Harmony with Meaning
AfterGlow Chorus is an advanced, auditioned chamber choir of 36 highly-skilled, experienced singers based in Oakland, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area. AfterGlow's mission is to perform beautiful choral works of all genres with the highest level of musicianship and emotional impact.
After two years of suspended animation during the pandemic, we are excited to return with two very special, memorial concerts on August 7, 2022 and August 14, 2022 called "Pandemic & Racism: What's Going On"
These two important concerts will honor the lives and victims lost to both the pandemic and racism in the past two years. We will also honor the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" (ranked number one on Rolling Stone's magazine list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time).
The emotional and powerful concert program includes a wide range of composers and genres, including Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," selections from the Brahms Requiem, Purcell's masterpiece "Hear My Prayer," several stunning African-American spirituals, Alicia Keys, Sara Bareilles, "Stand Up" by Cynthia Erivo (from the movie "Harriet"), "You're All I Need to Get By" by Marin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, and the gospel classic "Total Praise" by Richard Smallwood.
The amazing jazz / soul / R&B DW Edwards musician will also be our very special Guest Artist for these concerts.
Here is a YouTube playlist of some of the concert songs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeLtdDKoF3VSZ8U5TE3wC5HqNhMIKADXl