September 16, 2014
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By VoicesOfHope
Event Date(s): 2/2/2013
Venue / Location Information:
Name: Church of the Epiphany
Address: 1336 Pawtucket Ave
City: Rumford
State: RI
Event Time / Additional Information: 10:00 AM - 4:00 Pm
Contact Info: Susan Murphy, 401-475-9763


Women and Girls Are Invited to an Experiential Seminar Led by Musicologist Dr. Clarice LaVerne Thompson

WHO: Dr. Clarice LaVerne Thompson, musicologist, is an award-winning composer, musical director and writer of many musicals. She has been a public school educator, and was a professor of African-American music at Brown University from 2002-2009. Dr. Thompson has toured the U.S., Europe and Japan as entertainer, music director and composer. She currently serves as minister of music and choir director at Bethel AME Church and gospel choir director at Beneficent Congregational Church in Providence.

WHAT: Dr. Thompson will present an interactive experiential seminar/workshop that will examine and explore African-American folk music that has been written, arranged, and/or popularized by women of African-American descent. African-American folk music dwells in various musical genres, including spiritual and gospel, with some blues and jazz. Songs will include a few from the civil rights movement to inspire freedom, justice and peace.

WHEN: Saturday, February 2, 2013

10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Church of the Epiphany

Parish Hall

1336 Pawtucket Ave.

Rumford, R.I.

HOW: The African-American Workshop is open to all women and girls, and costs $50 for adults, $25 for students. Those wishing to attend must pre-register at, or by sending a check to Voices of Hope, c/o Susan Murphy, 14 Clifford Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860.

About Voices of Hope

Voices of Hope: Women Singing for Inspiration is a non-auditioned chorus of women and girls from Rhode Island who come together to celebrate the power inherent in women’s voices and to learn and perform a variety of choral music. Women and girls of all ages and backgrounds are welcome, with the goal of making connections through the magic of music. The music is chosen from many sources and styles, including classical, folk, jazz, gospel, pop, and spirituals, with an emphasis on music written by and for women, and could represent the music of many cultures and countries. For more information, visit

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