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 Roosevelt College Choir

The Roosevelt College Choir is UCR's official choir. You can find more information on www.rcchoir.nl.

 

CD Release Call for Freedom!

In the past months, the Roosevelt College Choir has worked hard to record its first CD, entitled Call for Freedom. We are very proud of the result and the CD has been recently released with a spectacular concert in the Zeeuwse Concertzaal. 

The so-called spirituals are in the center of attention. These folk songs originated among enslaved Africans between the seventeenth and the nineteenth century. The slaves were forced to work for their white masters on plantations in the south of the US.

The theme of freedom is closely linked with University College Roosevelt. In the first place president Roosevelt, whose distant ancestors originate from Zeeland, devised the Four Freedoms. In the second place, Middelburg played a pivotal role in the slave trade. From this city, numerous slave vessels were built and departed to the African coast.

Order the CD now!

Call for Freedom contains a collection spirituals that are accessible for a wider audience. For a preview check out the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjfeLdVAkn8

 

Joining the Roosevelt Choir

Our choir members are all related to University College Roosevelt. The vast majority are students, but UCR faculty members are also a constant in our membership file.

The Roosevelt College Choir holds auditions, and male voices are especially welcome. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like more information, please contact choir@ucr.nl.