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America’s Requiem – A Knee on The Neck

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Date & Time
March 28, 2022 7:30 PM
Main Theater
Tickets start at $39
Doors Open
6:30 PM
Event Time
7:30 PM
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Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Eugene Rogers, chorus master
with National Philharmonic Chorale and members of The Washington Chorus

America’s Requiem commemorates the life and tragic loss of George Floyd with the world premiere of Adolphus Hailstork’s A Knee on The Neck, composed around the backbone of the poetry of Dr. Herbert Martin and performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorale along with featured vocalists J’Nai Bridges, Normal Shankle, and Kenneth Overton. The program concludes with Mozart’s seminal Requiem in D Minor, also featuring Soprano Aundi Marie Moore.

Guest Artists

Aundi Marie Moore, Soprano
J’Nai Bridges, Mezzo Soprano
Norman Shankle, Tenor
Kenneth Overton, Baritone


Adolphus Hailstork, A Knee on The Neck (World Premiere)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Süssmayr), Requiem in D Minor, K. 626

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