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The School of Music to perform music from Black composers, a TikTok song


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In celebration of Black History Month, the Central Michigan University School of Music (SOM) will be performing several pieces from Black composers during a concert on Feb. 21.

Director of Choral Activities Amon Eady said music from composers William Grant, Andre Thomas and Stacey Gibbs will be featured throughout the concert. 

Members of the Concert Choir will also be singing “The Wellerman,” a song made famous by TikTok.  

The virtual concert will combine the talents of the Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Singers and the Concert Choir. The choir groups will be singing along with pre-recorded orchestral parts and the show will be made available for streaming from 3-4 p.m. through the SOM’s Facebook page for free. 

Eady said that there are about 150 students involved with Sunday’s concert. He said that he is not worried about the technological difficulties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There always could be something, but if we have a hiccup we'll probably just deal with it,” Eady said. “I don't anticipate having any issues really. The School of Music has been streaming a live concert every week since we came back to school last fall, which is just amazing to me.”