The Peabody Post

Tariq Al-Sabir, Judah Adashi, Douglas Buchanan Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. in Choral Evensong

c851cbc9-d082-4fe8-9fab-1d750b869afbOn Sunday, January 17 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, faculty composer Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition) and alumnus Tariq Al-Sabir (BM ’15, Voice) were featured on a choral evensong in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Mr. Al-Sabir gave a pre-service recital at 4:30 pm. The 5:00 pm service included the premiere of Mr. Al-Sabir’s Preces and Responses, commissioned by St. David’s, and a performance of selections from Dr. Adashi’s Rise, with poetry by Tameka Cage Conley and with Mr. Al-Sabir as the soloist. Faculty member Douglas Buchanan (MM ’08, Composition, Music Theory Pedagogy; DMA ’13, Composition), Music Director at St. David’s, spoke about Sunday’s service in an interview on WBJC Radio 91.5, available here.

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