On Sunday, March 24, the Virginia Union University Chamber Singers will perform “ Saga of a People: Musical Reflections” in the theater at Hanover Tavern. The 90 minute show, a combination of narrative and music that focuses on the history negro spirituals up through modern gospel music, will begin at 5 p.m. The program will kick off the 2013 Season of Harmony in Hanover,a musical series that helps support Hanover Tavern Foundation’s mission to preserve, interpret and utilize the Tavern as an historic, educational, community and cultural resource center for the enjoyment of all.
Reserved tickets are $10 each. A pre-concert is also available for patrons. The charge for the meal is $15.00 per person and the meal service starts at 3:30 PM. The menu includes: fried chicken (boneless), Carolina pulled pork BBQ, mashed potatoes, southern style green beans, cornbread, brownies and iced tea or water. Dinner packages must be purchased by March 17, 2013.
WORKING TOGETHER TO PRODUCE AN EXCEPTIONAL SHOW
“Saga of a People: Musical Reflections” is a collaborative work, and is the first time that Hanover Tavern has partnered in a program with Virginia Union University. The piece combines the musical talents of Virginia Union University students, and faculty members, Dr. Willis Barnett and Mrs. Charmaine S. McGilvary, with a narrative about the origins of African American Gospel music.