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MUSIC: Join AMN for our fourth annual Juneteenth choral celebration—in person at New Destiny Church in Oakland or online via Zoom.

Juneteenth Choral Celebration

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Date(s) - 06/15/2024
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

New Destiny Church


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BUY TICKETS* $20 In Person, $10 Online. (All who purchase in-person tickets will also receive a link to join online.)

Join Amateur Music Network for our 4th annual Juneteenth choral celebration, in person at New Destiny Church in Oakland or online via Zoom, conducted by Dr. Candace Y. Johnson with special guests Hope Briggs and Lamar Green.

Praised by Opera Wire for her vocal clarity, dramatic presence, and expressive interpretation, soprano Candace Y. Johnson has concertized widely, including guest appearances at Carnegie Hall and The Manhattan Center, and with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Johnson is a versatile artist, equally comfortable in opera, musical theater, and jazz. She has performed lead roles in Le Nozze di Figaro, The Medium, Suor Angelica, Fame, and she defined the genre-bending role of Jackie in the world premiere of Howard’s End, America with RealOpera, San Francisco (2019).

A native of New Jersey, Hope drew a rave review from Opera News for her San Francisco Opera debut as the Duchess of Parma in Busoni’s Doktor Faust “… Hope Briggs was stellar, delivering one of the evening’s highlights with her lusciously intoned, lovelorn aria.”

At the age of 7, Lamar Green picked up a pair of drumsticks and immediately consummated his love for that thing called gospel music. It was through the rhythm of the drum that Green saw a world of possibilities that by age 16 had him playing the piano and composing the music he heard singing in his soul. That song never ended and it was that song that inspired Green to pursue his B.A in Music and Music Theory, thus paving the way for all of the work Green would go on to do as a leader and great talent.

*No preparation is required! We will provide some listening materials for those who wish to learn the parts in advance, but just show up and join in; all will enjoy singing this inspiring music together.

Presented by Amateur Music Network