Civil Rights Through Song:
A Choral History of Raleigh Through the Civil Rights Era


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Mar 13 – Mar 23, 2014

7:30 pm on Thursday – Saturday
2 pm on Sunday

$25  Regular Admission
$20  Seniors (65+)
$15  Students, Teachers & Active Military
$15  Thursday Admission

Murphey School Auditorium

Coproduced by the Raleigh Boychoir

Jerome Davis, Artistic Director

Robert Unger, Choral Conductor

Written by Ian Finley

Choreographed by Robin Harris

Directed by Ilana Rozin

Burning Coal Theatre Company and the Raleigh Boychoir will present Civil Rights Through Song: A Choral History of Raleigh Through the Civil Rights Era, a performance using choral music, dance and drama to celebrate the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s/early 1960s. 

When a chance encounter at a City of Raleigh Arts Commission (CORAC) workshop earlier this year brought together two seemingly unrelated arts organizations—Burning Coal Theatre Company and The Raleigh Boychoir—no one would have imagined that the seed of an idea planted that day would develop into a real-life collaboration. Funded in part by a CORAC collaboration grant, Civil Rights Through Song: A Choral History of Raleigh Through the Civil Rights Era is a performance piece that will include choral music, dance and dramatic narrative.

The Civil Rights Through Song performance will feature three distinct choral sections interspersed with dance and spoken word narrative. One section will include choral music from the late 1950s to early 1960s sung by white Raleighites who would have been in the segregated Raleigh City School System at that time. The second portion will present musical works sung by African American Raleighites who would have been Read More »

Oakwood: Stepping Stones


May 23 – May 25, 2014

6:30 pm on Friday – Saturday
2 pm on Sunday

$20  adults
$10  students

Oakwood Cemetery
701 Oakwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC

Written by Various Playwrights from around the Country

Burning Coal’s next “Oakwood” performance will take place in the spring of 2014.

Estimated run time: 1.25 hours.

 

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Haunted Mordecai


Oct 26, 2013

5 pm on Saturday

$5  at the door

The Mordecai House 1 Mimosa Street Raleigh, NC

Written by Ian Finley

Coproduced by The Mordecai House

Every year at Halloween, Burning Coal teams with the historic Mordecai House to present a chilling walking tour of the old (haunted?) house.  While walking through the beautiful old building, you are likely to come across some lovely hosts therein.  The only problem?  They have been dead for years!   Whether you believe in ghosts or not, be prepared to come face to face with the past as you learn about Raleigh’s rich past history in this short, funny and scary walk.  For kids of all ages.