William Grant Still’s 1940 cantata offers musical consideration of injustice in America Thursday, February 20, 2020 By Beth Accomando This weekend, Bodhi Tree Concerts presents "The Long Dark Shadow: A Musical Consideration of Injustice in America." Music and protest have gone hand in hand for centuries but Bodhi Tree Concerts is turning to music that voices its protest through more meditative means. The concert this weekend takes its name from a lyric in William Grant Still'
By DAVID L. CODDONWRITER
FEB. 20, 2020
The haunting choral cantata “And They Lynched Him On A Tree” will be heard in its San Diego premiere this weekend when Bodhi Tree Concerts presents in honor of Black History Month a program titled “The Long Dark Shadow.” The concerts Saturday at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla and at Downtown Abbey in National City on Sunday will be conducted by David Chase and will feature contralto soloist Judith Malone, gue
Bodhi Tree Concerts performs intentional kindness through music. When we founded Bodhi Tree our aim was simple: In our small way to give back to the community, serve local artists, and bring people together, through music. Now, as we witness a frightening and steady rise of divisiveness and hate, we find it even more important to find our commonalities, and, as cliché as it sounds, use music as common ground to remind us of our common humanity. Running a grassroots arts nonpr
Still’s ‘And They Lynched Him on a Tree’ is the centerpiece of the nonprofit organization’s next concert By BETH WOODWRITER
FEB. 19, 2020
5 PM Stars seemed to align for Bodhi Tree Concerts’ upcoming events. Now in its ninth season of producing benefit concerts showcasing local talent, the nonprofit last year began considering ways to celebrate Black History Month.Diana and Walter DuMelle, the husband-and-wife founders of Bodhi Tree, were approached by their friend, well-know