February 25, 2018
7:30 pm
School of Music

Black History Month Concert

The Celebration of African American Music Concert was pioneered by, then Master’s student, Jeremiah Marcèle Sanders in February 2017, in collaboration with the Efroymson Diversity Center, Mu Phi Epsilon and the School of Music.  Butler’s School of Music is committed to celebrating the vast wealth of African-american culture through singing.  Our singing is a tool for increasing the awareness of the oppression under which African slaves were brought to this land.  We wish that all see a day in which we celebrate a reconciliation of racial injustice.  Until that day arrives, we rejoice in hope, sing in unity of mind and spirit, and educate toward equality.




This Little Light of Mine - Traditional African American; Ysaye Barnwell, arrangement

Dr. John Perkins, director



True Light - Keith Hampton

Ain'a that Good News - William Dawson, arrangement

Dr. Michael Boney, guest director


University Choir and Angela Brown, soprano solo (Butler University Guest Artist)

Wade in the Water - Moses Hogan, arrangement

Dr. John Perkins, director


Angela Brown, soprano (Butler University Guest Artist)

Lord, How Come Me Here - Traditional African American Spiritual

I Have a Dream - Lee Hoiby

Catherine Bringerud, piano


Eastern Star Church Choir (Cooper Road campus, Indianapolis, IN)

Even Me - Yolanda Adams

You Should Be as Witness - Louis Page

Dr. Sherry Garrison, director


Combined Choirs

Oh Give Thanks - Rev. Charles Nicks Jr.

Markell Pipkins, conductor


Combined Choirs (verse 1 and 2) and Audience (verse 3)

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Jeremiah Marcele Sanders, conductor


Special Guest Artist:  Angela Brown, soprano

Special Guest Choir:  Eastern Star Church Choir, Dr. Sherri Garrison, director

Co-artistic Directors:  Jeremiah Marcèle Sanders (Butler Alumnus, 2017) and Dr. John Perkins, Butler University

Sponsored by: Butler University School of Music, Efroymson Diversity Center