Upcoming Cultural Heritage Presentation: Songs of Courage, Freedom and Justice


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In partnership with the Caroline County Council of Arts and the Caroline County Public Library, CCPS is pleased to announce Songs of Courage, Freedom and Justice, a presentation by Dr. John Wesley Wright and the Wright Quartet. This virtual performance of African American Spirituals is open to the public and will air beginning at 1 pm on Saturday, February 27th, and will then be available to view at any time.  The concert is approximately 45 minutes in length. No registration required.

To access the performance, please visit Caroline Arts on YouTube or use the link, Songs of Courage, Freedom and Justice

Songs of Courage, Freedom and Justice is the first in a three-part series of cultural heritage presentations, sponsored by Caroline County Council of Arts, the Caroline County Public Library and Caroline County Public Schools.

In addition, Dr. Wright and the Wright Quartet will lead a musical workshop for CCPS middle and high school students on February 26th.


About John Wesley Wright:

Tenor John Wesley Wright, holds degrees from Maryville College and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he earned the M.M. and D.M.A. in Performance Studies. A native of Rome, Georgia, he works as Associate Professor of Music at Salisbury University (Salisbury, MD), coordinating the voice and opera workshop programs. He performs solo repertoire ranging from baroque to Broadway throughout the world, including as a member of the internationally celebrated American Spiritual Ensemble. His rendition of “Here’s One” is highlighted in the PBS documentary, The Spirituals: Featuring the American Spiritual Ensemble, released in 2007. He is an active clinician, consultant, and leader of workshops on voice production, song interpretation, acting for singers, and African American song traditions.

About the Caroline County Council of Arts:

For 40 years, Caroline County Council of Arts has served residents by pursuing our mission to enhance the cultural opportunities and access to the arts in each of the County’s unique communities, promote economic development and downtown revitalization through the arts, and inspire creativity and personal development by supporting arts education programs in our schools and communities.


About the Caroline County Public Library:

The Caroline County Public Library brings people, information, and ideas together to enrich lives, increase knowledge, and build community.