spirituals ever documented by the liberated African-American population in Richmond, Virginia.

Price: Free.

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