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Every Song is a Love Song

Díana Thompson-Brewer, soprano • Ashley Lumpkin, poet

with Hailey Hunter, piano 

Saturday, April 30th  • 7:30pm at the Sigal Music Museum

Tickets are $20

Part One: the weight of glory

An exploration through spoken word of faith and family, humor and heartbreak – what it means to get through this thing human.

Part Two: at first sight  

A song cycle based on a set of six poems written by poet Ashley Lumpkin and set to music by composer Christopher Cooley for lyric coloratura soprano Dr. Diana Thompson-Brewer. In At First Sight, the woman reflects on her decades long relationship and marriage with her Black husband, highlighting the complexities of modern Black love, including her fears of his untimely death due to violence, the responsibility of raising a Black child, and the beauty and celebration of Black families.

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