DVDHonoring the Journey – The Carnegie Hall Encore Concert
Jacqueline Hairston, The Inner Light Choir and the Jacqueline Hairston Ensemble
©2012 Inner Light MinistriesHonoring the Journey – The Carnegie Hall Encore Concert – DVD
On February 19, 2012, singers from around the country performed Jacqueline Hairston’s trademark arrangements of Negro Spirituals on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City. Honoring the Journey – The Carnegie Hall Encore Concert features Jacqueline Hairston with those singers who were from the Inner Light Choir and the Greater San Francisco Bay Area in concert at the Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts in Watsonville, CA. The concert honors the growth, transformation and healing that singing these songs, and preparing to perform on the world-renowned stage of Carnegie Hall, required of each them.
Negro Spirituals are liberation music that express a wisdom that is transcendent of culture. Through this music, people who are diverse in age, ethnicity, gender, and religion can...
- Celebrate the message of freedom, resilience and hope that is a distinct characteristic of the Spirituals,
- Consciously participate in healing and bridging the racial divide that still exists in our country, and
- Honor the legacy of finding joy in the midst of tribulation.
This DVD includes Honoring the Journey – New York Film
by Pam Paraison of NPPA Productions – a short film featuring rehearsals and interviews during the Carnegie Hall concert preparation in New York City. It also features footage from the entire Carnegie Hall Encore Concert
Jacqueline Butler Hairston
, Award-winning ASCAP-Bay Area Composer-Arranger/Pianist and Music Educator, is considered a foremost expert on many types of music. As a professional musicmaker, she was trained at the Juilliard School of Music, Howard University School of Music, and Columbia University, with a Master’s Degree in Music and Music Education. Hairston’s works have been performed and recorded by internationally acclaimed singers such as Kathleen Battle, Grace Bumbry and William Warfield. Hairston’s orchestrated works have been performed by several symphony orchestras globally, including the London Philharmonic.