Keith Spencer Concert at Trinity Cathedral: “Lord, Write My Name”
September 25, 2022
Nationally-recognized baritone vocalist, Keith Spencer, and award-winning composer and arranger, Peter Hilliard, team up once again after their symphonic success, Brothers on Broadway: A Celebration of African American Leading Men on Broadway, to present a world debut concert presentation at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Trenton, NJ.
On Sunday, September 25 at 2:00 PM, Spencer, accompanied by Hilliard on piano, will present a musical tapestry of African American Spirituals interspersed with spoken word narratives, poetry, and letters penned by freed slaves.
The presentation, entitled “Lord, Write My Name,” explores slaves’ mourning and loss of freedom expressed through Spirituals paralleled with the powerful redemptive story of the Gospel and an identity rediscovered in Christ.
In this masterful collection of song and word, Spencer performs several well-known Spirituals such as “Deep River,” “My Good Lord’s Done Been Here,” “Nobody Knows da Trouble I Seen,” and “Steal Away.” These traditionals and several other Negro Spirituals texts and poems are brilliantly-arranged, reimagined, and underscored by Hilliard for the first time in public performance. This inspirational work, staged in partnership with On Demand Programs and Events will debut at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Trenton, NJ on Sunday, September 25 at 2:00 PM.