28 Songs of Freedom

, Start Time: 19:30, End Time: 20:50 St Magnus Cathedral Broad Street, Kirkwall KW15 1NX

Measha Brueggergosman is an award-winning Canadian soprano who is recognized around the world for her spectacular voice, innate musicianship, magnificent performance style and vibrant personality. She has also explored a variety of non-classical musical avenues notably the album of African-American spirituals — songs that lie a bit closer to her musical roots as a child growing up in New Brunswick, a powerful selection of freedom songs that came from Africa to North America via the slave trade. For this inspirational concert she’s joined by a fine band and local Orkney singers to present a moving selection of familiar songs.

Measha Brueggergosman  Soprano
Aaron Davis Musical Director and pianoMike Eckert  Pedal steel guitar
Earl Harvin Drums
Orkney Rocks!
Mayfield Singers

African American Spirituals including: Wade in the Water, Go tell it on the Mountain, Go down Moses, Swing Low Sweet Chariot and many others

Tickets £25, £20, £11 / Concessions £19, £15, £8

Duration 1 hour 20 minutes

My exploration of African-American spirituals is a way for me to challenge my classically trained mind, My people have spirituals, which played a huge part in how my ancestors came to be here — free, no longer owned, no longer stolen — on the East Coast of Canada.

Photo: Hiep Vu

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St Magnus Cathedral

Broad Street KW15 1NX

Tel: 01856 874894

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