Tagged African American Culture

Dr. Candace Johnson, Performs Negro Spirituals at Downs

Dr. Cadace Johnson

Dr. Candace Johnson, Soprano, will debut a concert of African American spirituals, hymns and other songs of worship Sunday, February 27, 4pm at the Downs Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 61st and Idaho Streets in North Oakland. The concert will highlight a benefit program for the church’s scholarship fund.
Accompanied by a trio of musicians, Dr. Johnson has made concert appearances at numerous universities and churches throughout the country.
She specializes in research and performance of works by African American composers and traditional African American folk songs, and she is equally known as a singing actress with an extensive repertoire of operatic performances, concerts and recital programs. She studied with Shirley Verrett at the University of Michigan. where she received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in voice performance. She has a fellowship at UC Berkeley where she teaches applied voice and is on the faculty at the Revival Center Ministry’s Training Institute in Vallejo. Aside from holding the title of Ms. Black Tennessee, she’s  an entrepreneur and founded SweetPsalm Music.
Tickets are $20.00 for adults.  For information about the Downs Memorial Church Scholarship Committee, call 510-654-5858. Visit Dr. Johnson’s website at: http://www.cjsings.com/home.php