September 14th Faculty Recital in Review
September 18 , 2006

On Thursday, September 14, 2006, Jeremy Winston, Ray Charles Distinguished Chair of Sacred and Choral Music, presented the inaugural faculty recital for this series at Wilberforce University. The recital series is presented on behalf of the Arts and Sciences Division of which Dr. Muriel Brailey is the chair.

In a full recital that lasted approximately 50 minutes, Mr. Winston, tenor, performed music of Franz Schubert, Guiseppi Verdi, William Grant Still, John Work, Leonard Bernstein, and Rogers and Hammerstein. Mr. Winston performed a world premiere titled Cards, a four movement song cycle, composed by former Adjunct Professor of Composition at Wilberforce University, Inez McComas. A highlight of the evening came when Mr. Winston and Mr. Tifton Graves, Visting Professor of Voice, jovially performing the famous tenor aria La donna e mobile (A Woman is Fickle). Dr. Everett Jones, Associate Professor of Piano at Wilberforce University, served as the accompanist.

Mr. Winston is the conductor of the award-winning, Wilberforce University Choir. The Choir has performed in many of the major cities including New York, New York; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, D.C.; Detriot, MI; Chicago, IL; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; and Las Vegas, NV. In 2005 the choir won first prize in The National Association of Negro Musicians’ (NANM) Choral Symposium and competition as “Best Collegiate Choir,” and “Best Overall Choir.” As the senior faculty in the music program at Wilberforce University, the music area has increased its student enrollment over 300% in the last three years.

Dr. Everett Jones will present his faculty recital on Thursday, March 1, 2008 in the Health and Wellness Center.