Singing Freedom –
Part II

Monday, January 16, 2023 - 7:30 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

This concert is part of the Vocal Series. You can subscribe to this series, Build Your Own Subscription, or purchase a season pass. Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

About This Performance

Composer Mason Bynes asks, “How does one create music for joy and sorrow, for challenge and triumph, for jubilance and anguish? Can sorrow, strife, and yearning inform joy, peace, and attainment?” Bynes explores these questions in her latest work, which is informed by Freedom on the Move, the Cornell University database devoted to the experiences of fugitives from slavery in North America. The renowned Lincoln University Choir gives its world premiere on our second Singing Freedom program.

Lincoln University Choir; Camilla Horne, director; Reginald Mobley, countertenor; Will Liverman, baritone; Howard Watkins, piano

Freedom on the Move: Songs in Flight
Choral program includes a World Premiere/PCMS Commission by Mason Bynes

The Artist(s)

Lincoln University Choir
Lincoln University Choir
The Lincoln University Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Camilla J. Horne,  is one of the premier organizations on the campus of Lincoln University and membership is open to all students. Their vocal prowess and penchant for maintaining the African American choral traditions in their music have allowed the choir to achieve a renowned reputation of excellence on the regional,… Read More
Camilla Horne
Camilla Horne, director
Camilla Horne has been a professional music educator/conductor/performer for 30+ years, developing, organizing, and directing an eclectic assortment of K-12, collegiate, community, and semi-professional instrumental and choral ensembles as well as teaching a wide array of music courses at all educational levels in nine states.  In addition, Dr. Horne has served as a director of music,… Read More
Reginald Mobley
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Noted for his “shimmering voice” (BachTrack), American countertenor Reginald Mobley is highly sought after for the baroque, classical, and modern repertoire. Reginald leads a very prolific career in the United States, where he resides. In March 2020, he became the first ever programming consultant for the Handel & Haydn Society following several years of leading H+H in his community engaging Every Voice concerts.… Read More
Will Liverman
Will Liverman, baritone
Called “a voice for this historic moment” (The Washington Post), GRAMMY-nominated baritone Will Liverman continues to bring his compelling performances to audiences nationwide. He starred in the Metropolitan Opera’s reopening production of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up In My Bones in fall 2021, in addition to reprising his roles in Akhnaten (Horemhab) and The Magic Flute (Papageno) during the Met’s 2021-2022 season.… Read More
Howard Watkins
Howard Watkins, piano
American pianist Howard Watkins is a frequent associate of some of the world’s leading musicians on the concert stage; he’s also an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera. His appearances throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Russia, and Israel have included collaborations with Joyce DiDonato, Diana Damrau, Kathleen Battle, Grace Bumbry, Mariusz Kwiecień, Anna Netrebko, and Matthew Polenzani as well as violinists Xiang Gao and Sarah Chang at such venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art,… Read More


Lincoln University Choir | Keep Your Lamps
Reginald Mobley | Someone to Watch Over Me
Will Liverman | Onegin's Aria