Thursday, November 19, 2009

BPL@Night to Host Concert Featuring Rosephanye Dunn Powell

Dr. Rosephanye Dunn Powell
The Birmingham Public Library is proud to present a concert featuring Rosephanye Dunn Powell, an Auburn University professor. Dr. Powell has recently released a CD titled Motherless Child that features ten African-American spirituals. She has infused the traditional songs with a mix of R&B, urban, gospel, and jazz. Accompanied by her husband, Dr. Powell will perform selections from her album, offering listeners a unique concert.

Powell is an internationally acclaimed composer and arranger of choral music. She has over 100 published works, including some for the Hal Leonard Corporation, the nation's leading music publisher. Additionally, Dr. Powell has composed for the Oxford University Press (London). As one of the country's premier women composers of choral music, her works are in great demand at schools, churches, and choral festivals around the world.

For more information on Rosephanye Dunn Powell, visit her website at

The library will provide light refreshments. If you have any questions about the BPL@Night performance, please contact (205) 226-3742. For more information on the Birmingham Public Library’s programs and events, please visit

What: An evening with Dr. Rosephanye Dunn Powell
Where: Central Library, Linn-Henley Bldg., Arrington Auditorium, 3rd floor
When: Thursday, December 3
Time: 6:30 p.m.

BPL thanks Compass Bank for its generous support of BPL@Night. BPL@Night is also made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

photograph by Sante White

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