Music for Juneteenth on this week's Choral Showcase, with Sanctuary Road, an oratorio on William Still's harrowing tales of escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad, by Pulitzer prize-winning composer Paul Moravec. We'll round out the program with Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time by Sir Michael Tippett.

Show Notes

Paul Moravec: Sanctuary Road

  • Laquita Mitchell, soprano; Raehann Bryce-Davis, mezzo-soprano; Joshua Blue, tenor; Malcolm J. Merriweather, baritone; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
  • Oratorio Society of New York Chorus and Orchestra
  • Kent Tritle, conductor

Sir Michael Tippett: Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time

  • The Finzi Singers; Paul Spicer, director