Oratorio Chorus & Orchestra – Requiem for Colour by Dr. Jeffery L. Ames
November 05, 2022
Composed by Belmont School of Music faculty member Dr. Jeffery Ames, Requiem for Colour is a musical, literary and visual journey that begins in West Africa and ends in present day North America. “Requiem for Colour will honor the lives and legacies of enslaved blacks from 1619 to 1865, and our contemporary Black martyrs who offered themselves as a sacrifice for equality and freedom” – Dr. Jeffery L. Ames. Idiomatic Black musical genres are skillfully infused within the Western European style of composition making this a unique masterwork.
Dr. Jeffery Ames has performed and guest conducted internationally in the countries of Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Estonia, South Korea, and the Republic of Ghana. An accomplished accompanist, he has performed and collaborated with well-known conductors such as André Thomas, Jo-Michael Scheibe, Lynne Gackle, and Anton Armstrong. Additionally he has collaborated with well-known celebrities such as Trisha Yearwood, Laura Bell Bundy, CeCe Winans, Connie Smith, Ricky Skaggs and The Whites, internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, Michael W. Smith, Kathy Mattea, Sheryl Crow, and legendary rock band the Rolling Stones.