Second Missionary Baptist Church

522 Old Wilmington Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28301

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Fayetteville State University Concert Choir The Cry of Jeremiah!

Dr. Denise Payton will lead the FSU Concert Choir in a single work, The Cry of Jeremiah!, by Dr. Rosephanye Powell.  Dr. Powell is one of America’s most prominent contemporary women composers of concert choral music.  The subject matter concerns the biblical character Jeremiah, a prophet of Israel who has been imprisoned, beaten and subjected to public ridicule because of his prophecies of doom for the nation of Israel. In the four movements, based on the book of Jeremiah, Chapter 20, the prophet cries out to God, while experiencing myriad emotions, including anguish, betrayal, disillusionment and hope. Dr. Powell’s work is characterized by beautiful melodies, contrapuntal textures, rich harmonies, rhythmic vitality and passionate music that paint the drama of the text.