Coretta Scott King Tribute Concert | Continuation of a Dream: Requiem

Continuation of a Dream: Requiem is the New England Conservatory Black Student Union's annual celebration of the life and contribution of NEC alumna Coretta Scott King, and Black students and faculty throughout the Conservatory's history.

In 2021, the celebration will take the form of a short performance film, highlighting the stories of students past and present. Requiem, otherwise known as a Mass for the repose of the souls of the dead, creates a space in the Conservatory to truly reflect and give power to the Black lives that have been unjustifiably lost over centuries in America.

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Concert Program:

On mourning: Requiem | Anthony Greene
Robyn Smith
Zoe Cagan
Nnamdi Oditah-Honnah
Tres Foster
Kevonnah Shuford
Grant Houston

Homeland | Allison Loggins- Hull
Zoe Cagan

Wade in the Water (Trad. Spiritual)
Lewis Warren

The Police State | Joseph Borsellino
Spoken word from speech by Tamika Mallory at protest in 2020
Somer February 
Tyeri Morrison
NEC Jazz Composer’s Orchestra

Improvisation by Anthony Greene

Thina Sizwe – Trad. South African Protest Song
Naledi Masilo
Zabriel Rivers
Shane Dylan 
Zoe Cagan
Nnamdi Oditah-Honnah

Nostalgia | Caleb Smith
Caleb Smith 
Birsa Chatterjee 
Gervis Myles
Ricardo Guerra 
Benjamin Ogelsby-Davis
Coretta Scott-King | Regina Harris Baiocchi
Naledi Masilo
Zoe Cagan

Lord I’ll Go (Trad. Spiritual)
Zabriel Rivers

Fables of Fabus | Charles Mingus
Lemuel Marc
Zoe Murphy
Eleanor Pruneau
Naledi Masilo
Samuel Childs
William Mabuza

Lift Every Voice and Sing | Lyrics by James Weldon Johnson, Music by J. Rosamond Johnson
Nedelka F. Prescod
Franz Robert

Celebrating Black History Month:

Black history is our shared history. This month, NEC's Black Student Union takes the lead as the Conservatory honors the legacy, future, and rich contributions of Black artists and artistry at NEC.

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