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Sallie B. Howard ensemble to perform in Raleigh

Posted 11/15/19

Sallie B. Howard School’s newly formed vocal ensemble will make its performance debut on Monday at “An Evening of Soul & Song,” a night of live entertainment headlined by rhythm and blues …

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Sallie B. Howard ensemble to perform in Raleigh

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Sallie B. Howard School’s newly formed vocal ensemble will make its performance debut on Monday at “An Evening of Soul & Song,” a night of live entertainment headlined by rhythm and blues and country singer Rissi Palmer.

The concert will be held at C. Grace in Raleigh, 407 Glenwood Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show begins at 6:30.

Trained under the direction of music instructor Manuel Martinez, the Sallie B. Howard Vocal Ensemble includes nine middle and high school singers: Erionna Lucas, Kaitlynn Redmond, Ashya Thomas, Cerenity Pender, Kizzyria Clemmons, Tilaya Lyons, Trinity Pitt, Isaiah McCullough and RayShawn Davis.

The students will perform a medley of classic jazz songs during the show, such as “Summertime,” “For All We Know” and “Birdland.”

Fresh off the release of her new album “Revival,” Durham-based Rissi Palmer will perform songs from her latest work, including “Seeds,” described as a celebration of freedom and justice.

Proceeds from “An Evening of Soul & Song” will fund the vocal ensemble’s trip to New Orleans to perform at the Jazz Education Network Conference in January.

To purchase tickets, visit eveningofsoulforsbh.eventbrite.com.

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