Essence of Harmony Choral Society
Paying respect to the history of the Negro Spiritual, Essence of Harmony delivers powerful congressional melodies influenced by the spirit, messages and emotions of the men and women who created them.
The following books are just some of the available titles in our collection. Explore the suggested reading for more knowledge on the origin and topic of spirituals:
- Slave Spirituals and the Jubilee Singers by Michael L. Cooper
- Walk Together Children by Ashley Bryan
- I’m Going to Sing: Black American Spirituals by Ashley Bryan
The Essence of Harmony Choral Society was formed in 2018 by Cherisse Bonefont. The Choir was born from a need she saw to create the presence of space for and a medium through which singers of all skill levels can share their musical gifts with the Burlington County community at large. This diverse group of singers has a cohesive and creative performance style. EHCS focuses explicitly on celebrating the works of both classical and under-recognized African-American composers. Join us as the group presents classics, anthems, spirituals, and contemporary gospel music here at the Burlington County Library.
- This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
- Please note that the auditorium maintains a strict capacity of 250 people.
- Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will begin approximately 15 minutes prior to showtime.