Sponsor: Kid Pan Alley, Inc.
Where: Castleton Festival Theatre House, 663 Castleton View Road, Castleton, VA 22716
Community Sing with Ysaÿe Barnwell. The event will be held at the Theatre House at beautiful Castleton Farms, an acoustically perfect intimate venue built by Maestro Lorin Maazel.
Dr. Ysaÿe M. Barnwell toured with the internationally acclaimed singing group Sweet Honey in the Rock for more than 30 years. She has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center to concert halls in Africa, Europe and New Guinea. Throughout the years, she has spent much of her time off stage working as an actress, composer and arranger, author, master teacher and choral leader in the African American cultural performance tradition. She has presented her popular songwriting and Building a Vocal Community workshops throughout 3 continents. Her work in the field is a significant source of inspiration for both singers and non-singers, a model of pedagogy for educators, and cultural activists and historians.
Thanks to the Castleton Festival and Rappahannock Association for Arts in the Community for their support of this event.