GOSPEL (1996)

Voices: Past Performances

Written and directed by David Woods

 A storyteller narrates the story of the creation and evolution of gospel music from its beginnings in the spirituals sung at ‘hush harbours’ on ante-bellum slave plantations in the southern USA to the highly charged, eclectic, gospel compositions of today. A section of the play is dedicated to the spirituals and gospel songs sung during civil rights marches in the US in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The play features a performance by the Voices Singers.


Performance History

The play was commissioned for the 75th Anniversary of the founding of the Nova Scotia Home For Colored Children and performed at Black Cultiural Centre in 1996. It was also performed as part of a Black History Month program at Halifax North Branch Library (1997).