As Dr. Barnwell explains, “I sing and the audience sings back.” She continues, “You don’t have to know how to sing for my Community Sings but you do have to be willing to show up and raise your voice along with others who come. We begin the Community Sing in a fun easy way and in two hours we become a choir of uncommon voices singing with great joy in four- to eight-part harmony, and raising the roof.”
Those of us who attended her 2011 Community Sing remember well the joy of singing with Dr. Barnwell and others in the Community. You can see excerpts from that Community Sing here:
More information and photos from that event are available here:
RSVP by February 16: go.geneseo.edu/Barnwell
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These events are part of Geneseo’s King Commemoration and the Alumni Achieve Series. They are sponsored by the Black Studies Program, the Department of History, the Office of Alumni Relations, the Office of Multicultural Programming, The Teaching Learning Center, The Institute for Community Well Being, The Black Student Union (BSU) and the Office of the Provost.
Geneseo’s Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration honors and acknowledges the individual contributions of Dr. King and the expansive movement for social justice that he was part of and which continues today.